Announcements

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States.  During May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encourage priority populations to get tested.  For more information about current ReACH Center hepatitis C screening and preventions projects please visit http://stophepatitisc.com/

ReACH Assistant/ Associate/Professor Opening

Please visit our Job Opportunities page for more information about this exciting opportunity! 

ReACH Scholar, Dr. Carlos Jaén named to the board of National Library of Medicine

ReACH Scholar Carlos Jaén, MD, PhD, professor and chair of family and community medicine in the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, has been appointed to the board of regents of the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Jaén’s special interests include improving preventive care for individuals of all ages, preventing complications from chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

 

 

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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.