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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. 
 
 

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Sandra Burge, PhD

Sandra Burge, PhD
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Sandra Burge, PhD
Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine
Curriculum Director, Behavior Science in Family Medicine
Founder and Director of RRNeT
 
 
Director, Practice-Based Research Network Resource Center, Institute for the Integration of Medicine & Science
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
 
 
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
MC: 7794
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 358-3200
email: burge@uthscsa.edu

Sandra Burge, PhD is a social scientist and professor with tenure in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UT Health 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.