Announcements

ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner featured on Texas Public Radio's Texas Standard

On Friday, March 31st, Dr. Barbara J. Turner, the Director of the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) will be featured on the Texas Public Radio show Texas Standard to discuss a recently published study that looks at how much the Hispanic community knows about chronic pain.  Dr. Turner and her team conducted a population-based survey representing 8.8 million Hispanic residents of five Southwestern states who did not have chronic pain.  The data from this study reveal serious gaps in knowledge about chronic pain including misunderstanding about relying on narcotics to treat the disease. This is the first study to reveal poor knowledge about chronic pain in a large population of Americans and reinforces the urgency of launching a broad-based educational campaign about chronic pain and its care. 
 
 

ReACH Scholar Bertha "Penny" Flores, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC Selected for the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) PCORI Hispanic Patient-Centered Health Research Mentorship Program

ReACH Scholar Bertha "Penny" Flores, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC was recently selected for the the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) PCORI Hispanic Patient-Centered Health Research Mentorship Program. This unique mentorship and training program provides individualized mentoring by Hispanic senior faculty researchers, networking with PCOR experts and other researchers in Hispanic health equity, skills building for career development, a two day in-person PCOR training with a special session to present your research.  Congratulations Dr. Flores!

Bertha "Penny" Flores PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC Awarded KL2 Grant

We are pleased to announce that ReACH Scholar,  Penny Flores PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC  has been awarded a KL2 grant.  Congratulations on this exciting achievement Dr. Flores! 

 

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Sandra Burge, PhD
Professor, School of Medicine
Family & Community Medicine
(210) 358-3885
email: burge@uthscsa.edu

Sandra Burge, is a social scientist and professor with tenure in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. For 25 years, Dr. Burge has taught behavioral science to family medicine residents, focusing on doctor-patient communication, patient-centered care, and motivating healthy behaviors.  Her research interests include prevention of family violence, substance abuse, and practice-based research in primary care.  She is founder and Director of the Residency Research Network of Texas (RRNeT), a group of ten family medicine residency programs located in nine cities, including two on the Texas-Mexico border.  She is also the Director of the UTHSCSA Resource Center for Practice-based Research Networks in the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science, which provides infrastructure support for six practice-based research networks.   

Research Interests: 

family violence; substance abuse; health behavior change; practice-based research in primary care.