This list of over 75 faculty summarizes the breadth of work being conducted in women's health at UTMB. Contact Don Dietiker, x74918, to request a listing in this directory.
Research Directory A-F
Research Interests: Fetal exposure to medications used during pregnancy in two therapeutic domains namely, opiate agonists used for treatment of the opiate addict; hypoglycemic drugs used in treatment of gestational diabetes; developing new drugs for the treatment of HIV infections and antibodies for treatment of nicotine addiction during pregnancy.
Contact: 409-772-0977; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Alperin, MD
Professor, Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Research Interests: Disorders of blood clotting and transfusion medicine.
Contact: 409-772-1164; email@example.com
Research Interests: Obesity, muscle strength, health outcomes and disability among older Mexican Americans
Beth A. Auslander, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics/ Adolescent and Behavioral Health
Research Interests: Adolescent sexual health issues; eating disorders.
Contact: 409-772-2358; firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan Barrett, MD
Director, Sealy Center for Vaccine Development; John S. Dunn Distinguished Chair in Biodefense; Professor, Dept of Pathology
Research Interests:Dr. Barrett’s research interests are the molecular basis of pathogenesis and vaccine development focusing on tick-borne encephalitis, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, West Nile and yellow fever.
Contact: 409-772-6662; email@example.com
Research Interests: Women's health; birth control efficacy and side effects; physiology & sexual abuse.
Contact: 409-772-2417; firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Boor, MD
Research Interests: Oxidative stress in early atherosclerosis; fetal basis of dissecting aortic aneurysm; role of the connective tissue enzyme, SSAO, in human burn wound healing
Contact: 409-772-2813; email@example.com
Nigel Bourne, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Research Interests: Herpes simplex; and vaccine and other preventive measures against genital infection.
Contact: 409-747-8144; firstname.lastname@example.org
Egle Bytautiene MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Research Interests: The effects of maternal prepregnancy obesity and preeclampsia on long-term maternal and offspring health and obesity during pregnancy and postpartum.
Contact: 409-747-5139; email@example.com
Dr. Celia Chao
Assistant Professor Department of Surgery
Member, Sealy Center for Cancer Cell Biology
Research Interests: The study of signal transduction of gut peptide hormones as it relates to breast cancer and colon cancer.
Contact: 409-772-0698; firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon Clark, MD
Associate Professor, OB-GYN Maternal Fetal Medicine
Research Interests: Medical Complication of Pregnancy, Morning sickness.
Contact: 409-772-1571; email@example.com
Sharon Croisant MS, PhD
Associate Professor, Preventative Medicine & Community Health
Research Interests: Translational or integrative research, i.e., building interfaces between and among environmental research, education, and community health.
Contact: 409-772-9133; firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn Cunningham, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology
Research Interests: Neural mechanisms underlying the effects of abused drugs; Serotonin; Etiology of psychotic (e.g., schizophrenia) and affective disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression); Behavioral neuropharmacology of cocaine & (MDMA; “ecstacy”) Modulation of stimulant-induced behaviors by female sex hormones.
Contact: 409-772-9629; email@example.com
Jianli Dong, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology; Director Molecular Diagnostics Divsion
Research Interests: research and development of molecular assays as diagnostic, predictive, and prognostic markers for various diseases.
Contact: 409-772-4866; firstname.lastname@example.org
Miriam Falzon, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology
Research Interests: Parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP); human cancers; including breast, prostate, lung and renal carcinomas; Vitamin D .
Contact: 409-772-9638; email@example.com
Jean Freeman, PhD
Grace Bucksch Gnitzinger Distinguished Professor in Aging, Department of Internal Medicine (Geriatrics) and Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health (Epidemiology & Biostatistics)
Research Interests: Health services research; Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs); variations in the utilization and outcomes of hospital care; use of administrative datasets (Medicare data and tumor registry data) to assess the quality of breast cancer care; factors associated with quality care; use and outcomes of mammography services in older women.
Contact: 409-772-6797; firstname.lastname@example.org