PMCH Faculty

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Sharon Petronella Croisant, PhDDirector, Community-based Research Facility
Director, Community Outreach and Education Core
Co-director, Community Research Coordinating Center

Contact Information

Ewing Hall, Suite 1.112B, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
Phone: 409-772-9133
Fax: 409-772-5272
Email: spetrone@utmb.edu
Mailing address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1150

Sharon Petronella Croisant, PhD

Sharon A. Croisant, MS, PhD, Director, a tenured Professor in UTMB’s Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, has >20 years of experience in leading community-engaged research and outreach. She is heavily involved in building interfaces between and among environmental research, education, and community health, emphasizing a CBPR approach. A founding member of the Asthma Coalition of Texas, she served as an author of the first and subsequent version of the Texas State Asthma Plan.  Community-based research is an important focus of her work, primarily in response to emergent environmental health issues experienced by Gulf Coast communities, including natural and manmade disasters. She currently serves on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Standing Committee on Medical and Public Health Research during Large-Scale Emergency Events. She is the Director of Community Engagement for the UTMB Institute for Translational Sciences and Director of the Community Engagement Core for the Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health (GC-CPEH), which recently received designation as a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Environmental Health Sciences Core Center. The GC-CPEH, a partnership between UTMB, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, is the focal point and catalyst for environmental health research in the Texas Medical Center, driving collaborative and multidisciplinary research and serving the community engagement and policy needs of the Gulf Coast region.

  • BA, English, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1990
  • MS, Health Education/Promotion, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1995
  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1999
  • Community-based Participatory Research
  • Environmental Health and Toxicology
  • Health Disparities
  • Environmental and Social Justice
  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health
  • Center in Environmental Toxicology
  • Institute for Translational Sciences