Office of Research

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The University of Texas School of Public Health provides a direct service to communities through the research efforts of its campuses, divisions and research centers and the Institute for Health Policy. It is the school’s objective to translate its discoveries into policies and programs that have a beneficial impact on the health of the public across Texas and globally.

The school’s research centers have been developed by faculty to enhance areas of interdisciplinary research. The centers play an important role in supporting the diverse areas of public health and give students excellent opportunities to interact in real world work environments.

What We Do

The Office of Research provides faculty and students with leadership, guidance and coordination of:

  • Pre-award activities for grant and contract proposals;
  • Approval of culminating experience, thesis and dissertation proposals (prior to beginning the research) for human subjects risks, compliance with HIPAA guidelines, scientific merit and relevant School of Public Health and University of Texas Health Science Center policies.

All students of the School of Public Health submit their culminating experience, thesis or dissertation proposal to the Office of Research after their academic committee has approved and signed it for review and approval by the Associate Dean for Research.

Recent Faculty Publications

Aarestrup, A. K., Jorgensen, T. S., Jorgensen, S. E., Hoelscher, D. M., Due, P., & Krolner, R. (2015). Implementation of strategies to increase adolescents' access to fruit and vegetables at school: Process evaluation findings from the boost study. BMC Public Health, 15, 86-015-1399-9. doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1399-9 [doi]

Appari, A., Johnson, E. M., & Anthony, D. L. (2014). Information technology and hospital patient safety: A cross-sectional study of US acute care hospitals. The American Journal of Managed Care, 20(11 Spec No. 17), eSP39-47. doi:85898 [pii]

Baranovich, T., Bahl, J., Marathe, B. M., Culhane, M., Stigger-Rosser, E., Darnell, D., Kaplan, B. S., Lowe, J.F., Webby, R. J. & Govorkova, E. A. (2015). Influenza A viruses of swine circulating in the united states during 2009-2014 are susceptible to neuraminidase inhibitors but show lineage-dependent resistance to adamantanes. Antiviral Research, 117, 10-19. doi:10.1016/j.antiviral.2015.02.004 [doi]

Baumert, J., Huang, J., McKnight, B., Sabater-Lleal, M., Steri, M., Chu, A. Y. Trompet S, Lopez, L. M., Fornage M., Boerwinkle, E. . . . Smith, N. L. (2014). No evidence for genome-wide interactions on plasma fibrinogen by smoking, alcohol consumption and body mass index: Results from meta-analyses of 80,607 subjects. PloS One, 9(12), e111156. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111156 [doi]

Begley, C., Shegog, R., Harding, A., Goldsmith, C., Hope, O., & Newmark, M. (2015). Longitudinal feasibility of MINDSET: A clinic decision aid for epilepsy self-management. Epilepsy & Behavior : E&B, 44, 143-150. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.12.031 [doi]

Benavides, F. G., Wesseling, C., Delclos, G. L., Felknor, S., Pinilla, J., & Rodrigo, F. (2015). Usefulness of the working conditions and health survey in central america in prevention. author response to comments by jensen. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 72(3), 236-237. doi:10.1136/oemed-2014-102665 [doi]

Bentler, S. E., Morgan, R. O., Virnig, B. A., & Wolinsky, F. D. (2014). The association of longitudinal and interpersonal continuity of care with emergency department use, hospitalization, and mortality among medicare beneficiaries. PloS One, 9(12), e115088. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0115088 [doi]

Bluethmann, S. M., Vernon, S. W., Gabriel, K. P., Murphy, C. C., & Bartholomew, L. K. (2015). Taking the next step: A systematic review and meta-analysis of physical activity and behavior change interventions in recent post-treatment breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 149(2), 331-342. doi:10.1007/s10549-014-3255-5 [doi]

Brown, L. D., & Townley, G. (2015). Determinants of engagement in mental health consumer-run organizations. Psychiatric Services (Washington, D.C.), 66(4), 411-417. doi:10.1176/ [doi]

Burke, O., Benton, S., Szafranski, P., von Dadelszen, P., Buhimschi, C., Cetin, I., Chapell, L., . . . Global Pregnancy CoLaboratory. (2015). 94-OR]: Extending the scope of individual patient data meta-analyses: Merging algorithms for biomarker measurements from heterogeneous laboratory platforms. the CoLAB preeclampsia angiogenic factor study. Pregnancy Hypertension, 5(1), 50-51. doi:10.1016/j.preghy.2014.10.098 [doi]

Castro, Y., Fernandez, M. E., Strong, L. L., Stewart, D. W., Krasny, S., Hernandez Robles, E., . . . Wetter, D. W. (2015). Adaptation of a counseling intervention to address multiple cancer risk factors among overweight/obese latino smokers. Health Education & Behavior : The Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 42(1), 65-72. doi:10.1177/1090198114560019 [doi]

