Department Directory

General Information

Mailing Address:

The University of Texas School of Public Health
P.O. Box 20186
Houston, TX 77225
Enrollment information:
Main number: 713-500-9000
Street Address:
The University of Texas School of Public Health
1200 Pressler Street
Houston, TX 77030

Click here for a map of the Houston Campus

See below for addresses and contact information for the Regional Campuses

Administrative Offices

Office of the Dean
Name Position Phone Office
Roberta B. Ness, MD, MPH Dean 713-500-9052 RAS W-114A
Osama Mikhail, Ph.D. Executive Vice Dean 713-500-9053 RAS W-118A
Bonnie Schoenbein Executive Services Administrator 713-500-9041 RAS W-114
Nicole Yogi Interim Director of Development 713-500-3213 UCT 1200
Anissa Anderson Orr Interim Sr. Communications Specialist 713-500-9019 RAS W-130L
Brittany Kusay Development Specialist 713-500-9018 RAS W-130C
FAX 713-500-9020


Name Position Phone Office
Main Number 713-500-9121 RAS E-125
Helena VonVille Director, Library Services 713-500-9131 RAS E-119
Amy Taylor Public Health Librarian 713-500-9129 RAS E-123
Elaine Wilson Administrative Coordinator 713-500-9128 RAS E-117
FAX 713-500-9125

Office of Academic Affairs

Name Position Phone Office
L. Kay Bartholomew, EdD Assoc. Dean, Academic Affairs 713-500-9080 RAS W-238
Sylvia Salas, MPH Director, Academic Affairs 713-500-9070 RAS W-224
Nesh Aqrawi Program Manager 713-500-9071 RAS W-230
Peggy Powell Educational Programs Coordinator 713-500-9230 RAS W-242
Sam Neher Administrative Coordinator 713-500-9265 RAS W-230
Susan C. Garcia Sr. Staff Assistant 713-500-9072  RAS W-202
FAX 713-500-9149

Office of Student Affairs

Name Position Phone Office
Main Number 713-500-9032 RAS E-201
Mary Ann Smith, PhD Assoc. Dean, Student Affairs 713-500-9236 RAS W-214
Anne Baronitis Director, Student Affairs 713-500-9030 RAS E-215
Tiaresa Carter Manager of Admissions 713-500-9035 RAS E-209
Silvia Santiago Administrative Assistant III 713-500-9025 RAS E-231
FAX 713-500-9068

Office of Management

Name Position Phone Office
Debra Ryan, MEd Assoc. Dean, Management 713-500-9046 RAS W-114B
Sherri Curry Senior Administrative Coordinator 713-500-9420 RAS W-130G
FAX 713-500-9020
Accounting Services
Mary Pastore Director, Management Operations 713-500-9045 RAS W-122
FAX 713-500-9020
Administrative Services
Sandra Fisbeck Director, Administrative Services 713-500-9038 RAS W-124
FAX 713-500-9020
Facilities Support Services
Robin Baker Manager of Facilities Support Services 713-500-9042 RAS W-218
FAX 713-500-9149
Educational Media Resources
Henry Fung Director, Ed. Media Resources 713-500-9069 RAS B-04
FAX 713-500-9020

Office of Public Health Practice

Name Position Phone Office
Linda Lloyd, PhD, MBA, MSW Assoc. Dean, Public Health Practice 713-500-9163 RAS E-927
Brenda Brown Educational Programs Coordinator II 713-500-9160 RAS E-903A
FAX 713-500-9493

Office of Research

Name Position Phone Office
Laura Mitchell, PhD Associate Dean, Research 713-500-9954 RAS E-547
Peggy Weinshilboum Research Coordinator I 713-500-9310 RAS W-212
Pat Perez Administrative Coord/Pre-award Database 713-500-9064 RAS W-206
Rebecca Novak Research Coordinator/Student Research 713-500-9055 RAS W-210
FAX 713-500-9068 RAS E-217

Office of Information Technology

Name Position Phone Office
Derek Drawhorn Asst. Dean, Information Technology 713-500-9533 RAS E-37
Chris Harvey Manager, Communications Network 713-500-9544 RAS E-23
Aaron Wagner Director, Applications Development 713-500-9534 RAS E-49
FAX 713-500-9530

Regional Campuses


Guadalupe Location:
1616 Guadalupe, Suite 6.300
Austin, TX 78701
Map Location
Austin Oaks Location:
              Austin Oaks, Medina Building
              3445 Executive Center Drive, Suite 150
Austin, TX 78731
Name Position Phone Office
Cheryl Perry, PhD Regional Dean 512-391-2536 Austin
Courtney Dezendorf Coordinator, Admissions & Alumni Affairs 512-391-2505 Austin
Kimberly White Executive Assistant 512-391-2501 Austin
FAX 512-494-0400


Campus Address
UTSPH 80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, Texas 78520
Map Location
Name Position Phone Office
Joseph McCormick, MD Regional Dean 956-882-5166 Brownsville
Christina Villarreal Administrative Services Officer I 956-882-6677 Brownsville
Coordinator, Admissions and Alumni Affairs 956-882-6745 Brownsville
Maria Rodriguez Administrative Coordinator 956-882-5165 Brownsville
FAX 956-882-5152


