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Director

Dr. Rebeca Wong

Rebeca Wong, PhD

P. & S. Kempner Distinguished Professor in Health Disparities
Senior Fellow, Sealy Center on Aging (SCOA)
Professor, Preventive Medicine & Community Health
Director, WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center on Aging and Health
Rebecca Sealy, Room 6.100
Galveston, TX 77555-0177
rewong@utmb.edu

Associated Researchers

James S. Goodwin, MD
George and Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair of Geriatric Medicine; Professor, Internal Medicine

Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR
Russell Shearn Moody Distinguished Chair in Neurological Rehabilitation; Professor & Director, Division of Rehabilitation Science; Director, Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition; Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research, School of Health Professions

Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD
Annie and John Gnitzinger Professor of Aging Studies; Professor and Director of UTMB Preventive Medicine and Community Health; Editor, Journal of Aging and Health

Mukaila Raji, MD, MSC
Edgar Gnitzinger Distinguished Professorship in Aging; Professor & Director, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine; Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

Jean L. Freeman, PhD
Grace B. Gnitzinger Distinguished Professorship in Aging; Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine; Professor, Preventive Medicine and Community Health; Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences; Senior Fellow, Sealy Center on Aging

Karl Eschbach, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine; Professor, Department of Internal and Preventive Medicine & Community Health; Director of Population Research and Fellow, Sealy Center on Aging

Susan C. Weller, PhD
Professor, Preventive Medicine Community Health

M. Kristen Peek, PhD
Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health

Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences

Maria E. Camacho, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine

 

News

Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD

Inside UTMB - Markides receives $2.5M for Mexican-American health study
Galveston Daily News, Feb. 10, 2015

Kyriakos Markides, PhD, a professor in the department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health (and an associated researcher in the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center) has received a grant of more than $2.5 million to continue his longitudinal study on aging in Mexican-Americans, begun in 1994. During the course of his research, interviewing the same group of Hispanic Americans, Markides discovered the "Hispanic Paradox." The population studied had fewer resources and access to services than other ethnic groups yet had a better overall state of health. Once the data has been gathered, it will be available through the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging.

 


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