Faculty and Staff

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Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, MD

Professor of Epidemiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Hispanic Health Research Center
Phone Number: (956) 755-0635
Room Number: RAC S2.330C (Brownsville)

Research Interests:

  • Virology
  • Lassa and Ebola hemorrhagic fevers
  • tuberculosis
  • human Papilloma virus
  • biocontainment
  • microbiology
  • molecular epidemiology
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Rose Gowen, MD

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (956) 882-5165

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Joseph B. McCormick, MD

James H. Steele, DVM Professor & Regional Dean, Brownsville Regional Campus

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Hispanic Health Research Center
Phone Number: (956) 755-0605
Room Number: RAC S1.334 (Brownsville)

Research Interests:

  • Infectious Diseases (particularly viral such as Ebola
  • Lassa fever: HIV/AIDS)
  • Health issues in international settings
  • vaccines
  • epidemiology and bioterrorism.
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Belinda M. Reininger, DrPH

Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (956) 755-0654
Room Number: RAC N1.102E (Brownsville)

Research Interests:

  • Evaluation research
  • community based health promotion
  • health disparities
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Blanca I. Restrepo, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Hispanic Health Research Center
Phone Number: (956) 755-0634
Room Number: RAC S2.330B (Brownsville)

Research Interests:

  • Dr. Restrepo conducts research in a community along the Texas-Mexico border. This population is predominantly Hispanic
  • has low socio-economic status
  • and a high diabetes prevalence. Here
  • Dr. Restrepo and her colleagues are evaluating the impact of diabetes on TB control by conducting epidemiological and basic science studies. The long-term goal is to identify strategies for prevention of TB among diabetes patients.
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Ken Sexton, ScD, MBA

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Institute for Health Policy
Phone Number: (956) 882-5165

Research Interests:

  • Human exposure analysis
  • health risk assessment
  • environmental risk management
  • environmental health policy
  • business environment interactions
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