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Sara B. Oswalt, Ph.D.

Professor & Interim Department Chair


Sara B. Oswalt, Ph.D.
Title

Professor & Interim Department Chair

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Room

MB 3.412

Department

Public Health

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Research Interests
  • Assessment and evaluation relevant to college health with special interest in sexual and reproductive health
  • GLBTQ+ issues and mental health
Education
  • Ph.D., Health Promotion and Behavior, University of Georgia, 2003
  • M.P.H., Public Health Education, Indiana University Bloomington, 1995
  • B.S., General and Life Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1993
Faculty
Aleta Baldwin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Aleta Baldwin, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

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Department

Public Health

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Research Interests
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Sexuality and gender-related health disparities
  • Clinician-patient interactions
  • Health care access, use and experience
Education
  • Ph.D.,Health Behavior, Indiana University Bloomington, 2015
  • MPH. Behavioral, Social and Community Health, Indiana University Bloomington, 2015
  • M.A., Gender Studies, 2010
  • B.A., Women's Studies, 2006
Jim Clark

Lecturer III


210.458.5850
Jim Clark
Title

Lecturer III

Phone Number
210.458.5850
Email

Room

MB 3.414

Department

Public Health

Timothy J. Grigsby, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor & Graduate Advisor of Record


210.458.6719
Timothy J. Grigsby, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor & Graduate Advisor of Record

Phone Number
210.458.6719
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Room

MB 3.408

Department

Public Health

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Research Interests
  • Substance misuse and related negative behaviors
  • Health communication
  • Research methodology
Education
  • Ph.D., Preventive Medicine - Health Behavior Research, University of Southern California, 2016
  • B.A., Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, 2008
Crystel Harb, M.P.H.

Lecturer I


210.458.5049
Crystel Harb, M.P.H.
Title

Lecturer I

Phone Number
210.458.5049
Email

Room

MS 3.03.02

Department

Public Health

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Research Interests
  • Applied public health epidemiology
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Clinical trials & methods
  • Global health
  • Molecular & genetic epidemiology
Education
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, University of the Incarnate Word (in process)
  • M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health
  • B.S., Biology, St. Mary's University
Meizi He, Ph.D.

Professor


Meizi He, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

Email

Room

MB 3.418

Department

Public Health

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Research Interests
  • Community nutrition
  • Health promotion
Education
  • Ph.D., Nutrition and Health, University of Hong Kong, 2000
  • M.Sc., Human Nutrition and Health, Sun Yet-sen University of Medical Sciences, 1986
  • M.D., Sun Yet-sen University of Medical Sciences, 1983
Jeffrey T. Howard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2987
Jeffrey T. Howard, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2987
Email

Room

MB 3.402

Department

Public Health

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Research Interests
  • Traumatic injury epidemiology
  • Accelerated aging
  • Veterans health
  • Hypertension
  • Biodemography
  • Environmental disaster/mass casualty epidemiology
Education
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, US Army Institute of Surgical Research
  • Ph.D., in Applied Demography, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2014
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Texas at Arlington, 1996
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Texas at Arlington, 1992
Katelyn Sileo

Assistant Professor, PH.D.


210.458.6242
Katelyn Sileo
Title

Assistant Professor, PH.D.

Phone Number
210.458.6242
Email

Room

MB 3.424

Department

Public Health

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Research Interests
  • Global Health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Family Planning
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Alcohol Use
  • Gender Norms
  • Behavioral Interventions
  • Mixed Methods
  • Implementation Science
Education
  • Ph.D., Global Public Health, San Diego State University & The University of California, San Diego, 2017
  • M.P.H., The University of Connecticut Health Center, 2014
  • B.A., Psychology, The University of Connecticut, 2009
Erica Sosa, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Research


Erica Sosa, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Research

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MS 3.402

Department

Public Health

Research Interests
  • Examining structural, cultural and psychosocial contributors to the onset of diabetes and obesity among minority populations
  • Latino health issues
  • Identifying opportunities for improving data analysis and psychometric measurements used in Health Promotion research
Thankam Sunil, Ph.D.

