Laura Rudkin, PhD Professor and Chair

Centennial Chair in Preventive Medicine and
Community Health

Interim Director, Institute for the Medical Humanities

Rudkin

Dr. Rudkin serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health (PMCH) and Interim Director of the Institute for Medical Humanities (IMH). She is a social epidemiologist and demographer with a primary research interest in the influence of social factors on health outcomes. Her educational research and program development activities focus on the integration of public health and medicine through innovative pedagogies. She was PI of the Primary Care Plus project, a five-year HRSA funded grant to integrate primary care and public health training in the medical school and the physician assistant studies program. Dr. Rudkin served as Vice Chair for Education and Graduate Program Director in the Department of PMCH and led the expansion of public health educational opportunities across the schools at UTMB. She was instrumental in the Department of PMCH receiving the 2012 Outstanding Educational Program Award from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. She is an elected member of the University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education and a UT Distinguished Teaching Professor.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

BA, Journalism and Global Studies, University of Iowa, 1982

MA, Sociology, University of Iowa, 1985

PhD, Sociology and Demography, Princeton University, 1992

 

Areas of Interest

Educational integration of public health and medicine

Social epidemiology

Aging

 

Affiliations

Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health

Sealy Center on Aging


Contact Information

Ewing Hall, Suite 1.116, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas

Phone: 409-772-9141

Fax: 409-772-5272

Email: lrudkin@utmb.edu

Mailing address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1150