The mission of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) is to investigate the causes of and solutions to the inequitable impact of cancer, disease, obesity, and social determinants among Latinos in South Texas, Texas, and the nation.

The IHPR aims to:

  • Conduct research, interventions and outreach projects;
  • Train scientists and mentor students; and
  • Communicate findings and tools with researchers, academics and the public using websites, social media, news media, public service announcements, newsletters, educational publications, scientific articles and reports, and more.

Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez directs the IHPRs faculty and staff of more than 25, including specialists in cancer prevention, screening and early detection, clinical trials, health promotion and communication, tobacco, obesity, nutrition, exercise, and health equity.