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Become a Member of the ReACH Center

Do you have an interest in the health of San Antonio and the South Texas region?  We invite faculty, staff, students to become members of the ReACH Center.  Membership is free provides the opportunity to get involved with shaping the future of population health, clinical and translational research in South Texas!  For more information and to sign up click here!

ReACH Assistant/ Associate/Professor and Assistant/Associate/Professor Biostatistician Openings

Please visit our Job Opportunities page for more information about these exciting opportunities! 

ReACH Center Population Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

With funding from the UT System Collaborative on Population Health Innovation and Improvement and the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH), UT Health San Antonio is creating a new 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in population health. Eligible applicants are individuals who have received a doctoral degree and who are pursuing additional research and training in order to have better skills to pursue a career in academia, research or any other field.  For more information click here.

Contact Us

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.