SaludToday

Blog and social media campaign to improve Latino health.

Redes En Acción

National network to reduce Latino Cancer.

Exito! Research Training

Training and internships to increase Latino doctors and cancer researchers.

Salud America!

National network to support advocacy to reduce Latino child obesity.

Faculty

amelie ramirez imgAmelie G. Ramirez, DrPH
Director and Professor Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
ramirezag@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Ramirez, an internationally recognized cancer health disparities researcher, has spent 30 years directing research on human and organizational communication to reduce chronic disease and cancer health disparities affecting Latinos, including cancer risk factors, clinical trial recruitment, tobacco prevention, obesity prevention, healthy lifestyles, and more. She also trains/mentors Latinos in behavioral sciences and is on the board of directors for LIVESTRONG, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and others. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies. [Faculty Profile]

kip gallion imgKipling J. Gallion, MA
Deputy Director and Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Promotion Research UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
gallion@uthscsa.edu

Mr. Gallion is an accomplished health communications producer and researcher with vast experience in program development and analysis. Over the years, he’s performed media production and coordination for many health groups and research teams in Houston and San Antonio. His work to promote cancer control, diabetes risk and tobacco cessation has been recognized in scientific literature and lauded with media industry awards. At the IHPR, he assists the director, Dr. Ramirez, in daily operations and oversees research projects and their print, radio, TV and social media components. [Faculty Profile]

patricia chalela imgPatricia Chalela, DrPH
Assistant Professor Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
chalela@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Chalela has a strong background in public health and health promotion. She currently conducts behavioral science research and projects that tackle breast cancer disparities, clinical trial recruitment and other chronic diseases affecting Latinos. [Faculty Profile]

alan holden imgAlan Holden, PhD
Assistant Professor Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
holden@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Holden has spent 30 years in behavioral science, health promotion, epidemiology, which has been applied to study planning, research design, database management and data analysis. He coordinates the IHPR’s Region 4 Geographic Management Program (GMaP). [Faculty Profile]

daniel hughes imgDaniel Carlos Hughes, PhD
Assistant Professor Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
hughesdc@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Hughes is a kinesiologist and certified clinical exercise specialist. He develops lifestyle behavior change interventions; recruits cancer survivors for lifestyle intervention studies; and implements exercise programs, especially among Latino cancer survivors. [Faculty Profile]

deborah parra-medina imgDeborah Parra-Medina, PhD
Professor Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
parramedina@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Parra-Medina uses a community-based participatory research model to unite investigators and community members in defining and solving health problems, especially targeting physical activity behaviors and cancer risk reduction among Latinos. [Faculty Profile]

sandra san miguel de majors imgSandra San Miguel, MS
Research Instructor, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
sanmiguels@uthscsa.edu

Mrs. San Miguel coordinates projects targeting Latino cancer health disparities and survivorship. She is especially involved in testing patient navigation and/or promotora models in improving cancer screening rates and quality of life among Latinos. [Faculty Profile]

cynthia mojica imgCynthia Mojica, PhD
Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
mojicac@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Mojica conducts research in Latino cancer health disparities, namely to improve cancer screening rates and improve diagnostic follow-up. She also designs and implements other community- and clinic-based interventions on chronic diseases and obesity among Latinos. [Faculty Profile]