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; email@example.com
Jack Alperin, MD
Professor, Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Research Interests: Disorders of blood clotting and transfusion medicine.
Contact: 409-772-1164; firstname.lastname@example.org
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; email@example.com
Bruce A. Baethge, MD
Associate Professor, Rheumatology, Fellowship Program Director, Department of Internal Medicine;
Research Interests: Systemic lupus erythematosus; scleroderma; pharmaceutical studies in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjogren’s syndrome.
Contact: 409-772-2863; 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
Research Interests: Psychosocial factors (stress, social support, social networks) associated with health outcomes among minority groups; Gender and ethnic differences in rehabilitation outcomes in in persons with stroke and orthopedic impairments discharged from rehabilitation facilities
Contact: 409-747-1814 ; email@example.com
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
Nigel Bourne, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Research Interests: Herpes simplex; and vaccine and other preventive measures against genital infection.
Contact: 409-747-8144; email@example.com
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
Mabel Caban, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
Research Interests: Disparities of diagnosis and treatment in women with disabilities, physical outcomes after rehabilitation, therapies used to treat spinal pain.
Contact: 409-747-1300; 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
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
D. Mark Estes, PhD
Professor, Pediatrics and Pathology
Research Interests: Gender bias in immunity to cancer and infection including the impact on vaccination
Contact: 409-772-0434; 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
Robin G. M. Fleschler, PhD, RNC, CNS, NP
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Research Interests: Health behaviors in Mexican-immigrant pregnant women; faculty development in the interpretive pedagogies for community-based nursing care; risk-protective model for preterm labor and prenatal alcohol use; comprehensive prenatal health behaviors instrument; outcomes measurement.
Contact: 409-772-8218; firstname.lastname@example.org
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; email@example.com