Chang, M. R., Velapatino, G., Campos, M., Chea-Woo, E., Baiocchi, N., Cleary, T. G., & Ochoa, T. J. (2015). Rotavirus seasonal distribution and prevalence before and after the introduction of rotavirus vaccine in a peri-urban community of lima, peru. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, doi:14-0431 [pii]

Chauhan, G., Adams, H. H., Bis, J. C., Weinstein, G., Yu, L., Toglhofer, A. M., . . . Debette, S. (2015). Association of alzheimer's disease GWAS loci with MRI markers of brain aging. Neurobiology of Aging, 36(4), 1765.e7-1765.e16. doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.12.028 [doi]

Chen, S., Grover, M., Sibai, T., Black, J., Rianon, N., Rajagopal, A., Munivez, E., Bertin, T., Dawson, B., Chen, Y., Jiang, M.M., Lee, B., Yang, T. & Bae, Y. (2015). Losartan increases bone mass and accelerates chondrocyte hypertrophy in developing skeleton. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, doi:S1096-7192(15)00061-X [pii]

Chen, Y., Ning, J., & Cai, C. (2015). Regression analysis of longitudinal data with irregular and informative observation times. Biostatistics (Oxford, England), doi:kxv008 [pii]

Chertow, D. S., Uyeki, T. M., & DuPont, H. L. (2015). Loperamide therapy for voluminous diarrhea in ebola virus disease. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 211(7), 1036-1037. doi:jiv001 [pii]

Chien, L. C., & Alamgir, H. (2014). Geographic disparities of asthma prevalence in south-western united states of america. Geospatial Health, 9(1), 97-108. doi:10.4081/gh.2014.8 [doi]

Chien, L. C., Alamgir, H., & Yu, H. L. (2015). Spatial vulnerability of fine particulate matter relative to the prevalence of diabetes in the united states. The Science of the Total Environment, 508, 136-144. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.11.090 [doi]

Coker, T. R., Elliott, M. N., Schwebel, D. C., Windle, M., Toomey, S. L., Tortolero, S. R., Hertz, M.F., Peskin, M.F. & Schuster, M. A. (2015). Media violence exposure and physical aggression in fifth-grade children. Academic Pediatrics, 15(1), 82-88. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2014.09.008 [doi]

Cooper, S. P., Alamgir, H., Whitworth, K. W., Gorrell, N. S., Betancourt, J. A., Cornell, J. E., Delclos, G., Douphrate, D.I., Gimeno, D., Marko, D., Kim, S.Y., Sagiraju, H.R., Tucker, D.L., Whitehead, L.W., Wong, N.J., Hammill, T.L., Senchak, A.J. & Packer, M. D. (2014). The department of defense epidemiologic and economic burden of hearing loss study. Military Medicine, 179(12), 1458-1464. doi:10.7205/MILMED-D-14-00100 [doi]

Darkoh, C., DuPont, H. L., Norris, S. J., & Kaplan, H. B. (2015). Toxin synthesis by clostridium difficile is regulated through quorum signaling. Mbio, 6(2), e02569-14. doi:10.1128/mBio.02569-14 [doi]

Dauriz, M., Porneala, B. C., Guo, X., Bielak, L. F., Peyser, P. A., Durant, N. H., Carnethon, M.R., Bonadonna, R.C., Bonora, E., Bowden, D.W., Florez, J.C., Fornage, M. . . . Meigs, J. B. (2015). Association of a 62 variant type 2 diabetes genetic risk score with markers of subclinical atherosclerosis: A transethnic, multicenter study. Circulation.Cardiovascular Genetics, doi:CIRCGENETICS.114.000740 [pii]

Davies, G., Armstrong, N., Bis, J. C., Bressler, J., Chouraki, V., Giddaluru, S., . . . Boerwinkle, E., . . . Deary, I. J. (2015). Genetic contributions to variation in general cognitive function: A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies in the CHARGE consortium (N=53949). Molecular Psychiatry, 20(2), 183-192. doi:10.1038/mp.2014.188 [doi]

Debette, S., Ibrahim Verbaas, C. A., Bressler, J., Schuur, M., Smith, A., Bis, J. C., . . . Fornage. M., . . . Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology Consortium. (2015). Genome-wide studies of verbal declarative memory in nondemented older people: The cohorts for heart and aging research in genomic epidemiology consortium. Biological Psychiatry, 77(8), 749-763. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2014.08.027 [doi]

Do, R., Stitziel, N. O., Won, H. H., Jorgensen, A. B., Duga, S., Angelica Merlini, P., . . . Boerwinkle, E.,. . . Kathiresan, S. (2015). Exome sequencing identifies rare LDLR and APOA5 alleles conferring risk for myocardial infarction. Nature, 518(7537), 102-106. doi:10.1038/nature13917 [doi]

