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MEET THE TEAM

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Ezemenari M. Obasi, PhD, RCMI PI

Administrative Core

Director

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

University of Houston

Lorraine R. Reitzel, PhD, FAAHB, FSRNT

Community Engagement Core

Director

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

Director

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

 University of Houston

Olivera Nesic-Taylor, PhD

Investigator Development Core

Director

Professor and Chair of Biomedical Sciences,

University of Houston

Michael J. Zvolensky, PhD

Behavioral Science Research Project

Director

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

University of Houston

Michael Businelle, PhD

Behavioral Science Research Project

Director

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

University of Oklahoma

Dr. Ann Chen

Senior Biostatistician & Program Evaluator

Mirna Centeno

Senior Graphics Designer

Ericka Cauthon

Program Director

Safiya Friday

Business Administrator

Brian Carter

Program Coordinator (part-time)

OUR SUPPORT TEAM

Hector Sanchez

Community Education and Outreach Coordinator

Melisa Meza

Community Education and Outreach Coordinator

HEALTH Center for Addictions Research & Cancer Prevention

1100 Health 2, 4849 Calhoun Rd.
Houston, TX 77204

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© 2020 by the HEALTH Center for Addictions Research and Cancer Prevention. The U54 RCMI at UH is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54MD015946).