Sheryl A. McCurdy, PhD
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic and Microbiome Research
Global Health Studies
Phone: +1 (713) 500-9633
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.
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.
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.”
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.