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The Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research

Sheryl A. McCurdy, PhD

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Associate Professor
International Program
Sheryl.A.McCurdy@uth.tmc.edu

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Department

Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences

Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Heath

Research Interests

Harm Reduction
Substance Use
HIV/AIDS
Drug Policy
Community Engagement
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic and Microbiome Research
Disaster Recovery
Underserved Populations
Health Disparities
Global Health Studies
African Studies
Ethnography

Contact

Sheryl.A.McCurdy@uth.tmc.edu
Phone: +1 (713) 500-9633

Recent News

Natural Disaster Policy Grant

UTHealth School of Public Health Drs. Eric Jones and Sheryl McCurdy, along with colleagues at Rice University and Texas Southern University, are conducting a Hurricane Harvey social network analysis to determine how the various entities, including organizations involved in law enforcement, public health, flood management, emergency management, housing and disaster relief, interacted. Their work will help identify ways to improve the flow of information across the region, reduce duplication of efforts and support vulnerable populations.

Study investigates family decision making after Hurricane Harvey

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Researchers with UTHealth School of Public Health’s Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research and Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health are studying how families affected by Hurricane Harvey make decisions as they move forward with the recovery process.

McCurdy presents at WHO seminar in Switzerland

Sheryl McCurdy, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences, gave a presentation at a World Health Organization seminar in Geneva, Switzerland, titled “Ethics, Access to Treatment and Substance Abuse: a Case Study of Heroin in Tanzania.”

Desperate Addicts Inject Others' Blood | The New York Times

Sheryl A. McCurdy, a professor of public health at the University of Texas in Houston, first described the practice five years ago in a brief letter to The British Medical Journal and recently published a study of it in the journal Addiction.