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MEET THE TEAM

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Ezemenari M. Obasi, PhD, RCMI PI

Administrative Core

Director

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Professor of Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences; Director, HEALTH Research Institute, 

University of Houston

Lorraine R. Reitzel, PhD, FAAHB, FSRNT

Investigator Development Core

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Professor of Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences; 
Co-Founder and Fellow, HEALTH Research Institute; Chair, Institutional Review Board 1,
University of Houston

Fatima A. Merchant, PhD

Research Infrastructure Core

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Professor and Chair of Computer Engineering Technology and Computational Health Informatics,

 University of Houston

LeChauncy D. Woodard, M.D., M.P.H.

Community Engagement Core

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Professor, Department of Health Systems and Population Health Science,

University of Houston

Michael J. Zvolensky, PhD

Behavioral Science Research Project

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Professor of Psychology; Director, Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory and Substance Use Treatment Clinic,

University of Houston

Michael Businelle, PhD

Behavioral Science Research Project

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Associate Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine; Leader of the OTRC mHealth Core,

University of Oklahoma

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Dr. Ann Chen

Senior Biostatistician & Program Evaluator

Dr. Isabel Martinez Leal

Qualitative Scientist

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Ericka Cauthon

Program Director

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Mirna Centeno

Digital Media Program Manager

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Safiya Friday

Business Administrator

OUR SUPPORT TEAM

Brian Carter

Program Coordinator (part-time)

Hector Sanchez

Community Education and Outreach Coordinator

Melisa Meza

Community Education and Outreach Coordinator

Angela Herrell

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