Belinda Reininger, DrPH

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Professor, Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
belinda.m.reininger@uth.tmc.edu

Research Interests community-based participatory research and intervention research; Hispanic health, particular emphasis on obesity, diet, physical activity and chronic disease prevention and management.

Honors

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.

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Recent Publications

A Comparison of Mean-Based and Quantile Regression Methods for Analyzing Self-Report Dietary Intake Data

(Vidoni, Michelle L., Belinda M. Reininger, and MinJae Lee. Journal of Probability and Statistics 2019 (2019).)

The Longitudinal Relationship Between Social Support and Physical Activity in Hispanics

(Heredia, N.I., Walker, T.J., Lee, M. and Reininger, B.M., 2019. American Journal of Health Promotion, p.0890117119828919.)

The combined effect of physical activity and sedentary behavior on subclinical atherosclerosis: a cross-sectional study among Mexican Americans

(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.)

Bikeability: Assessing the Objectively Measured Environment in Relation to Recreation and Transportation Bicycling

(Porter AK, Kohl HW III, Pérez A, Reininger B, Gabriel KP, Salvo D. Environ Behav.)

Bikeability: Assessing the Objectively Measured Environment in Relation to Recreation and Transportation Bicycling.

(Porter, Anna K., Harold W. Kohl III, Adriana Pérez, Belinda Reininger, Kelley Pettee Gabriel, and Deborah Salvo. Environment and Behavior (2019): 0013916518825289.)

Recent News

Life and Limb

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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.

UTHealth School of Public Health announces new regional dean of the Brownsville campus

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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.

How System researchers are taking a multi-faceted approach to obesity

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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.

Program Encouraging People to Take Control of Health

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A program based out of Cameron County offers people with Type 2 diabetes ways to control the disease.