Research Projects

The Office of the Associate Dean for Research administers research and training projects funded by a variety of federal, state and foundation sources. The table below lists current and past research projects, with links to individual project summaries, researcher profiles, and projects listed by nine broad categories.

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Project Title Researcher Category End Date
Achieving health equity: Improving the maternal postpartum access and outcomes of Black/African American women in Travis County Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D.
African Americans; Disparities; Health/Health care 2019
African-American Medicaid Managed Care Rowena Fong, Ed.D.
African Americans; Disparities; Health/Health care 2012
AIDS services utilization among African Americans Dorie J. Gilbert, Ph.D. African Americans; Disparities; Health/Health care 2000
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Robin Smith, LCSW
Diana M. DiNitto, Ph.D.
Disparities; Health/Health care 2021
Birth outcomes, social risks, and child health Yolanda C. Padilla, Ph.D.
Disparities; Families, children and youth; Latinos 2001
Changing the rates of misdiagnosis in psychiatry Deborah Ann Cohen, Ph.D.
African Americans; Disparities; Mental health 2020
Child health and development in the Mexican American population Yolanda C. Padilla, Ph.D.
Disparities; Health/Health care; Latinos 2002
Environmental effects on disparities in smoking and obesity among women Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.
Disparities; Health/Health care 2016
Implementing ParentCorps in Corpus Christi Independent School District Esther J. Calzada, Ph.D.
Disparities; Education/Schools 2023
K.I.S.S. (keep it safe and sexy) & Tell Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D.
African Americans; Disparities; Sexual health 2018
Longitudinal neighborhood poverty change and racial disparities in birth outcomes Shetal Vohra-Gupta, Ph.D., MSW
Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.
African Americans; Disparities; Health/Health care 2018
Obesity Prevention ARRA Evaluation Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.
Disparities; Health/Health care 2012
Post-doctoral fellowship: Promoting equity in cardiovascular health Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.
Disparities; Health/Health care; Social work education 2023
RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.
Disparities; Health/Health care 2010
Texas Schools Restorative Discipline Project Marilyn Armour, Ph.D.
Disparities; Education/Schools; Restorative justice 2018
Why adolescent Latinas attempt suicide more than other females Lauren E. Gulbas, Ph.D.
Luis H. Zayas, Ph.D.
Disparities; Latinos; Mental health; Racial/ethnic/sexual diversity 2019
Title Researcher Category End Date
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