Leadership

WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center on Aging and Health Director

Dr. Rebeca Wong, PhD

Rebeca Wong, PhD
P. & S. Kempner Distinguished Professor in Health Disparities
Associate Director, Sealy Center on Aging (SCOA)
Professor, Preventive Medicine & Community Health

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Contact Information

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0177

P: 409-266-9661
E: rewong@utmb.edu

Biography

Dr. Wong is a Mexican scholar who received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1987. She served in the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Georgetown University Department of Demography, and as Associate Director of the University of Maryland Population Research Center. She joined UTMB in 2008 to serve as Director of the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center on Aging and Health. She is also the P&S Kempner Distinguished Professor in Health Disparities at the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and Associate Director of the Sealy Center on Aging. Since 2008, Dr. Wong has served as director of the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center on Aging and Health at UTMB. She continues to foster research on population aging in particular in Mexico and Latin America through the center activities.

Associated Researchers

  • Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Rafael Samper-Ternent, MD,PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
  • Maria E. Camacho, MD
    Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
  • Brian Downer, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Timothy A. Reistetter, OTR, PhD, FAOTA
    Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
  • James S. Goodwin, MD
    George & Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair of Geriatric Medicine; Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
  • Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD
    Annie and John Gnitzinger Distinguished Professor of Aging Studies; Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health
  • Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR
    Russell Shearn Moody Distinguished Chair in Neurological Rehabilitation; Professor & Director, Division of Rehabilitation Science
  • M. Kristen Peek, PhD
    Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health
  • Mukaila Raji, MD, MSC
    Edgar Gnitzinger Distinguished Professorship in Aging; Professor & Director, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
  • Elena Volpi, MD, PhD
    Daisy Emery Allen Distinguished Chair in Geriatric Medicine; Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics. Director, Sealy Center on Aging
  • Susan C. Weller, PhD
    Professor, Preventive Medicine Community Health

Contact Us

World Health Organization / Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) Collaborating Center on Aging and Health
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0177
P: (409) 747-0008
E: whopaho.aging@utmb.edu

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