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Our Work

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Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

~  Steve Jobs ~

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SYNERGY BREAST RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT 
 

African-American breast cancer survivors are less likely to opt for reconstruction relative to White survivors. This project uses a mixed methods approach to better understanding the multi-level determinants of reconstruction decision making among African-American survivors.

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TAKING TEXAS TOBACCO FREE
 

Tobacco use rates are elevated among individuals with mental and behavioral healthcare issues. This project assists healthcare agencies across Texas to implement a tobacco-free workplace program that includes education, screening, treatment, and outreach services.

PROJECT UHAND

 

The UHAND (University of Houston/MD Anderson) Program to Reduce Cancer Disparities seeks to understand and improve the health of African Americans and Hispanics in Houston and prepare a cadre of diverse scholars to enter the workforce with interdisciplinary training to address the social determinants of health.

PROJECT ADVANCE

 

Individuals who are homeless have higher rates of disease, shorter life expectancies, and disproportionately higher health care costs compared to individuals with regular and stable housing. Project ADVANCE is focused on improving the health of individuals who are homeless.

STRESS AND HEALTH
 

African American adults bear a disproportionate burden of disease, injury, death, and disability. Project Stress and Health explores the intersection of stressors affecting African American adults, basal hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis regulation, and health among volunteers from a local community church congregation.

PROJECT FRESH AIR
 

Sexual minority individuals have a higher incidence of smoking than the general population. Project FRESH AIR examines the theory-based predictors of tobacco use (as well as other health behaviors, including diet and physical activity) among lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and other sexual minority adults.

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