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Leadership and investigators represent all four schools and three institutes at UTMB. Membership in the center is by appointment, based on the faculty’s research interest and scholarly work on aging. The Internal Advisory Team is comprised of Dr. Mouton, Provost and Dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Sharma, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Urban, Vice President for Research and PI of the Clinical Translational Science Award, and Dr. Brown, Dean of the School of Health Professions. It advises and supports the Executive Committee in the identification of new investigators, resource optimization and new opportunities for research and collaborations.

Leadership / Administrative Core

Research Education Component

Pilot / Exploratory Studies Core

Leader in Training:  Monique R. Pappadis, MEd, PhD

Metabolism & Biology Resource Core

Clinical Research Resource Core

Leader in Training:  Meredith Masel, PhD, MSW, Oliver Center & School of Public and Population Health

Biostatistics & Data Management Resource Core

Administrative Support


  • Stephanie Burt, MS

    Administrative Manager
    Phone: 409-266-9675
    Fax: 409-772-8931
  • Sarah Toombs-Smith, PhD - Director of Manuscript Office

    Director of Manuscript Office
    Phone: 409) 266-9655
    Fax: 409-772-8931
  • Roxann Grover, MA

    Web Operations & Communications Manager
    Phone: 409-772-3075
    E-mail: | Submit Web Updates
  • Roxana Hirst, MS, CCRP

    Lead Research Project Manager
    Phone: 409-266-9641

Contact Us

University of Texas Medical Branch
Sealy Center on Aging (SCoA)
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0177
Directions and Maps
Phone: (409) 747-0008