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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Yuanyuan Liang, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health. She was a Research Scientist at the Alberta Research Centre for Child Health Evidence (ARCHE) in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta, Canada before joining the faculty of the University of Texas. She received a Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics from the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta, Cananda. She has been involved in applied and methodological statistical research in both clinical and epidemiological studies. Her research focuses on meta-analysis for systematic review and experimental design and statistical analysis for clinical trials. Since joining the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2008, she has intensively collaborated with clinical investigators on research projects that evaluate new prostate cancer biomarkers and improve screening for prostate cancer. She serves as a member of the Protocol Review Committee at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) and as a member of the Data Safety and Monitoring Committee at CTRC. She also serves as a statistical Reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals such as the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Research Interests: 

Design and analysis of repeated measures data, construction of optimal designs and response-adaptive designs, meta-analysis and predication models for cancer risk and prognosis.