Dong, C., Wei, P., Jian, X., Gibbs, R., Boerwinkle, E., Wang, K., & Liu, X. (2015). Comparison and integration of deleteriousness prediction methods for nonsynonymous SNVs in whole exome sequencing studies. Human Molecular Genetics, 24(8), 2125-2137. doi:10.1093/hmg/ddu733 [doi]

Fang, J. Y., Perez, A., Christine, C. W., Leehey, M., Aminoff, M. J., Boyd, J. T., Morgan JC, Dhall, R., Nicholas, A. P., Bodis-Wollner, I., Zweig, R.M., Goudreau, J.L. & NINDS NET-PD Investigators. (2015). Parkinson's disease severity and use of dopaminergic medications. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 21(3), 297-299. doi:10.1016/j.parkreldis.2014.10.016 [doi]

Faught, E., Helmers, S. L., Begley, C. E., Thurman, D. J., Dilley, C., Clark, C., & Fritz, P. (2015). Newer antiepileptic drug use and other factors decreasing hospital encounters. Epilepsy & Behavior : E&B, doi:S1525-5050(15)00046-3 [pii]

Fernandez, M. E., Le, Y. C., Fernandez-Espada, N., Calo, W. A., Savas, L. S., Velez, C., Aragon, A.P. & Colon-Lopez, V. (2014). Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among puerto rican mothers and daughters, 2010: A qualitative study. Preventing Chronic Disease, 11, E212. doi:10.5888/pcd11.140171 [doi]

Fernandez, M. E., Savas, L. S., Carmack, C. C., Chan, W., Lairson, D. R., Byrd, T. L., Wilson, K.M., Arvey, S.R., Krasny, S. & Vernon, S. W. (2015). A randomized controlled trial of two interventions to increase colorectal cancer screening among hispanics on the texas-mexico border. Cancer Causes & Control : CCC, 26(1), 1-10. doi:10.1007/s10552-014-0472-5 [doi]

Franceschini, N., Hu, Y., Reiner, A. P., Buyske, S., Nalls, M., Yanek, L. R., . . . Boerwinkle, E. (2014). Prospective associations of coronary heart disease loci in african americans using the MetaboChip: The PAGE study. PloS One, 9(12), e113203. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0113203 [doi]

Friedman, M. R., Dodge, B., Schick, V., Herbenick, D., Hubach, R., Bowling, J., Goncalves, G., Krier, S. & Reece, M. (2014). From bias to bisexual health disparities: Attitudes toward bisexual men and women in the united states. LGBT Health, 1(4), 309-318.

Fujimoto, K., Wang, P., Ross, M. W., & Williams, M. L. (2015). Venue-mediated weak ties in multiplex HIV transmission risk networks among drug-using male sex workers and associates. American Journal of Public Health, , e1-e8. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302474 [doi]

Garey, L., Reitzel, L. R., Bakhshaie, J., Kendzor, D. E., Zvolensky, M. J., & Businelle, M. S. (2015). Subjective social status and readiness to quit among homeless smokers. American Journal of Health Behavior, 39(2), 157-166. doi:10.5993/AJHB.39.2.1 [doi]

Guo, S., Yan, F., Xu, J., Bao, Y., Zhu, J., Wang, X., Wu, J., Li, Y., Pu, W., Liu, Y., Jiang, Z., Ma, Y., Chen, X., Xiong, M., Jin, L. & Wang, J. (2015). Identification and validation of the methylation biomarkers of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Clinical Epigenetics, 7(1), 3-014-0035-3. eCollection 2015. doi:10.1186/s13148-014-0035-3 [doi]

He, W. J., Li, C., Rao, D. C., Hixson, J. E., Huang, J., Cao, J., Rice, T.K., Shimmin, L.C., Gu, D. & Kelly, T. N. (2015). Associations of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system genes with blood pressure changes and hypertension incidence. American Journal of Hypertension, doi:hpv033 [pii]

Hibar, D. P., Stein, J. L., Renteria, M. E., Arias-Vasquez, A., Desrivieres, S., Jahanshad, N., . . . Medland, S. E. (2015). Common genetic variants influence human subcortical brain structures. Nature, 520(7546), 224-229. doi:10.1038/nature14101 [doi]

Hoelscher, D. M., Butte, N. F., Barlow, S., Vandewater, E. A., Sharma, S. V., Huang, T., Finkelstein, E., Pont, S., Sacher, P., Byrd-Williams, C., Oluyomi, A.O., Durand, C., Li, L. & Kelder, S. H. (2015). Incorporating primary and secondary prevention approaches to address childhood obesity prevention and treatment in a low-income, ethnically diverse population: Study design and demographic data from the texas childhood obesity research demonstration (TX CORD) study. Childhood Obesity (Print), 11(1), 71-91. doi:10.1089/chi.2014.0084 [doi]

