Physician Assistant StudiesFaculty

contreras_144x187Marci R. Contreras, MPAS, PA-C
Assistant Professor in Instruction
Director of Didactic Education
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Contact Information
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1145
Phone: (409) 772-9594
Email: mrcontre@utmb.edu

Teaching Areas of Interest
Neurology, Behavioral Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Geriatrics and Global Health

Research Interests
Human Trafficking, Providers and patients with disabilities, and Cultural Diversity

Biography
Marci R. Contreras, MPAS, PA-C is an Assistant Professor of Instruction and Education Coordinator in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) at the School of Health Professions at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Ms. Contreras earned her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Houston-Clear Lake majoring in biology and minoring in biotechnology. She graduated from the UTMB PA studies program in 2008. Specializing in neurology, she developed a special interest in headaches and movement disorders. Later as a faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine, she worked as a clinician, educator, and in research with a focus in Multiple Sclerosis. Ms. Contreras has been instrumental in educating the public on multiple sclerosis, giving countless presentations nationally to peers, patients, and their families.

Ms. Contreras is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), and Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA). She maintains her lifetime membership with Alpha Eta Honor Society and Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society.