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AFFILIATES

OUR UH FACULTY TEAM

Therese A. Kosten, PhD

Professor

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Psychology

Research Interests:

HPA Axis and Stress, Memory and Addiction, Sex Differences,

Epigenetics, Maternal Behavior, and Medication Development

Lauren R. Gilbert, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Health Systems and Population Health Sciences

Research Interests:

Community-Engaged Research, Opioid Epidemic, and Health-Equity Research

Venkatesh Balan, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Engineering Technology

Research Interests:

Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, and Extracellular Polysaccharides (EPS)

Meghna Trivedi, PhD

Associate Professor

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College of Pharmacy

Research Interests:

Translational Research, Clinical Research, Cancer Prevention, and Medication Adherence

Samina Salim, PhD

Associate Professor

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College of Pharmacy

Research Interests:

Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Psychological Stress,

Cancer, and Sleep

Diana S-L. Chow, PhD

Professor

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College of Pharmacy

Research Interests:

Formulation development, Drug Delivery System, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Preclinical

and Clinical research, and Cancer

Susan M. Abughosh, PhD

Associate Professor

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College of Pharmacy

Research Interests:

Medical adherence, Chronic disease, Motivational interviewing-based intervention, Trajectory modeling

Bin Guo, PhD

Associate Professor

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College of Pharmacy

Research Interests:

Cancer biology, Cancer pharmacology, Drug delivery, Drug discovery 

Lorra Garey, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

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College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Research Interests:

Psychopathology, Addiction, Smoking cessation treatment, Vulnerable populations

Chiara Acquati, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Graduate College of Social Work

Research Interests:

Psychosocial Oncology, Stress and Coping, Close Relationships and Caregiving, Social Determinants of Health/Health Disparities, Intervention Research

Raj Kumar, PhD

Professor

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College of Medicine

Research Interests:

Steroid Hormone Receptors, Breast Cancer, Endocrine-Related Cancers

Steven Starks, MD

Assistant Professor

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College of Medicine

Research Interests:

Mental Health Equity, State Mental Health Policy, Substance Use Disorders, Workforce Diversity & Inclusion

Johanna Bick, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Research Interests:

Early Life Stress and Neurodevelopment; Prevention and Intervention; Health Disparities, Risks, and Resiliency