Professor, Director of The Institute for Health Disparities Research


210.458.5617
Thankam Sunil, Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Director of The Institute for Health Disparities Research

Phone Number
210.458.5617
Email

Room

MS 3.02.49

Department

Public Health

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Research Interests
  • Reproductive health
  • Fertility analysis
  • Program evaluation
  • Adolescent health
  • HIV/AIDS in Africa
  • Child malnutrition
  • Pre-term and low birth weight
  • Retirement migration
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of North Texas, 2002
  • M.P.H., Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, 1998
  • PhD., Population Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, India, 1998
  • M.Phil., Population Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, India, 1993
  • M.P.S., Population Sciences, International Institute for Population Sciences, India, 1992
  • M.Sc., Statistics, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India, 1990
  • B.Sc., Statistics, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India, 1988
Erica Wallace, M.P.H., C.H.E.S.

Lecturer II


Erica Wallace, M.P.H., C.H.E.S.
Title

Lecturer II

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Department

Public Health

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Research Interests
  • Mental health and well-being of college students
  • Social norms
  • Environmental health
Education
  • M.P.H., Public Health, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University, 2012
  • B.S., Health Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences, Georgia Southern University, 2010
Tammy Wyatt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Associate Vice Provost for Student Success


210.458.8135
Tammy Wyatt, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Associate Vice Provost for Student Success

Phone Number
210.458.8135
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Room

MB 3.408

Department

Public Health

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Research Interests
  • Teacher health literacy
  • Risk-taking behaviors of K-12 and college-aged youth
  • Development and evaluation of health promotion programs and curricula implemented within educational settings
Education
  • Ph.D., Health Education, University of Texas at Austin, 2003
  • M.Ed., Health Education, Texas State University, 1999
  • B.S., Health, Sam Houston State University, 1996
Zenong Yin, Ph.D.

Professor


210.458.5650
Zenong Yin, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

Phone Number
210.458.5650
Email

Room

MB 3.432

Department

Public Health

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Research Interests
  • Lifestyle intervention for prevention and management of obesity and diabetes in children and adults
  • Design of RCTs
  • Statistical analysis
  • Feasibility and effectiveness of culturally tailed programs to address obesity and diabetes in pre-school and school-age children
  • Translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program into community-based lifestyle intervention to prevent diabetes in low-income, underserved Mexican American women
Education
  • Ph.D., Physical Education and Exercise Science, The University of Southern California, 1990
  • M.A., Physical Education, The University of Southern California, 1985
  • Bachelor of Education, Physical Education, The Beijing Institute of Physical Education, China, 1982
Staff
Leah Carrillo

Program Coordinator


210.458.7408
Leah Carrillo
Title

Program Coordinator

Phone Number
210.458.7408
Email

Room

IAB 2.01.09E

Department

Public Health

Alisha Donohue, M.S.

Administrative Associate II


210.458.6023
Alisha Donohue, M.S.
Title

Administrative Associate II

Phone Number
210.458.6023
Email

Room

MB 3.324

Department

Public Health

Vanessa Estrada

Research Program Coordinator


210.458.6228
Vanessa Estrada
Title

Research Program Coordinator

Phone Number
210.458.6228
Email

Room

MB 3.436

Department

Public Health

Cristina Martinez, MPH

Measurement and Evaluation Specialist


210.458.8122
Cristina Martinez, MPH
Title

Measurement and Evaluation Specialist

Phone Number
210.458.8122
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Room

MB 3.436

Department

Public Health

Raqia Siddique

Administrative Associate II


210.458.8169
Raqia Siddique
Title

Administrative Associate II

Phone Number
210.458.8169
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Room

MB 3.324

Department

Public Health

Summer Wilmoth

Senior Program Coordinator


210.458.7408
Summer Wilmoth
Title

Senior Program Coordinator

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210.458.7408
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Department

Public Health

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Phone: 210-458-6023
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