Holcomb, J. B., Tilley, B. C., Baraniuk, S., Fox, E. E., Wade, C. E., Podbielski, J. M., . . . PROPPR Study Group. (2015). Transfusion of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells in a 1:1:1 vs a 1:1:2 ratio and mortality in patients with severe trauma: The PROPPR randomized clinical trial. Jama, 313(5), 471-482. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12 [doi]

Holliday, E. G., Traylor, M., Malik, R., Bevan, S., Falcone, G., Hopewell, J. C., . . . Boerwinkle E, Boncoraglio, G.B., Clarke, R., Cole, J.W., Fornage, M.,. . . International Stroke Genetics Consortium. (2015). Genetic overlap between diagnostic subtypes of ischemic stroke. Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation, 46(3), 615-619. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.007930 [doi]

Huang, J., Chen, Y., Swartz, M. D., & Ionita-Laza, I. (2014). Comparing the power of family-based association tests for sequence data with applications in the GAW18 simulated data. BMC Proceedings, 8(Suppl 1), S27-6561-8-S1-S27. eCollection 2014. doi:10.1186/1753-6561-8-S1-S27 [doi]

Ibrahim-Verbaas, C. A., Bressler, J., Debette, S., Schuur, M., Smith, A. V., Bis, J. C., . . . Fornage, M., . . . Mosley, T. H. (2015). GWAS for executive function and processing speed suggests involvement of the CADM2 gene. Molecular Psychiatry, doi:10.1038/mp.2015.37 [doi]

Joseph, U., Linster, M., Suzuki, Y., Krauss, S., Halpin, R. A., Vijaykrishna, D., . . . Bahl, J., . . . Smith, G. J. (2015). Correction for joseph et al., adaptation of pandemic H2N2 influenza A viruses in humans. Journal of Virology, 89(8), 4706-15. doi:10.1128/JVI.00259-15 [doi]

Joseph, U., Linster, M., Suzuki, Y., Krauss, S., Halpin, R. A., Vijaykrishna, D., . . . Bahl, J., . . .CEIRS H2N2 Working Group. (2015). Adaptation of pandemic H2N2 influenza A viruses in humans. Journal of Virology, 89(4), 2442-2447. doi:10.1128/JVI.02590-14 [doi]

Kegler, M. C., Bundy, L., Haardorfer, R., Escoffery, C., Berg, C., Yembra, D., Kreuter, M., Hovell, M., Williams, R., Mullen, P.D., Ribisl, K. & Burnham, D. (2015). A minimal intervention to promote smoke-free homes among 2-1-1 callers: A randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Public Health, 105(3), 530-537. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302260 [doi]

Kendzor, D. E., Reitzel, L. R., & Businelle, M. S. (2015). Characterizing stressors and modifiable health risk factors among homeless smokers: An exploratory pilot study. Health Education & Behavior : The Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education, doi:1090198114565664 [pii]

Kim, S. Y., Russell, L. B., & Sinha, A. (2015). Handling parameter uncertainty in cost-effectiveness models simply and responsibly. Medical Decision Making : An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making, doi:0272989X14567475 [pii]

Kuchenbaecker, K. B., Ramus, S. J., Tyrer, J., Lee, A., Shen, H. C., Beesley, J., . . . Ness, R.B., . . . Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1 and BRCA2. (2015). Identification of six new susceptibility loci for invasive epithelial ovarian cancer. Nature Genetics, 47(2), 164-171. doi:10.1038/ng.3185 [doi]

Laing, S. T., Smulevitz, B., Vatcheva, K. P., Rahbar, M. H., Reininger, B., McPherson, D. D., McCormick, J.B. & Fisher-Hoch, S. P. (2015). Subclinical atherosclerosis and obesity phenotypes among mexican americans. Journal of the American Heart Association, 4(3), e001540. doi:10.1161/JAHA.114.001540 [doi]

Lairson, D. R., Chung, T. H., Smith, L. G., Springston, J. K., & Champion, V. L. (2015). Estimating development cost of an interactive website based cancer screening promotion program. Evaluation and Program Planning, 50, 56-62. doi:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2015.01.009 [doi]

Lee, A. W., Tyrer, J. P., Doherty, J. A., Stram, D. A., Kupryjanczyk, J., Dansonka-Mieszkowska, A., . . . Ness, R.B., . . . Pearce, C. L. (2015). Evaluating the ovarian cancer gonadotropin hypothesis: A candidate gene study. Gynecologic Oncology, 136(3), 542-548. doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2014.12.017 [doi]

Lee, D., & Begley, C. E. (2014). Physician report of industry gifts and quality of care. Health Care Management Review, doi:10.1097/HMR.0000000000000042 [doi]

