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Chul Ahn, Ph.D.

Chul Ahn, Ph.D.

Professor

Biostatistics, Clinical Trials, Data and Safety Monitoring

Jaclyn Albin, M.D.

Jaclyn Albin, M.D.

Associate Professor*

Adult health outcomes of adverse childhood experiences (toxic stress and trauma exposure), Culinary medicine, Undergraduate and graduate medical education

Keith Argenbright, M.D.

Keith Argenbright, M.D.

Professor*

Cancer Prevention, Population Research, Rural Healthcare Access

Roger Bedimo, M.D.

Roger Bedimo, M.D.

Professor*

Infectious Diseases, HIV Care and Treatment, Non-HIV Complications

Kavita Bhavan, M.D., M.H.S.

Kavita Bhavan, M.D., M.H.S.

Professor*

Michael Bowen, M.D.

Michael Bowen, M.D.

Associate Professor*

Diabetes Management, Outcomes and Health Services Research, Health Systems Science

Ling Cai, Ph.D.

Ling Cai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Bioinformatics/Data Integration, Cancer Metabolism, Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Miguel A. Cano, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Miguel A. Cano, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Social Epidemiology, Alcohol, Mental Health

Thomas J. Carmody, III, Ph.D.

Thomas J. Carmody, III, Ph.D.

Professor

Biostatistics, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Psychometrics

Jeremy Chow, M.D.

Jeremy Chow, M.D.

Associate Professor*

HIV Medicine, Epidemiology Of HIV/STIs, Health Disparities

Lindsay G. Cowell, Ph.D.

Lindsay G. Cowell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Adaptive Immunity, Bioinformatics, Immunology And Infectious Diseases

Sandeep Das, M.D., M.P.H.

Sandeep Das, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor*

Preventative Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Interventions


James de Lemos, M.D.

James de Lemos, M.D.

Professor*

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment, Cardiovascular Biomarkers, Population-Based

Lisa D. DiMartino, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Lisa D. DiMartino, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Implementation Science, Health Services Research, Palliative Care And Oncology

Bella Etingen, Ph.D.

Bella Etingen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Implementation Science, Health Services Research, Veteran Health

Alejandra Fernandez, Ph.D.

Alejandra Fernandez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Minority Health, Health Behavior, Family-Based Interventions


Raymond Fowler, M.D.

Raymond Fowler, M.D.

Professor*

Emergency Medicine and Public Awareness, Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Preparedness, Medical Education and Clinical Quality Improvement

Jenny Francis, M.D., M.P.H.

Jenny Francis, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor*

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, Provider-Parent-Adolescent Communication, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination

David Gerber, M.D.

David Gerber, M.D.

Associate Professor*

Medical Oncology, Lung Cancer Research, Clinical Trials In Oncology


Nora Gimpel, M.D.

Nora Gimpel, M.D.

Professor*

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Population Health, Health Disparities

Raymond S. Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Raymond S. Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Cancer Epidemiology, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (Seer) Program, Cancer Risk Factors and Disparities

Tami J. Gurley, Ph.D.

Tami J. Gurley, Ph.D.

Professor

Health Policy and Management, Health Economics, Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation

Robert Haley, M.D.

Robert Haley, M.D.

Professor*

Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Environmental Epidemiology, Genetic And Genomic Epidemiology

Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D.

Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Global Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology, Clinical Trials and Implementation Sciences, Gene-Environmental Interaction

Daniel F. Heitjan, Ph.D.

Daniel F. Heitjan, Ph.D.

Professor

Biostatistics, Causal Inference, Clinical Trials


Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D.

Professor*

Research Ethics and Integrity, Clinical Ethics, Health Disparities

Sarah Hemeida, M.D., M.P.H.

Sarah Hemeida, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor*

Women's Health, Behavioral Health

Robin T. Higashi, Ph.D.

Robin T. Higashi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Equitable Health Outcomes, Underserved Populations, Telehealth Uptake

Timothy P. Hogan, Ph.D.

