Belinda Reininger, DrPH

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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.

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Recent Publications

Association between Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Symptoms of Mental Health Conditions in Mexican-Americans

(Wu, S., Fisher-Hoch, S., Reininger, B., McCormick, J.B; Health Psychology; 2018)

Educating Hispanics about Clinical Trials and Biobanking

(Rangel ML, Fernandez ME, NcNeill LH, Heredia NI, Reininger BM; Journal of Cancer Education; 2018)

Evaluation of Event Physical Activity Engagement at an Open Streets Initiative within a Texas-Mexico Bordertown

(Salazar-Collier, C., Wilkinson, A. Mitchell-Bennett, L. Reininger, B; Journal of Physical Activity and Health; 2018)

Intrapersonal and Environmental Correlates of Bicycling in U.S. Adults

(Porter, A., Salvo, D., PĂ©rez, A., Reininger, B., Kohl, H.W.; Preventative Medicine; 2018)

Participants' Perceptions of Interactions with Community Health Workers who Promote Behavior Change: A Qualitative Characterization from Participants with Normal, Depressive and Anxious Mood States

(Perales, J., Reininger, B., Lee, M., Linder, S; International Journal for Equity in Health; 2018)

Recent News

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.