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 is Hiring!

The ReACH Center is hiring a Program Manager to oversee adminstrative activities supporting our recently funResources Information Support and Education (RISE) Rural Telementoring Training Center. To learn more about this position please visit our Job Opportunities page!

Local Census Response Rate

Are you interested in seeing how many people in your community are responding to the 2020 Census?  As of August 11th the national self-response rate of the 2020 Census is 63.4%. The self-response rate for Texas is 58.5%, and the self-response rate in Bexar County is 62.5%. Stay up to date with self response rates from across the U.S. on the Census Bureau website.  

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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