Belinda Reininger, DrPH
Professor, Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Research Interests – community-based participatory research and intervention research; Hispanic health, particular emphasis on obesity, diet, physical activity and chronic disease prevention and management.
2016 - UT Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award. This award is the University’s premier teaching award honoring outstanding teachers from across the system.
2015 - ASPPH/Pfizer Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Public Health Practice. This award is for graduate faculty who advance and integrate scholarly public health practices within research, teaching and service.
2012 - University of Texas School of Public Health Excellence in Practice Award.
(Vidoni, Michelle L., Belinda M. Reininger, and MinJae Lee. Journal of Probability and Statistics 2019 (2019).)
(Heredia, N.I., Walker, T.J., Lee, M. and Reininger, B.M., 2019. American Journal of Health Promotion, p.0890117119828919.)
(Walker, Timothy J., Natalia I. Heredia, MinJae Lee, Susan T. Laing, Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, Joseph B. McCormick, and Belinda M. Reininger. BMC public health 19, no. 1 (2019): 161.)
(Porter, Anna K., Harold W. Kohl III, Adriana Pérez, Belinda Reininger, Kelley Pettee Gabriel, and Deborah Salvo. Environment and Behavior (2019): 0013916518825289.)
(Porter AK, Kohl HW III, Pérez A, Reininger B, Gabriel KP, Salvo D. Environ Behav.)
Daniel Zamora still remembers the smell. At first he didn’t realize anything was wrong. A small blister appeared on his left pinky toe where his sneaker rubbed against his skin. He had developed blisters before, but this one wouldn’t go away.
As the newly appointed regional dean of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Brownsville, Belinda Reininger, DrPH, MPH, is dedicated to improving the health and vitality of the people who live in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Researchers across the UT System are working hard to gain a clearer picture of what works best to encourage and support children and adults in overcoming obesity.
A program based out of Cameron County offers people with Type 2 diabetes ways to control the disease.