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 AK, Kohl HW III, Pérez A, Reininger B, Gabriel KP, Salvo D. Environ Behav.)
(Wu, S., Fisher-Hoch, S., Reininger, B., McCormick, J.B; Health Psychology; 2018)
Hundreds of people registered from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Linear Park in Brownsville to be part of The Challenge RGV, a weight-loss program in which several organizations come together to motivate the community to be healthier and reach their goal weight.
Five years ago, Harlingen became one of Texas’ few cities to launch a Mayor’s Wellness Council. Soon, Healthy Harlingen was born to combat one of the state’s highest rates of diabetes, obesity and hypertension.
Belinda Reininger, DrPH, was interviewed on KURV Radio in McAllen about her role as regional dean for UTHealth School of Public Health's Brownsville campus.
The goal of Unidos Contra la Diabetes is to reduce the number of new cases of type II diabetes in the next five years.
The nonprofit group believes this will result in a ten percent reduction in the prevalence of diabetes by 2030.
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.