Timothy P. Hogan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Consumer Health Informatics, Implementation Science, Complex Health Care Needs Management

Kelseanna Hollis-Hansen, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Kelseanna Hollis-Hansen, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Food Retail Interventions, Food Insecurity, Public Health Nutrition

Arthur Hong, M.D., M.P.H.

Arthur Hong, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor*

General Internal Medicine, Population Medicine, Health Economics

Amy E. Hughes, Ph.D.

Amy E. Hughes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Clinical and Geospatial Information Sciences, Spatial Statistics, Chronic Disease

Lynn Ibekwe, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Lynn Ibekwe, , M.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Cancer Health Disparities, Structural Racism and Health, Implementation Science For Health Equity

George L. Jackson, M.H.A., Ph.D.

George L. Jackson, M.H.A., Ph.D.

Professor

Implementation Science, Healthcare Epidemiology, Health Services Research

Heidi Jacobe, M.D.

Heidi Jacobe, M.D.

Professor*

Morphea/localized Scleroderma, Phototherapy, Scleroderma, UVAI Phototherapy


Mamta Jain, M.D.

Mamta Jain, M.D.

Professor*

Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Clinical Trials

Changchuan Jiang, M.D.

Changchuan Jiang, M.D.

Assistant Professor*

Cancer Care Delivery, Health Disparities


Romaine F. Johnson, M.D., M.P.H.

Romaine F. Johnson, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor

Pediatric Otolaryngology, Quality Improvement, Airway Disorders

Beth Kennard, Psy.D.

Beth Kennard, Psy.D.

Professor*

Adolescent Depression, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Suicide Prevention

Adeel Khan, M.D., M.P.H.

Adeel Khan, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor*

Myeloma, Epidemiology, Hematology/Oncology

Heather E. Kitzman, Ph.D.

Heather E. Kitzman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Community-Engaged Research, Chronic Disease, Lower-Income Populations

Siddharth Kogilwaimath, M.D.

Siddharth Kogilwaimath, M.D.

Assistant Professor*

HIV, Sexual Health, Global Health

May Lau, M.D., M.P.H.

May Lau, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor*

Adolescent Medicine, Sexual And Reproductive Health, Transgender Care

MinJae Lee, Ph.D.

MinJae Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Biostatistics, Statistical Methodology, Preventive Intervention Study Design and Analysis

Tammy C. Leonard, Ph.D.

Tammy C. Leonard, Ph.D.

Professor

Housing Markets, Neighborhood Effects, Social Determinants of Health

Mingyue Li, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Mingyue Li, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Instructor

Genetics, Statistical Methodologies, Single-Cell and Spatial Transcriptomics

Joshua Liao, M.D.

Joshua Liao, M.D.

Professor*

Health Care Payment, Policy Evaluation, Health Care Delivery Access

Ildiko Lingvay, M.D., M.P.H.

Ildiko Lingvay, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor*

Clinical Trials in Endocrinology, Diabetes Research, Obesity Prevention and Treatment

Yu-Lun Liu, Ph.D.

Yu-Lun Liu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics, Integration of Heterogeneous Data, Biomedical Studies

Elan Louis, M.D., M.S.

Elan Louis, M.D., M.S.

Professor*

Neuroepidemiology, Clinical Epidemiology, Cohort Studies

Hui (Henry) Luan, Ph.D.

Hui (Henry) Luan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Geographic Information Systems, Racial Disparities in HIV, Epidemiology

Kevin Lutz, Ph.D

Kevin Lutz, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Bayesian Methodology, Biostatistics, Methods for Microbiome Data Analysis

Sukh Makhnoon, Ph.D.

Sukh Makhnoon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Public Health Genetics, Cancer Genetics, Genomic Medicine

Una Makris, M.D.

Una Makris, M.D.

Associate Professor*

Rheumatology/Musculoskeletal Pain, Geriatrics/Aging, Behavioral Interventions

Amyn Malik, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Amyn Malik, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Tuberculosis (TB), Respiratory Infections

Fauzia Malik, Ph.D.

