Announcements

COVID-19 Resources

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase in our community, so does anxiety associated with the pandemic.  The mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important to address as the physical health effects. To aid individuals and communities during this time, the ReACH Center will be compiling a range of resources and information on our COVID-19 page

ReACH Core Scholar Luz Garcini Featured on Oprah's Book Club

Luz Garcini, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor and ReACH Core Scholar was featured on the latest episode of Oprah's Book Club streaming on Apple+.  Tune in to hear Dr. Garcini  talk to Oprah Winfrey about the border wall and her research related to stress and trauma in undocumented populations. Episode Preview

Local Census Response Rate

Are you interested in seeing how many people in your community are responding to the 2020 Census?  As of May 1st the national self-response rate of the 2020 Census is 56.0%.  The self-response rate for Texas is 50.6%, and the self-response rate in Bexar County is 54.0%. Stay up to date with self response rates from across the U.S. on the Census Bureau website.  

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7411 John Smith Road

Suite 1050

San Antonio, TX

78229

 

Tel: 210-562-5551

Fax: 210-562-5560

Barbara J. Turner, MD, MSED, MACP

Barbara Turner
Contact: 
Barbara J Turner MD, MSED
Founding and Former Director, Center for Research to Advance Community Health
James D. and Ona I. Dye Professor of Medicine
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
 

7411 John Smith, Suite 1050
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone:  (210) 562-5550
Fax: (210) 562-5560
email: turner@uthscsa.edu

Founding and Former Director

Barbara J Turner, MD, MSED, MACP is James D. and Ona I. Dye Professor of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio and the Founding and Former Director of the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH). She was formerly the Executive Deputy Editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Turner is a practicing general internist and health services researcher focusing on vulnerable populations and health disparities using administrative databases to evaluate care. Dr. Turner has over 140 peer-reviewed publications and editorials on: quality of ambulatory care; cardiovascular and cancer preventive care; HIV care; chronic pain/opioid use; substance abuse; primary care practice redesign; and patient adherence to care. She has directed several randomized clinical trials that use peer coaches to improve receipt of needed cancer preventive services and to reduce cardiovascular risk in high risk African-Americans. She was formerly the Director of the Primary Care NRSA Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr Turner has served as Regent of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and President of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM). She was also Chair of HRSA’s Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry. She has received grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, among others.

Research Interests: 

Health disparities, quality of care, cardiovascular disease, cancer prevention and substance abuse.