Li, C., Bazzano, L. A., Rao, D. C., Hixson, J. E., He, J., Gu, D., Gu, C.C., Shimmin, L.C., Jaquish, C.E., Schwander, K., Liu, D.P., Huang, J., Lu, F., Cao, J., Chong, S., Lu, X. & Kelly, T. N. (2015). Genome-wide linkage and positional association analyses identify associations of novel AFF3 and NTM genes with triglycerides: The GenSalt study. Journal of Genetics and Genomics = Yi Chuan Xue Bao, 42(3), 107-117. doi:10.1016/j.jgg.2015.02.003 [doi]

Lim, H., Agopian, A. J., Whitehead, L. W., Beasley, C. W., Langlois, P. H., Emery, R. J., Waller, D.K. & National Birth Defects Prevention Study. (2015). Maternal occupational exposure to ionizing radiation and major structural birth defects. Birth Defects Research.Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 103(4), 243-254. doi:10.1002/bdra.23340 [doi]

Liu, F., He, J., Gu, D., Rao, D. C., Huang, J., Hixson, J. E., Jaquish, C.E., Chen, J., Li, C., Yang, X., Li, J., Rice, T.K., Shimmin, L.C. & Kelly, T. N. (2014). Associations of endothelial system genes with blood pressure changes and hypertension incidence: The GenSalt study. American Journal of Hypertension, doi:hpu223 [pii]

Liu, X., & Fu, Y. X. (2015). Exploring population size changes using SNP frequency spectra. Nature Genetics, doi:10.1038/ng.3254 [doi]

Liu, Z., Zhang, Y., Franzin, L., Cormier, J. N., Chan, W., Xu, H., & Du, X. L. (2015). Trends and variations in breast and colorectal cancer incidence from 1995 to 2011: A comparative study between texas cancer registry and national cancer institute's surveillance, epidemiology and end results data. International Journal of Oncology, 46(4), 1819-1826. doi:10.3892/ijo.2015.2881 [doi]

Logan, J. G., Barksdale, D. J., & Chien, L. C. (2014). Exploring moderating effects of john henryism active coping on the relationship between education and cardiovascular measures in korean americans. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 77(6), 552-557. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2014.08.010 [doi]

Ludwig, M. S., Kuban, D. A., Strom, S. S., Du, X. L., Lopez, D. S., & Yamal, J. M. (2015). The role of androgen deprivation therapy on biochemical failure and distant metastasis in intermediate-risk prostate cancer: Effects of radiation dose escalation. BMC Cancer, 15(1), 190. doi:10.1186/s12885-015-1180-6 [doi]

Mahajan, A., Sim, X., Ng, H. J., Manning, A., Rivas, M. A., Highland, H. M., . . ., Hanis, C.L., . . ., T2D-GENES consortium and GoT2D consortium. (2015). Identification and functional characterization of G6PC2 coding variants influencing glycemic traits define an effector transcript at the G6PC2-ABCB11 locus. PLoS Genetics, 11(1), e1004876. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004876 [doi]

Mama, S. K., Diamond, P. M., McCurdy, S. A., Evans, A. E., McNeill, L. H., & Lee, R. E. (2015). Individual, social and environmental correlates of physical activity in overweight and obese african american and hispanic women: A structural equation model analysis. Preventive Medicine Reports, 2, 57-64. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.01.001 [doi]

Mama, S. K., McCurdy, S. A., Evans, A. E., Thompson, D. I., Diamond, P. M., & Lee, R. E. (2014). Using community insight to understand physical activity adoption in overweight and obese african american and hispanic women: A qualitative study. Health Education & Behavior : The Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education, doi:1090198114557128 [pii]

Marko, D., Linder, S. H., Tullar, J. M., Reynolds, T. F., & Estes, L. J. (2014). Predictors of serious psychological distress in an urban population. Community Mental Health Journal, doi:10.1007/s10597-014-9790-z [doi]

McNeese, M. L., Selwyn, B. J., Duong, H., Canfield, M., & Waller, D. K. (2015). The association between maternal parity and birth defects. Birth Defects Research.Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 103(2), 144-156. doi:10.1002/bdra.23360 [doi]

Morgan, R. O., Bass, D. M., Judge, K. S., Liu, C. F., Wilson, N., Snow, A. L., Pirraglia, P., Garcia-Maldonado, M., Raia, P., Fouladi, N.N. & Kunik, M. E. (2015). A break-even analysis for dementia care collaboration: Partners in dementia care. Journal of General Internal Medicine, doi:10.1007/s11606-015-3205-x [doi]

Mosquito, S., Pons, M. J., Riveros, M., Ruiz, J., & Ochoa, T. J. (2015). Diarrheagenic escherichia coli phylogroups are associated with antibiotic resistance and duration of diarrheal episode. Thescientificworldjournal, 2015, 610403. doi:10.1155/2015/610403 [doi]

