Carmen Castro, M.S., manages the Harris County Long-Term Ombudsman Program which works with residents, families and facility staff to improve the quality of life of residents in long-term care. Carmen is available to do interviews in English and Spanish.
Lorraine Frazier, Ph.D., specializes in the exploration of biological and behavioral risk factors as predictors of outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease. Her focus is on the genetic-environmental interaction of inflammation and depression on coronary outcomes in individuals with acute coronary syndromes and heart failure.
Robert Hanks, Ph.D., F.N.P-C., R.N. joined the UTHealth School of Nursing faculty in 2010 and specializes in primary health care. He is currently the Project Manager for the Graduate Nurse Education grant at UTHealth School of Nursing.
Elda Ramirez, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, specializes in adult, pediatric and geriatric care. She is available to discuss acute care, emergency care; heat exhaustion and dehydration, common minor emergencies, injury prevention and Hispanic health issues. Ramirez is available for interviews in English and Spanish.
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Laura Rooney, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, is focused on providing high-quality primary health care with an emphasis on health promotion, illness prevention and health restoration. She can discuss a wide range of topics related to patient care including primary care, travel health and occupational medicine. As a graduate of Texas’ first Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, Rooney also can discuss the role of DNPs in meeting the needs of the community by providing quality and cost-effective health care.
Jennifer Sanner, Ph.D., M.S.N, R.N. specializes in genetic, depression, and women’s health research and is available to discuss the genetic link of heart disease, depression, and other conditions.
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Diane Santa Maria, Dr.P.H., M.S.N., R.N., has extensive experience in public health nursing and adolescent health, particularly with HIV/STI prevention, including intervention development, dissemination and determinants research. With wide-ranging experience working in underserved communities in the U.S. and abroad, she currently is conducting research with homeless youth and at-risk youth and their families.
Patricia L. Starck, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, is a recognized leader in nursing education. Starck's accomplishments include more than 30 years of educational and administrative responsibilities combined with nearly 45 years of nursing experience. Starck is available to discuss nursing workforce issues, nursing education, ethics and health care delivery issues.
Jing Wang, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., specializes in behavioral lifestyle intervention for type 2 diabetes patients with mobile technology-based self-monitoring. Wang is available for interviews in English and Mandarin.
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