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Faculty

amelie ramirez imgAmelie G. Ramirez, DrPH
Director and Professor, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health 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]

patricia chalela imgPatricia Chalela, DrPH
Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health 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]

patricia chalela imgDimpy Shah
Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health San Antonio
shahdp@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Shah is an epidemiologist in cancer outcomes and survivorship. She currently conducts research in these areas. She earned her PhD in epidemiology in 2014 at The University of Texas at Houston School of Public Health in Houston. [Faculty Profile]

deborah parra-medina imgDorothy Long Parma
Research Instructor, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health San Antonio
LongParma@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Long Parma conducts cancer health disparities research among underserved populations. She has emerging expertise in multidisciplinary, translational research projects, and contributes to research publications. [Faculty Profile]

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

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