Mozaffarian, D., Kabagambe, E. K., Johnson, C. O., Lemaitre, R. N., Manichaikul, A., Sun, Q., . . . Fornage, M, . . . , Arnett, D. K. (2015). Genetic loci associated with circulating phospholipid trans fatty acids: A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies from the CHARGE consortium. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 101(2), 398-406. doi:10.3945/ajcn.114.094557 [doi]

Myers, R. E., Sifri, R., Daskalakis, C., DiCarlo, M., Geethakumari, P. R., Cocroft, J., . . . Vernon, S. W. (2014). Increasing colon cancer screening in primary care among african americans. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 106(12), 10.1093/jnci/dju344. Print 2014 Dec. doi:10.1093/jnci/dju344 [doi]

Myneni, S., Fujimoto, K., Cobb, N., & Cohen, T. (2015). Content-driven analysis of an online community for smoking cessation: Integration of qualitative techniques, automated text analysis, and affiliation networks. American Journal of Public Health, , e1-e7. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302464 [doi]

Nead, K. T., Li, A., Wehner, M. R., Neupane, B., Gustafsson, S., Butterworth, A., . . . Fornage, M., . . ., Meyre, D. (2015). Contribution of common non-synonymous variants in PCSK1 to body mass index variation and risk of obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis with evidence from up to 331 175 individuals. Human Molecular Genetics, doi:ddv097 [pii]

Ness, R. B. (2015). Promoting innovative thinking. American Journal of Public Health, 105 Suppl 1, S114-8. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302365 [doi]

Nguyen, N. P., Tran, B. X., Hwang, L. Y., Markham, C. M., Swartz, M. D., Phan, H. T., . . . Vidrine, D. J. (2015). Prevalence of cigarette smoking and associated factors in a large sample of HIV-positive patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in vietnam. PloS One, 10(2), e0118185. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118185 [doi]

Nguyen, N. T., Tran, B. X., Hwang, L. Y., Markham, C. M., Swartz, M. D., Vidrine, J. I., . . . Vidrine, D. J. (2015). Motivation to quit smoking among HIV-positive smokers in vietnam. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 326-015-1672-y. doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1672-y [doi]

Nichols, H. B., Baird, D. D., Stanczyk, F. Z., Steiner, A. Z., Troester, M. A., Whitworth, K. W., & Sandler, D. P. (2015). Anti-mullerian hormone concentrations in premenopausal women and breast cancer risk. Cancer Prevention Research (Philadelphia, Pa.), doi:canprevres.0377.2014 [pii]

Nyitray, A. G., Chang, M., Villa, L. L., Carvalho da Silva, R. J., Baggio, M. L., Abrahamsen, M., . . . Giuliano, A. R. (2015). The natural history of genital human papillomavirus among HIV-negative men having sex with men and men having sex with women. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, doi:jiv061 [pii]

Ochoa, T. J., Zea-Vera, A., Bautista, R., Davila, C., Salazar, J. A., Bazan, C., Lopez, L., Ecker, L. (2015). Vaccine schedule compliance among very low birth weight infants in lima, peru. Vaccine, 33(2), 354-358. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.11.014 [doi]

Olson, R. E., Vojvodic, R. W., Bettencourt, J., Handberg, E. M., Szymanski, E., Smith, D., LaRock, J., Sharma, S.V., Taylor, D.A., Henry, T. D. (2014). Recruiting for acute myocardial infarction cell therapy trials: Challenges and best practices for the CCTRN. Clinical Researcher (Alexandria, Va.), 28(4), 71-77.

Oluyomi, A. O., Byars, A., Byrd-Williams, C., Sharma, S. V., Durand, C., Hoelscher, D. M., Butte, N.F., Kelder, S. H. (2015). The utility of geographical information systems (GIS) in systems-oriented obesity intervention projects: The selection of comparable study sites for a quasi-experimental intervention design--TX CORD. Childhood Obesity (Print), 11(1), 58-70. doi:10.1089/chi.2014.0054 [doi]

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Rahbar, M. H., Samms-Vaughan, M., Ma, J., Bressler, J., Loveland, K. A., Hessabi, M., . . . Boerwinkle, E. (2015). Interaction between and allele variants as a risk modulating-factor for autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 12, 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2014.12.008 [doi]

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Ranjit, N., Evans, A. E., Springer, A. E., Hoelscher, D. M., & Kelder, S. H. (2015). Racial and ethnic differences in the home food environment explain disparities in dietary practices of middle school children in texas. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 47(1), 53-60. doi:10.1016/j.jneb.2014.09.001 [doi]

Roncancio, A. M., Ward, K. K., Sanchez, I. A., Cano, M. A., Byrd, T. L., Vernon, S. W., Fernandez-Esquer, M.E., Fernandez, M. E. (2015). Using the theory of planned behavior to understand cervical cancer screening among latinas. Health Education & Behavior : The Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education, doi:1090198115571364 [pii]

