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MEET THE TEAM

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Ezemenari M. Obasi, PhD, RCMI PI

Administrative Core

Director

Contact

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

University of Houston

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Lorraine R. Reitzel, PhD, FAAHB, FSRNT

Investigator Development Core

Director

Contact

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

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Fatima A. Merchant, PhD

Research Infrastructure Core

Director

Contact

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

 University of Houston

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

Community Engagement Core

Director

Contact

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

Contact

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

Contact

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

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Dr. Isabel Martinez Leal

Qualitative Scientist

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Ericka Cauthon

Program Director

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Safiya Friday

Program Manager 

OUR SUPPORT TEAM

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Brian Carter

Program Coordinator (part-time)

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Hector Sanchez

Community Education and Outreach Coordinator

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Melisa Meza

Community Education and Outreach Coordinator

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Angela Herrell

Research Administrator

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Matthew Taing

Program Manager

 

 

 

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Hinal Patel

Program Manager

 

 

 

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Jennifer Hennesy

Senior Graphics Designer

 

 

 

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Shalalan Washington

Community Health Worker