ReACH/IIMS Announce 2019-2020 Population Health Pilot Grants Program

The ReACH Center, in conjunction with the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) have announced the 2019-2020 ReACH/IIMS Population Health Pilot Grants Program.  Applications are due January 13, 2020 by 5:00 pm.  To learn more about this RFA please visit our ReACH/IIMS Popultion Health Pilot Grants page! 

ReACH is Seeking a Research Area Specialist!

The ReACH Center is recruiting for a Research Area Specialist-Associate position.  For more information about this opening, please visit our Staff Opportunites page.  

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Kathleen Case, DrPH, MPH

Luz Garcini, PhD, MPH

Kathleen Case, DrPH, MPH                Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH)          Phone: 210-562-5551                      Email:


Kathleen Case, DrPH, MPH has a background in public health, with a concentration in tobacco regulatory science, including survey research and both qualitative and quantitative methods. Shecompleted her doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health in Austin, Texas Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science on Youth and Young Adults (Texas TCORS). As both a pre- and postdoctoral fellow with Texas TCORS, her research focused on identifying psychosocial risk factors for use of emerging tobacco products, with an emphasis on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) products. Specifically, her research includes documenting the epidemiology of e-cigarette use, and determining tobacco use transitions over time in young populations. Furthermore, she is also interested in utilizing mobile health (mHealth) technology and Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) to measure tobacco use behaviors in real-time. She hopes to expand her research into the area of mHealth cessation interventions.

Research Interests: 

Youth and young adult tobacco use; New and emerging tobacco product use; Risk factors associated with tobacco product use