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Our Mission is to Integrate Care and Improve Health

Humana and the University of Houston have launched a strategic partnership to train future health care leaders with a focus on providing holistic, collaborative care to improve health outcomes. The Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute at the University of Houston (Humana Institute) fosters interprofessional team-based care in the colleges of medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy and social work.

This collaboration will inspire health care professionals who are skilled in advancing population and community health and have a passion for working with the underserved.

LeChauncy D. Woodard, M.D., M.P.H.

WELCOME FROM THE DIRECTOR

Welcome to the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute!

As a long-time physician and health services researcher, I wanted to share the pivotal role the Humana Institute plays in advancing high impact research that changes policy, creating innovative educational programs that prepare the next generation of healthcare providers, and designing impactful programs that support community health transformation.

In a time of increasing demand for practitioners to provide more effective, efficient and lower-cost care, public/private partnerships like the Humana Institute are bridging major gaps in the health care system. These interdisciplinary teams leverage the University’s research expertise and the Institute’s partnerships to tackle the most pressing and complex health care problems facing our communities.

Please explore this site to learn more about the important work we do. If you have questions, suggestions or opportunities you’d like to discuss, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at lwoodard@central.uh.edu or 713-743-6463.

LeChauncy Woodard, M.D., M.P.H.
Founding Director, Humana Integrated Health Sciences Institute

RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION

The Humana Institute produces high-impact research, facilitates innovative educational programs for future health care providers and creates programs to support community transformation.

The Institute’s location within the University of Houston College of Medicine is designed to stimulate meaningful collaboration among biomedical, clinical, population and behavioral-health scholars.

These interdisciplinary teams leverage the University’s research expertise and the Institute’s partnerships to tackle the most pressing and complex health care problems facing our communities.

EVENTS & PROGRAMS

HUMANA INSTITUTE LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES.


COURSES & WORKSHOPS

HUMANA INSTITUTE LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES.


MEET OUR STAFF

The Humana Institute team brings together highly-experienced professionals, passionate about improving the health and health care our communities.
  • LeChauncy Woodard, M.D., M.P.H.

    Founding Director
  • Omolola Adepoju, Ph.D.

    Research Director
  • Ben King, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Biostatistics and Epidemiology Faculty and Assistant Professor, UH College of Medicine
  • Lauren Gilbert, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Coomunity Health Faculty Assistant Professor, UH College of Medicine