Fauzia Malik, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Health Disparities, Vaccination Coverage, Medical Anthropology

Sadia Malik, M.D., M.P.H.

Sadia Malik, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor*

Pediatric Cardiovascular Genetics, Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship

Joseph Merola, M.D., M.M.Sc.

Joseph Merola, M.D., M.M.Sc.

Professor*

Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Connective Tissue Diseases

Sarah Messiah, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Sarah Messiah, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Professor

Childhood Obesity, Cardio Metabolic Diseases

Abu Taher M Minhajuddin, Ph.D.

Abu Taher M Minhajuddin, Ph.D.

Professor

Longitudinal Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Categorical Data Analysis

Zachary Most, M.D.

Zachary Most, M.D.

Assistant Professor*

Healthcare-Associated Infections, Respiratory Viral Infections, Transmission Dynamics

Megan Mullins, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Megan Mullins, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Cancer Care Delivery, Health Disparities, Palliative Care

Sonya Naganathan, M.D., M.P.H.

Sonya Naganathan, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor*

Disaster Preparedness, Global Health, Medical Education

Rasmi G. Nair, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Rasmi G. Nair, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Cancer Epidemiology, Health Disparities, Cancer Screening

Paul A. Nakonezny, Ph.D.

Paul A. Nakonezny, Ph.D.

Professor

Statistical Methods and Study Design In Clinical Research, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Mental and Behavioral Health

Karabi Nandy, Ph.D.

Karabi Nandy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Statistics, Translational Research, Interdisciplinary Collaborations

Ann Marie Navar, M.D., Ph.D

Ann Marie Navar, M.D., Ph.D

Associate Professor*

Preventive Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology, Electronic Health Records


Satyam Nayak, M.D., M.P.H.

Satyam Nayak, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor*

Hospital Medicine, Public Health, Internal Medicine

Ank Nijhawan, M.D., M.P.H.

Ank Nijhawan, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor*

Infectious Diseases, HIV Care, Correctional Health

Ikwo Oboho, M.D.

Ikwo Oboho, M.D.

Associate Professor*

Infectious Diseases, HIV Care and Treatment, Outbreak Response

Saad B. Omer, M.P.H., MBBS, Ph.D.

Saad B. Omer, M.P.H., MBBS, Ph.D.

Professor

Epidemiology, Vaccines, Immunization

Trish Perl, M.D., MSc

Trish Perl, M.D., MSc

Professor*

Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Resistance, Infectious Diseases and Respiratory Viral Infections

Eric Peterson, M.D., M.P.H.

Eric Peterson, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor*

Cardiology, Clinical Research, Cardiovascular Outcomes

Sandi Pruitt, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Sandi Pruitt, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Health Equity, Cancer Outcomes

Yingjie Qiu, M.S., Ph.D.

Yingjie Qiu, M.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Adaptive Clinical Trial Designs, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Maternal Health

Joan S. Reisch, Ph.D.

Joan S. Reisch, Ph.D.

Professor

Biostatistics, Data Management, Statistical Consulting and Collaboration


Ramona Rhodes, M.D., M.P.H.

Ramona Rhodes, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor*

Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Health Disparities

Peifeng Ruan, Ph.D.

Peifeng Ruan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics, Statistical Genomics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence


Amil Shah, M.D., M.P.H.

Amil Shah, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor*

Cardiac Imaging, Heart Failure, Proteomics

Amit Singal, M.D.

Amit Singal, M.D.

Professor*

Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Liver Cancer, Transplant Hepatology

Celette S. Skinner, Ph.D.

Celette S. Skinner, Ph.D.

Professor

Health Care Delivery Research, Behavior-Change Interventions, Cancer Screening Research

Carolyn Smith-Morris, Ph.D.

Carolyn Smith-Morris, Ph.D.

Professor

Medical Anthropology, Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Health Equity

James

James "Jim" Stimpson, Ph.D.

Professor

Health Policy, Health Services Research, Medical Sociology

Zachary Sturman, Ph.D., J.D.

