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.
(Porter, A., Salvo, D., Pérez, A., Reininger, B., Kohl, H.W.; Preventative Medicine;
(Heredia NI, Krasny S, Strong LL, Von Hatten L, Nguyen L, Reininger BM, McNeill LH, Fernández ME; Public Health Genomics; 2016)
(Reininger B, Lee M, Jennings R, Evans A, Vidoni M; Public Health Nutrition; 2016)
(Wilkinson AV, Vatcheva KP, Pérez A, Reininger BM, McCormick JB, Fisher-Hoch, SP; Hisp J Behav Sci.; 2014)
(Kendzor, DE, Chen, M, Reininger, B, Businelle, MS, Stewart, DS, Fisher-Hoch, SP, Rentfro, A, Wetter, DW, McCormick, JB; BMC Public Health, 2014)
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.
The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and Pfizer, Inc. made the announcement today.
Brownsville was one of only six cities in the nation selected for the award, which was announced today at the Aspen Ideas Festival Spotlight: Health. The prize honors communities that are harnessing the collective power of leaders, partners, and stakeholders to help residents live healthier lives. Brownsville will receive a cash prize of $25,000 in recognition of its commitment to building a Culture of Health.
It’s been 10 years since The University of Texas School of Public Health launched its Community Advisory Board in Brownsville, and those 10 years were marked with a celebration for the success of this collaboration in the Rio Grande Valley.