Our Collaborators

Taking Texas Tobacco Free is a collaboration between the University of Houston and Integral Care of Austin Travis County. We have recently expanded our collaboration to include the Department of State Health Services. 

UHAND is a collaboration with

Dr. Lorna McNeill (MPI, MD Anderson Cancer Center).

Project Stress and Health is a collaboration with Dr. Ezemenari Obasi (University of Houston) and Dr. Lorna McNeill

MD Anderson Cancer Center).

Project FRESH AIR is a collaboration with Dr. Nathan G. Smith (MPI, University of Houston) and Dr. Ezemenari Obasi (University of Houston).

Project ADVANCE is a collaboration with several invstigators including Dr. Michale Businelle and Dr. Darla Kendzor (Co-PIs University of Oklahoma health Sciences Center).

The Synergy Breast Reconstruction Project is a collaboration with Dr. Shahnjayla Connors (MPI, University of Houston-Downtown)


The COVID-19 breast cancer project is an administrative supplement project to UHAND, and is led by Dr. Chiara Acquati (University f Houston Social Work) under mentorship of Dr. Lorraine Reitzel and is a collaboration with Dr. Shahnjayla Connors (Co-I,  University of Houston-Downtown)



As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. 

~ Amy Poehler ~


Recent Mentees... Where are they now? 

Sean Reuven, undergrad mentee, University of Houston School of Medicine student

Valentina Maza, undergraduate mentee, University of Nebraska-Lincoln clinical psychology doctoral student

Seyed (Ali) Khalifi, graduate mentee, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine student

Surya Chinamuthevi, undergrad mentee, Texas A&M College of Medicine student

Yash Harkara, undergrad mentee, University of Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine

Chisom (Odoh) Iwandu, postdoc mentee, University of North Texas Department of Health and Public Service tenure track Assistant Professor

Adolfo G. Cuevas, graduate mentee, Tufts University Department of Community Health tenure track Assistant Professor

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