Charles Begley, Ph.D., specializes in health policy research. His areas of interest include health care reform’s impact on Texas, over utilization of emergency departments for primary care services and Medicaid.
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Michael Businelle, Ph.D., specializes in smoking cessation strategies, cancer prevention, addiction and substance abuse. His research interests include the development of innovative smoking cessation treatments for homeless and other low income adults as well as the psychology of addiction.
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Arch Carson, M.D., Ph.D., is available to discuss toxic environmental contamination, chemical exposures and occupational health.
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Herbert L. DuPont, M.D., has served as infectious disease epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and as president of both the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. DuPont is the author of over 650 scientific papers and 19 textbooks. He can discuss Ebola, influenza, travel medicine, disease outbreaks, intestinal infections and acute diarrhea, food-borne illnesses and norovirus as he was one of the researchers who discovered the virus.
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Robert Emery, Dr.PH., specializes in safety issues associated with infectious disease outbreaks, disaster preparedness, radiation safety hazards, industrial safety, occupational health risks and disaster response.
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Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, M.D., is one of the world's leading virologists. Fisher-Hoch is able to discuss the influenza virus, viral outbreaks, tropical medicine, diabetes, health disparities, medical virology and infectious diseases such as hepatitis C, typhoid and hemorrhagic fever.
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Deanna M. Hoelscher, Ph.D., R.D., specializes in nutrition and physical activity programs for children; school-based obesity prevention programs; nutrition and physical activity related health policy; and measurement tools related to child nutrition and physical activity.
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Steven Kelder, Ph.D., M.P.H., has more than 15 years experience in design and evaluation of child and adolescent research. He is available to discuss interventions designed for promotion of physical activity and healthy eating, obesity prevention and substance use prevention. He is one of the lead investigators of the CATCH project, a research-based program that guides elementary schools, families and children in being healthy, reaching more than a million Texas children and others in the United States and other countries.
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Harold W. Kohl, III, Ph.D., is available to discuss the benefits of physical activity for adults and children, as well as community approaches for increasing physical activity. He is the chair of the President’s Council of Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Science Board. Kohl also led development of the 2008 U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines and was lead epidemiologist and team leader in the physical activity and health branch of the division of nutrition and physical activity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Joseph McCormick, M.D., is an infectious disease specialist and expert on viral hemorrhagic fevers, including Ebola, Lassa and Marburg. McCormick was involved in investigating the first-recorded Ebola outbreak in 1976. His experiences are chronicled in a book coauthored with his wife, Susan Fisher Hoch, M.D., titled “Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC.” He has intimate knowledge of West Africa and can provide his unique insights into the public health aspects of the current Ebola outbreak. He can also provide an interesting perspective on the designation of “emerging diseases.”
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Laura Moore, R.D., L.D., is a registered dietitian and director of the dietetic internship program at the UTHealth School of Public Health. She can discuss nutrition, obesity risk factors, diabetes, hypertension, meal planning and preparation, diets and weight loss.
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Roberta B. Ness, M.D., M.P.H., specializes in public health, innovation in teaching and women’s health issues such as reproductive organ health, maternal and fetal health, sexually transmitted diseases, ovarian cancer, pregnancy and nutrition.
Cheryl Perry, Ph.D., can speak about developing, implementing and evaluating health promotion programs for children and adolescents. In particular, her research interests include smoking and alcohol use prevention, healthy eating and physical activity; school-based, peer, family, and community programs. Perry was one of the lead investigators of the original CATCH main trial and can discuss the development of successful childhood obesity prevention programs. Perry served as the senior scientific editor and lead author of the report of the Surgeon General’s 2012 Tobacco Report.
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Jennifer Reingle, Ph.D., specializes in criminal epidemiology, violent behavior, and intimate partner violence, as well as addiction and substance abuse. She can also discuss substance abuse in minority groups.
Pauline Rosenau, Ph.D., specializes in health care reform, public health policy, health care systems and health insurance. Rosenau can also discuss comparative health policy, health system performance, private/public partnerships for health services, long-term care and the social determinants of health.
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Shreela Sharma, R.D., Ph.D., is a registered dietitian and can discuss risk factors of obesity among children, nutrition and physical activity.
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Susan Tortolero, Ph.D., specializes in research of teen pregnancy interventions, adolescent health issues, sexually transmitted diseases and infection prevention. Tortolero led the development of “It’s Your Game: Keep It Real,” an evidence-based sex education program used to educate teens on risky sexual behavior and teach healthy decision making. She can also discuss teen dating violence.
Catherine Troisi, Ph.D. is an infectious disease epidemiologist with expertise in influenza, hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E, and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS, human papillomavirus (HPV) and syphilis. She can also discuss infectious disease outbreaks such as Ebola, immunizations and issues of public health practice in the community.
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