Maria Duarte-Gardea, PhD, RD, LD
Department Chair, Leavell Faculty Fellow in Global Engagement
Research Interests: Nutrition and Chronic Diseases Prevention, Woman’s Health, Environmental Health.
Ximena Burgos, PhD
Research Interests: Nutrition through the life cycle and Chronic disease prevention. Nutritional Epidemiology
Jeannie Concha, PhD
Assistant Professor of Public Health
Research Interests: Hispanic Disparities in Diabetes, Mental Health and Coping, Cultural Health Beliefs, Community Health.
Delfina Dominguez, PhD, MT (ASCP)
Research Interests: Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Resistance
Gabriel Ibarra-Mejia, MD, PhD
Lecturer/ Research Scholar
Research interests: Occupational and Environmental Health, Ergonomics.
Julia Lechuga, PhD
Research Interests: cultural, contextual, and familial factors that influence the risk of infectious disease and adoption of preventative sexual and reproductive health behaviors.
Oralia Loza, PhD
Research interests: Health Disparities, Border Health in HIV/STI Prevention
Thenral D. Mangadu, PhD
Research Interest: Minority health disparities related to HIV, Substance Abuse and HCV prevention; Nutrition in special populations; Violence Prevention. Program Evaluation. Global health disparities
Christina Sobin, PhD
MPH Program Director
Research Interests: Developmental cognitive neuroscience; stress and the developing brain; the effects on neurocognitive development and function of low-level toxic exposures and stress in minority and underserved children.
Leah Whigham, PhD, FTOS
Research Interest: obesity and energy balance, healthy nutrition and biomarkers, physical activity
Cynthia I. Wittenburg, MS
Research Interest: pediatric and adult cancer survivorship, exercise regimes during and after treatment, exercise and neuropathy, quality of life in cancer survivors.