Zachary Sturman, Ph.D., J.D.

Assistant Professor

Health Economics, Health Policy and Law, Substance Use and Addiction

Lih Chyun J Su, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Lih Chyun J Su, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Professor

Epidemiology, Cancer, Nutrition

Samaah Sullivan, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Samaah Sullivan, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Health Inequities, Bio-Psychosocial Influence

Bhaskar Thakur, Ph.D.

Bhaskar Thakur, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor*

Biostatistics and Epidemiological Methods, Interdisciplinary Chronic Health Research, Cardiometabolic Health

Robert Toto, M.D.

Robert Toto, M.D.

Professor*

Nephrology, Kidney Disease, Clinical Research

Madhukar Trivedi, M.D.

Madhukar Trivedi, M.D.

Professor*

Depression, Mood Disorders, Clinical Trials

Victoria Udezi, M.D., M.P.H.

Victoria Udezi, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor*

Health Disparities, Global Health, Behavioral Health

Tao Wang, Ph.D.

Tao Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Bioinformatics, Computational Immunology, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Ami Waters, M.D., M.P.H.

Ami Waters, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor*

Global Health, Hospitalist, Medical Education

Guanghua Xiao, Ph.D.

Guanghua Xiao, Ph.D.

Professor

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Medical Image Analysis, Spatial Modeling

Luyu (Amber) Xie, Ph.D., Pharm. D.

Luyu (Amber) Xie, Ph.D., Pharm. D.

Assistant Professor

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, Health Outcomes and Health Services Research, Real-World Evidence

Yang Xie, Ph.D.

Yang Xie, Ph.D.

Professor

Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, Predictive Modeling, Biomarker Discovery and Validation

Chao Xing, Ph.D.

Chao Xing, Ph.D.

Professor*

Bioinformatics, Genetic Epidemiology, Statistical Genomics and Genetics

Lin Xu, Ph.D.

Lin Xu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Deep Learning and Machine Learning, Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, Health Disparities

Donghan Yang, Ph.D.

Donghan Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Digital Pathology, Health Informatics, Machine Learning

Yuqiu Yang, M.S.

Yuqiu Yang, M.S.

Assistant Instructor

Kenneth Yen, M.D.

Kenneth Yen, M.D.

Professor*

Clinical Decision Rules, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Trauma Research, Epidemiology

Helen Yin, Ph.D.

Helen Yin, Ph.D.

Professor*

Career Development, Translational Science, Gender Equity

Sean G. Young, Ph.D.

Sean G. Young, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Medical Geography, Spatial Epidemiology, Environmental Health

Shruti Zaveri, M.D., M.P.H.

Shruti Zaveri, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor*

Breast Cancer, Global Health, Surgical Oncology

Xiaowei Zhan, Ph.D.

Xiaowei Zhan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Antibiotic Resistance, Microbiome, Bioinformatics

Song Zhang, Ph.D.

Song Zhang, Ph.D.

Professor

Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Clinical Trial Design

Adjunct Faculty

Marlyn Allicock, Ph.D.

Marlyn Allicock, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Bijal Balasubramanian, Ph.D.

Bijal Balasubramanian, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor

  • Professor and Rockwell Distinguished Chair in Society and Health
  • Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences
  • Co‑Director ‑ UTHealth Houston Institute for Implementation Science
John Brennan, M.D., M.P.H.

John Brennan, M.D., M.P.H.

Adjunct Professor

Heidi Hamann, Ph.D.

Heidi Hamann, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor

Phillip Huang, M.D., Ph.D.

Phillip Huang, M.D., M.P.H

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Katelyn Jetelina, Ph.D.

Katelyn Jetelina, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor

Kandice Kapinos, Ph.D.

Kandice Kapinos, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor

Simon Lee, Ph.D.

Simon Lee, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Andrew Masica, Ph.D.

Andrew Masica, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor

Erline Miller, Ph.D.

Erline Miller, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor

Serena Rodriguez, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Serena Rodriguez, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 


*Jointly Appointed