COVID-19 Resources

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase in our community, so does anxiety associated with the pandemic.  The mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important to address as the physical health effects. To aid individuals and communities during this time, the ReACH Center will be compiling a range of resources and information on our COVID-19 page

ReACH Core Scholar Luz Garcini Featured on Oprah's Book Club

Luz Garcini, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor and ReACH Core Scholar was featured on the latest episode of Oprah's Book Club streaming on Apple+.  Tune in to hear Dr. Garcini  talk to Oprah Winfrey about the border wall and her research related to stress and trauma in undocumented populations. Episode Preview

Local Census Response Rate

Are you interested in seeing how many people in your community are responding to the 2020 Census?  As of May 1st the national self-response rate of the 2020 Census is 56.0%.  The self-response rate for Texas is 50.6%, and the self-response rate in Bexar County is 54.0%. Stay up to date with self response rates from across the U.S. on the Census Bureau website.  

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Fellowship Opportunities


ReACH Center Population Health Fellowship

Population health refers to the overall health of all individuals in a population and the distribution and determinants of health and health disparities within the population. UT Health San Antonio’s population catchment area comprises 38 mostly Hispanic South Texas counties, a region beset by high rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, liver disease, cancer, teen pregnancy, maternal mortality, and disparities in access to care.

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 postdoctoral 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. The Population Health fellow will be based at the ReACH Center. He or she will take courses through the MPH or MS in Clinical Investigation – Translational Science programs (with an option to complete the degree) and will conduct 1-2 clinical, epidemiologic, health services research, biomedical informatics, or dissemination and implementation project(s) in population health priority areas such as those above under the direction of a research mentor who will provide advance training to prepare the fellow for a research career.

Position Requirements: 

Potential applicants for this position include MDs who are graduating from residency in June 2018 or who have recently completed a clinical residency or fellowship, and PhDs, PharmDs or equivalent doctoral degree graduates who have recently completed their degree program and are seeking a post-doctoral fellowship. The fellowship will pay a stipend commensurate with the number of full years of relevant postdoctoral experience when hired. Relevant experience may include research experience (including industrial), teaching assistantship, internship, residency, clinical duties or other time spent in a health related field beyond that of the qualifying doctoral degree.

How to Apply: 

Interested applicants should provide a curriculum vitae (CV), letter of support, and a personal statement that includes information about your background, your interest in population health, potential population health research project ideas and your future career plans to Dr. Joel Tsevat ( via email. In addition to the required documents listed above all applicants have the option to provide a concept paragraph describing a potential research project as a part of their application.


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Population Health & Digital Connected Health

The Mays Cancer Center at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) MD Anderson’s Population Science and Prevention (PSP) program and the School of Nursing Center on Smart and Connected Health Technologies are accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on cancer prevention projects utilizing smart and connected health technologies. Applications for this 2-3 year fellowship will be reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as quickly as possible.

The fellowship will train the fellow for an independent academic research career. The fellow is expected to collaborate on established projects and is encouraged to conduct independent research with an emphasis on study inception, qualitative and/or quantitative data collection and analysis, manuscript preparation, and applying for his/her own grants. The fellow will interact and collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of investigators from medicine, nursing, public health, psychology, and behavioral science. The fellow will be mentored primarily by Dr. Jing Wang, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Vice Dean for Research in the School of Nursing. An additional cancer center member(s) with focus in the area of the fellow’s research will serve as secondary mentor(s).

UT Health San Antonio serves San Antonio and the 50,000 square-mile area of South Texas. More than 3,000 students a year train in an environment that involves more than 100 affiliated hospitals, clinics and health care facilities in South Texas. With a total faculty of 1,710, total workforce of 6,300, and an operating budget of $838.4 million, the University is considered a chief catalyst for the $37 billion biosciences and health care industry in San Antonio. The Mays Cancer Center provides current, comprehensive and compassionate multidisciplinary patient treatment, while devoting time and resources to research that will facilitate the discovery of the causes, prevention, treatment and cure of cancer, and promote cancer education and prevention practices. The Population Science and Prevention program, specifically, conducts collaborative, hypothesis- and evidence-based, translational cancer prevention and control research that covers the entire cancer continuum. The School of Nursing houses the Center on Smart and Connected Health Technologies, which is an interprofessional center that provides infrastructure support for research focused on mobile, wearable, and remote monitoring devices and its connection to the electronic heath record systems to facilitate clinician access to patient generated health data. In addition, integrating clinical decision support systems into the workflow of clinicians to address patient safety issues is also a focus of the center.

Position Requirements: 

Eligible candidates must have recently completed a research-oriented doctoral training program (PhD, DrPH, ScD, or other relevant doctoral program in social, behavioral, or population science). All requirements of the PhD or equivalent terminal degree must be completed before the post-doctoral research fellow appointment can begin. This is a full time-position. The fellowship offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Support will be provided for conference travel and other training experiences.

How to Apply: 

Interested applicants should provide a: (1) cover letter, (2) detailed summary of research interests, (3) CV, (4) three letters of recommendation, and (5) a writing sample to Dr. Jing Wang ( via email. In addition to the required documents listed above all applicants have the option to provide a concept paragraph describing a potential research project as part of their application.


All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.