Rosenbaum, J. N., Butt, Y. M., Johnson, K. A., Meyer, K., Batra, K., Kanne, J. P., & Torrealba, J. R. (2015). Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis: A pattern of chronic lung injury. Human Pathology, 46(1), 137-146. doi:10.1016/j.humpath.2014.10.007 [doi]

Ross, M. C., Muzny, D. M., McCormick, J. B., Gibbs, R. A., Fisher-Hoch, S. P., & Petrosino, J. F. (2015). 16S gut community of the cameron county hispanic cohort. Microbiome, 3, 7-015-0072-y. eCollection 2015. doi:10.1186/s40168-015-0072-y [doi]

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Rowan, P. J. (2015). What psychiatric screening and monitoring might be needed with the new generation of hepatitis C treatments? World Journal of Virology, 4(1), 13-16. doi:10.5501/wjv.v4.i1.13 [doi]

Rowan, P. J., Duckett, S. A., & Wang, J. E. (2015). State mandates regarding postpartum depression. Psychiatric Services (Washington, D.C.), 66(3), 324-328. doi:10.1176/ [doi]

Sexton, K., & Linder, S. H. (2015). Houston's novel strategy to control hazardous air pollutants: A case study in policy innovation and political stalemate. Environmental Health Insights, 9(Suppl 1), 1-12. doi:10.4137/EHI.S15670 [doi]

Shah, D. P., Grimes, C. Z., Nguyen, A. T., Lai, D., & Hwang, L. Y. (2015). Long-term effectiveness of accelerated hepatitis B vaccination schedule in drug users. American Journal of Public Health, , e1-e8. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302487 [doi]

Shakibazadeh, E., Bartholomew, L. K., Rashidian, A., & Larijani, B. (2015). Persian diabetes self-management education (PDSME) program: Evaluation of effectiveness in iran. Health Promotion International, doi:dav006 [pii]

Shegog, R., Peskin, M. F., Markham, C., Thiel, M., Karny, E., Addy, R. C., Johnson, K.A., Tortolero, S. (2014). It's your game-tech: Toward sexual health in the digital age. Creative Education, 5(15), 1428-1447. doi:10.4236/ce.2014.515161 [doi]

Shetty, P. B., Tang, H., Feng, T., Tayo, B., Morrison, A. C., Kardia, S. L., Hanis, C.L., Arnett, D.K., Hunt, S.C., Boerwinkle, E., . . . Zhu, X. (2015). Variants for HDL-C, LDL-C, and triglycerides identified from admixture mapping and fine-mapping analysis in african american families. Circulation.Cardiovascular Genetics, 8(1), 106-113. doi:10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.114.000481 [doi]

Sichero, L., Nyitray, A. G., Nunes, E. M., Nepal, B., Ferreira, S., Sobrinho, J. S., . . . the HIM Study Group. (2015). Diversity of human papillomavirus in the anal canal of men: The HIM study. Clinical Microbiology and Infection : The Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, doi:S1198-743X(15)00177-9 [pii]

Springer, A. E., Cuevas Jaramillo, M. C., Ortiz Gomez, Y., Case, K., & Wilkinson, A. (2015). School social cohesion, student-school connectedness, and bullying in colombian adolescents. Global Health Promotion, doi:1757975915576305 [pii]

Staples, J., Qiao, D., Cho, M. H., Silverman, E. K., University of Washington Center for Mendelian Genomics, Nickerson, D. A., & Below, J. E. (2014). PRIMUS: Rapid reconstruction of pedigrees from genome-wide estimates of identity by descent. American Journal of Human Genetics, 95(5), 553-564. doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2014.10.005 [doi]

Steffen, R., Hill, D. R., & DuPont, H. L. (2015). Traveler's diarrhea: A clinical review. Jama, 313(1), 71-80. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17006 [doi]

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Taylor, B. D., Ness, R. B., Olsen, J., Hougaard, D. M., Skogstrand, K., Roberts, J. M., & Haggerty, C. L. (2015). Serum leptin measured in early pregnancy is higher in women with preeclampsia compared with normotensive pregnant women. Hypertension, 65(3), 594-599. doi:10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.114.03979 [doi]

Thompson, D. A., Polk, S., Cheah, C. S., Vandewater, E. A., Johnson, S. L., Chrismer, M. C., & Tschann, J. M. (2015). Maternal beliefs and parenting practices regarding their preschool child's television viewing: An exploration in a sample of low-income mexican-origin mothers. Clinical Pediatrics, doi:0009922815574074 [pii]

Tin, A., Grams, M. E., Maruthur, N. M., Astor, B. C., Couper, D., Mosley, T. H., Fornage, M., . . . Kao, W. H. (2015). Hemostatic factors, APOL1 risk variants, and the risk of ESRD in the atherosclerosis risk in communities study. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN, doi:CJN.08340814 [pii]

