Karl Eschbach, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of
Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine & Community Health
Fellow, Sealy Center on Aging
Member, Dept. Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Service, Scientific Merit Review Board
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas 77555-0177
Karl Eschbach, Ph.D. is a demographer who recently returned to UTMB after serving for several years as Texas State Demographer. He is a Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging and Member, Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Service, Scientific Merit Review Board. He has extensive experience working with large geo-referenced data sets, vital statistics data, and census summary and micro data files. Dr. Eschbach directs the Knowledge Translation Core and assists with the Data Management Core of the Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas (CERCIT). As state Demographer, he was responsible for producing the official estimates and projections of cities and counties in Texas, and analyzing the impact of population change on service demand. His research involves geographic/contextual variation in cancer incidence and survival in the Mexican American population.