Campus Address
6011 Harry Hines Blvd., V8.110
Dallas, TX 75390
Map Location
Name Position Phone Office
Raul Caetano, MD, PhD Regional Dean 214-648-1080 Dallas
Pamela Lockhart Administrative Assistant III 214-648-1080 Dallas
Connie Carter Senior Support Specialist 214-648-1082 Dallas
FAX 214-648-1081

El Paso

Campus Address
1101 N. Campbell, CH 400
El Paso, Texas 79902
Map Location
Name Position Phone Office
Hector Balcazar, PhD Regional Dean 915-747-8500 El Paso
Maribel Alomari Coordinator, Admissions & Alumni Affairs 915-747-8501 El Paso
Mark Shaw Staff Assistant 915-747-8502 El Paso
FAX 915-747-8512

San Antonio

Campus Address
Street Address:
7411 John Smith Drive, Suite 1100
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Map Location
Name Position Phone Office
Sharon Cooper, PhD Regional Dean 210-276-9008 San Antonio
Elva Apodaca Administrative Assistant III 210-276-9003
Gerardo Pacheco Coordinator, Admissions & Alumni Affairs 210-276-9015
FAX 210-276-9028
San Antonio


Name Position Phone Office
Barbara Tilley, PhD Division Director 713-500-9524 RAS E-833
Michelle Yao Administrative Services Officer I 713-500-9505 RAS E-835
Heather See Coordinator, Admissions & Alumni Affairs 713-500-9521 RAS E-902
FAX 713-500-9530
Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Eric Boerwinkle, PhD Division Director 713-500-9800 RAS E-447
Tressie Wallace Jackson Administrative Services Officer III 713-500-9803 RAS E-403
Peggy Coleman Administrative Assistant I 713-500-9360 RAS E-621
FAX 713-500-9264
Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Sally Vernon, PhD Division Director 713-500-9760 UCT 2560
Mary Brown Administrative Assistant III 713-500-9987 UCT 2572
Kimberly Stein Coordinator, Admissions & Alumni Affairs 713-500-9985 UCT 2574
FAX 713-500-9750
Management, Policy & Community Health
Louisa Franzini, PhD Division Director 713-500-9179 RAS E-933
Maria Saenz Administrative Services Officer I 713-500-9485 RAS E-935
Leticia Valles Coordinator, Admissions & Alumni Affairs 713-500-9196 RAS E-311
FAX 713-500-9493


Center for Emergency Research
Name Position Phone Office
Linda Lloyd, PhD, MBA, MSW Director 713-500-9163 RAS W-118
FAX 713-500-9020
Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Susan Tortolero, PhD Director 713-500-9634 UCT 2080
Sue Sifford Associate Director, Admin 713-500-9617 UCT 2062
Linda Barr Senior Executive Assistant 713-500-9623 UCT 2082
FAX 713-500-9602
UT Prevention Research Center
Susan Tortolero, PhD Director 713-500-9634 UCT 2080
Linda Barr Senior Executive Assistant 713-500-9623 UCT 2082
FAX 713-500-9602
Center for Health Services Research
Charles Begley, PhD Co-Director 713-500-9179 RAS E-317
David Lairson, PhD Co-Director 713-500-9176 RAS E-307
FAX 713-500-9171
Center for Infectious Diseases
Herbert DuPont, MD Director 713-500-9366 RAS E-729
Carolyn Wade Administrative Services Officer I 713-500-9350 RAS E-727
Sheri Allred Administrative Assistant III 713-500-9352 RAS E-733
FAX 713-500-9364
Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Main Number 713-500-9500 RAS E-802
Barry Davis MD, PhD Director 713-500-9518 RAS E-815
Larry Cormier Director of Mgmt. Operations 713-500-9522 RAS E-823
Staci Garner Administrative Assistant I 713-500-9506 RAS E-825
FAX 713-500-9530
George McMillan Fleming Center for Healthcare Management
Osama Mikhail, PhD Director 713-500-3047 RAS E-315
Maria Saenz Administrative Services Officer I 713-500-9485 RAS E-935
FAX 713-500-9493
Hispanic Health Disparities Research Center
Hector Balcazar, PhD Director 915-747-8500 El Paso
FAX 915-747-8512
Hispanic Health Research Center in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
Joseph McCormick, MD Director 956-882-5166 Brownsville
FAX 956-882-5152
Human Genetics Center
Eric Boerwinkle, PhD Director 713-500-9800 RAS E-447
Camille Breaux Executive Assistant 713-500-9914 RAS E-451
FAX 713-500-0900
Institute for Health Policy
Stephen Linder, PhD Interim Director 713-500-9494 RAS E-1023
Patty Poole Executive Assistant 713-500-9318 RAS E-1025
FAX 713-500-9493
Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
Deanna Hoelscher, PhD Director 512-391-2510 Austin
Harold Flenoy II Administrative Assistant II 512-391-2515 Austin
FAX 512-494-0400
Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Elaine Symanski, PhD Director 713-500-9238 RAS W-1028
Annette Allett Sr. Grants and Contracts Specialist 713-500-9421 RAS W-1024
FAX 713-500-9442