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Paul Yeh, MD, MPH

Paul Yeh, MD, MPH

NCI Cancer Control Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Biography

Dr. Paul Gerardo Yeh received his B.A. in Evolutionary Biology and Political Science from Vanderbilt University, his M.P.H. degree from the UT Health School of Public Health, and his M.D. degree from the School of Medicine at UTHSCSA. He is currently pursuing a Dr.P.H. degree from the UT Health School of Public Health in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences. He is currently a NCI Cancer Control & Research Training Program postdoctoral fellow who seeks to investigate how preventive medicine and health behavior promotion can strengthen noncommunicable disease and cancer prevention efforts.

Education

MD, UTHSCSA School of Medicine, 2016

MPH, UTHealth School of Public Health, 2016

BA, Vanderbilt University, 2011

Advisor

Belinda M. Reininger, DrPH and Maria E. Fernandez, PhD

Research Description

Dr. Yeh is driven by the use of preventive medicine precepts for physical activity and dietary behavior promotion as a mechanism for primary and tertiary noncommunicable disease and cancer prevention for Latinx communities. Currently, he is involved with a community wide campaign in the Rio Grande Valley which disseminates culturally relevant interventions to combat socioeconomic- and race-based health inequities. Community collaborative action, built environment asset mapping, and access to and treatment outcomes of primary care visits incorporate additional domains of research interest.