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MEET THE TEAM

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

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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

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Fatima A. Merchant, PhD

Research Infrastructure Core

Director

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

 University of Houston

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LeChauncy D. Woodard, MD, MPH

Community Engagement Core

Director

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Professor, Department of Health Systems and Population Health Science,

University of Houston

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Michael J. Zvolensky, PhD

Behavioral Science Research Project

Director

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

University of Houston

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Michael Businelle, PhD

Behavioral Science Research Project

Director

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

University of Oklahoma

Ashika Brinkley

Ashika Brinkley, PhD, MPH

Health Initiative
Research Director

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Tzuan A. Chen, PhD

Senior Biostatistician and Program Evaluator

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Arlette Chavez

Program Manager

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Angela Stoneham

Research Administrator

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Shante Fossie

Program Manager

OUR SUPPORT TEAM

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Safiya Friday

Program Director 

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Damien Kelly, EdD

Community Education and Outreach Coordinator

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Jayda Martinez

Program Manager

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Alison Medley

Communications Manager

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Pablo Panta

Community Education and Outreach Coordinator

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Hinal Patel

Program Manager

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Natalie Shipula

Sr. Graphics Designer

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Brian Minton

Web Developer

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