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PI Name

Investigator Type


Evidence-based Colorectal Cancer Screening for the Uninsured Balasubramanian, Bijal (PI) U of TX SW Med. Dallas
Culturally Adapted Brief Motivational Intervention for Heavy Drinking Latinos Caetano, Raul (PI) U of Tx Austin
Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC) Mena, Kristina (PI) U of TX EL PASO
Gimeno, David (Multi-PI)
Carson, Arch I. (CI)
Han, Inkyu (CI)
Pompeii, Lisa (CI)
Whitehead, Lawrence W. (CI)
Graduate Training Program in Breast Cancer Disparity at UTSPH Vernon, Sally W. (PI) Susan B. Komen
Du, Xianglin L. (CI)
CDC Epilepsy Program Begley, Charles E. (PI) CDC
Methods Training in Patient-Centered Cancer Outcomes Research Davis, Barry R. (PI) U of Tx MDACC
Begley, Charles E. (CI)
Morgan, Robert (CI)
Maternal immunization to prevent neonatal deaths due to sepsis and meningitis in GAVIeligible, sub-Saharan African countries: Cost-effectiveness of g Kim, Sun-Young (PI) Rutgers U.
Evaluation Services for Healthy Futures of Texas Hernandez, Belinda Flores (PI) HEALTHY FUTURES OF TEXAS
Coordinating Center for Research and Training to Promote the Health of People with Developmental and Other Disabilities Froehlich-Grobe, Katherine (PI) U OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Partners for a Healthy Community and Environment (PACE) Whitworth, Kristina Walker (PI) U of TX HSC San Antonio
Valerio, Melissa (CI)
Development of Safety Management and Leadership Training Program for Logging Contractors Douphrate, David (PI) UTHSC-Tyler
Gimeno, David (CI)
Pompeii, Lisa (CI)
Pompeii, Lisa (CI)
Statewide Bacterial Source Tracking Program for FY2015 DiGiovanni, George (PI) TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
Impact Assessment of Alliance's Safety Training Program Alamgir, Abul (PI) ALLIANCE FOR BANGLADESH
Chien, Lung-Chang (CI)
IBSS: Natural Hazards and Cultural Transformations Jones, Eric (PI) YALE University
Creating a culture of bicycling and walking in South Texas Reininger, Belinda M. (PI) MHM
FLAT-SUGAR - AstraZeneca Davis, Barry R. (PI) U of Washington
Lai, Dejian (CI)
Pressel, Sara L. (CI)
Biomarker Guided Therapies in Stage A/B Heart Failure Chan, Wenyaw (PI) BCM

Office of Research Staff

Associate Dean for Research
Laura E. Mitchell, PhD
Office: RAS E547
Phone: 713-500-9954

Administrative Coordinator/Pre-award Database
Pat Perez
Office: RAS W206
Phone: 713-500-9064
Fax: 713-500-9068

Research Coordinator/Student Research
Rebecca Novak
Office: RAS W210
Phone: 713-500-9055
Fax: 713-500-9068

Research Coordinator/Research Awards
Peggy Weinshilboum
Office: RAS W212
Phone: 713-500-9310
Fax: 713-500-9068

Unit 1:
Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Faculty Lead
Craig Hanis, PhD
Office: RAS W423
Phone: 713-500-9807

Staff Lead
Alma Farias-Barba
Office: RAS W636
Phone: 713-500-9235

Faculty Lead
Eric Boerwinkle, PhD
Office: RAS E447
Phone: 713-500-9816

Staff Lead
Tressie Wallace Jackson
Office: RAS E451
Phone: 713-500- 9805

Unit 2:
Health Promotion & Behavioral Science and
Management, Policy & Community Health

Faculty Lead
Susan Tortolero, PhD
Office: UCT 2080
Phone: 713-500-9634

Staff Lead
Lyan Ha
Office: UCT 2066
Phone: 713-500-9618

Staff Lead
Lashawda Martin
Office: UCT 2058
Phone: 713-500-9607

Unit 3:

Faculty Lead
Barbara Tilley, PhD
Office: RAS W922
Phone: 713-500-9524

Staff Lead
Laura Nixon
Office: RAS E829
Phone: 713-500-9563

Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials

Faculty Lead
Barry Davis, Ph.D.
Office: RAS W916
Phone: 713-500-9515

Staff Lead
Larry Cormier
Office: RAS E823
Phone: 713-500-9522

Unit 4:
Dell Center

Faculty Lead
Deanna  Hoelscher, Ph.D.
Office:  UTA 6.310
Phone: 512-391-2510

Staff Lead
Harold Flenoy
Office: UTA 6.306
Phone: 512-391-2515

Unit 5:
Management, Policy and Community Health

Brian Miller
Office:  RAS W118A
Phone: 713-500-9054

Staff Lead

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UT School of Public Health
Office of Research
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Houston, Texas 77030