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AFFILIATES

OUR UH FACULTY TEAM

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Therese A. Kosten, Ph.D.

Professor

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Psychology

Research Interests:

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

Epigenetics, Maternal Behavior, and Medication Development

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Lauren R. Gilbert, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

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College of Medicine

Research Interests:

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

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Maram Quttina, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow 

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College of Technology

Research Interests:

Cancer Detection, Ovarian Cancer, Therapeutic Response, 3D Micropatterned Platform

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Venkatesh Balan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Engineering Technology

Research Interests:

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

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Meghna Trivedi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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College of Pharmacy

Research Interests:

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

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Samina Salim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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College of Pharmacy

Research Interests:

Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Psychological Stress,

Cancer, and Sleep

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Diana S-L. Chow, Ph.D.

Professor

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College of Pharmacy

Research Interests:

Formulation development, Drug Delivery System, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Preclinical/Clinical research, Cancer

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Onyebuchi Ononogbu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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College of Pharmacy

Research Interests:

Cancer Health Disparities, Cancer Screenings, Medication Adherence, Quality Improvement of Cancer Patients' Hospital Stays, Minority Representation in Healthcare Professions

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Chiara Acquati, Ph.D.

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

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Raj Kumar, Ph.D.

Professor

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College of Medicine

Research Interests:

Steroid Hormone Receptors, Breast Cancer, and Endocrine-Related Cancers

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Mary Love, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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College of Nursing

 

Research Interests:

Cardiovascular Disease,

Stroke Resilience,

Race-Related Stress, Psychological/Biological Factors

Social/Cultural Factors

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Steven Starks, M.D.

Assistant Professor

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College of Medicine

 

Research Interests:

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

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Bin Guo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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College of Pharmacy

Research Interests:

Cancer biology, Cancer pharmacology, Drug delivery, Drug discovery 

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Lorra Garey, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

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College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Research Interests:

Psychopathology, Addiction, Smoking cessation treatment, Vulnerable populations

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Susan M. Abughosh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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College of Pharmacy

Research Interests:

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

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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

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Maggie Britton, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

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    College of Education 

     Research Interests: 

Tobacco Control, Cancer Prevention, Health Disparities, Shared Decision Making

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Charles Lea, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Graduate College of

Social Work

 Research Interests: 

Reentry, Race-Related Stress, Substance Use, HIV, Personal and Cultural Assets

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Renita Horton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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College of Biomedical Engineering

     Research Interests: 

Cardiovascular Disease Models, Microdevices, Environmental Cues and Heart Disease, 

Heart Disease Mechanisms