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ReACH Assistant/ Associate/Professor Opening

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ReACH /IIMS Population Health Pilot Grant Program Deadline Extended to December 18th!

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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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Deborah Parra-Medina, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Deborah Parra-Medina, PhD, MPH

Deborah Parra-Medina, Ph.D., M.P.H., is professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she is a researcher at the Institute for Health Promotion Research, which investigates the causes of and solutions to health disparities in the 38-county region of South Texas. Dr. Parra-Medina has served as the PI on several federal grants focused on the development and evaluation of theoretically-based, culturally competent chronic disease prevention and management interventions for Hispanics in Texas utilizing a mixed methods CBPR approach.

Research Interests: 

public health epidemiology, participatory research methods, health disparities in chronic disease, and community-based health promotion interventions among under-served and minority populations, including Latinos.