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Our Faculty - Alphabetical Order

Susan AbughoshSusan Abughosh

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
Interventions to enhance adherence and health outcomes among patients with chronic illness


Jahangir AlamJahangir Alam

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial resistance, applied and environmental microbiology


Karim Alkadhi Karim Alkadhi

Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Neuropharmacology, chronic stress in models of brain disorders, benefits of exercise in brain disorders


Rajender Aparasu Rajender Aparasu

Mustafa & Sanober Lokhandwala Endowed Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
Pharmacoepidemiology, geriatrics, medication safety, observational research, dementia, neurology


Bernadette Asias-Dinh Bernadette Asias-Dinh

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Ambulatory care pharmacy, diabetes management, chronic disease state management, preventative care


Anees Banday Anees Banday

Research Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mechanisms and role of oxidative stress in renal dopamine receptor dysfunction and hypertension


Nicholas Beyda Nicholas Beyda

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Antifungal resistance


Kim Birtcher Kim Birtcher

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Cardiovascular disease prevention and management, medication adherence, guideline implementation


Krishna Boini Krishna Boini

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mechanisms of obesity-induced kidney diseases and hypertension


Richard Bond Richard Bond

Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Discovering or identifying better drugs for asthma


Bernadette Asias-Dinh Hua Chen

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
Pediatric medication effectiveness, safety, quality and disparity


cho-sang.jpg Sang Kyu Cho

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
Health economics, pharmacoeconomics


Diana S-L Chow Diana S-L Chow

Professor of Pharmaceutics, Paula & John J. Lovoi Sr. Endowed Professor in Drug Discovery and Development, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Director, Institute of Drug Education and Research
Pharmaceutical formulation, translational pre- and clinical PK/PD, cancer, ID and other therapies


Elizabeth Coyle Elizabeth Coyle

Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Scholarship of teaching and learning, infectious diseases


Gregory Cuny Gregory Cuny

Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Assistant Chair, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Synthetic medicinal chemistry, structure-based design, natural product chemistry


Joydip Das Joydip Das

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Alcohol addiction, structure/function of C1-domain containing proteins, protein molecular dynamics


Shantera Davis Shantera Davis

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Scholarship of teaching and learning, skill building


Austin De La Cruz Austin De La Cruz

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Mental health disorders in veterans


Sandy Diec Sandy Diec

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Scholarship of teaching and learning, ambulatory care


Jason Eriksen Jason Eriksen

Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders


Ekere James Essien Ekere James Essien

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy and Director, Institute of Community Health
HIV/AIDS prevention among minority populations, patient-centered health outcomes research


julianna fernandez Julianna Fernandez

Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Preparing learners to best care for older adults, scholarship of teaching and learning


Kevin Garey Kevin W. Garey

Professor and Chair, Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Microbiome consequences of antibiotic use with a particular interest in C. difficile infection


Karina Garza Karina Garza

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research/Rio Grande Valley Pharm.D. Satellite Program
Emergency medicine, transitions of care, hospital administration, mentorship/preceptorship


Jodie Gee Jodie Gee

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Ambulatory care pharmacy, diabetes education and management, continuous glucose monitoring in diabetes


Romi Ghose Romi Ghose

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hepatic drug metabolism and transport, Cytochrome P450 enzymes, drug-induced liver injury


anne gonzales-luna Anne Gonzales-Luna

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Clostridioides difficile infection, microbiome, clinical pharmacy, multidrug resistant infections


Bin Guo Bin Guo

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Cancer biology, cancer pharmacology, drug delivery, drug discovery


Catherine Hatfield Catherine Hatfield

Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research, and Director, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) and Interprofessional Education (IPE)
Interprofessional education, practice and simulation experiential education, scholarship of teaching and learning research


Jiukuan Hao Jiukuan Hao

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mechanism of neural injury, pathophysiology of the blood brain-barrier in neurodegenerative disease


Ming Hu Ming Hu

Professor of Pharmaceutics/Diana S-L. Chow Endowed Professor of Drug Discovery and Development, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Bioavailability, metabolism, transport, Phase II metabolism, cancer prevention, natural products


Tahir Hussain Tahir Hussain

Professor of Pharmacology/Joseph P. and Shirley Shipman Buckley Endowed Professor of Drug Discovery, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
Role of angiotensin receptors in inflammation, kidney disease, blood pressure, metabolism


Michael Johnson Michael Johnson

Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
Pharmacoepidemiology, statistical models, causal inference, cancer treatment and outcomes


Brian Knoll Brian Knoll

Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs
β2-adrenoceptor signalling and cytokines in asthma


Ashok Kumar Ashok Kumar

Professor of Pharmacology/Else and Philip Hargrove Endowed Professor of Drug Discovery and Chair, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Skeletal muscle atrophy, growth, and regeneration, satellite stem cells, cancer cachexia, signaling


Xiang Li Xiang Li

Research Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Cardiovascular pharmacology, vascular cell and molecular biology, lipid biology and redox signaling


Xinli Liu Xinli Liu

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Anti-cancer drug discovery and delivery, targeted drug/gene delivery, PK/PD, nanotechnology


Mustafa Lokhandwala Mustafa Lokhandwala

Professor of Pharmacology/Joseph P. and Shirley Shipman Buckley Endowed Professor, and Director, Heart and Kidney Institute
Cardiovascular and autonomic pharmacology, hypertension and antihypertensive drug mechanisms, role of oxidative stress in cardiovascular diseases


Martinez Briget Briget Martinez

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research/Rio Grande Valley Pharm.D. Satellite Program
Clinical pediatric pharmacy


Aditi Marwaha Aditi Marwaha

Instructional Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Student learning and retention, active learning, types of assessment and their effect on student learning


Bradley McConnell Bradley McConnell

Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Biology, physiology and pharmacology of cardiac contractility and function


Kimberly Nguyen Kimberly Nguyen

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research, and Assistant Dean of Student and Professional Affairs
Student success, learning strategies, active learning


Onyebuchi Ononogbu Onyebuchi Ononogbu

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Cancer health disparities, quality improvement, diversity/equity, inclusion


Nancy Ordonez Nancy Ordonez

Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research, and Assistant Dean of Experiential Programs
Experiential education, preceptor development, experiential site development, long-term care consulting pharmacy, geriatrics


Ronnie Ozuna Ronnie Ozuna

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research, and Assistant Dean, Rio Grande Valley Pharm.D. Satellite Program
Infectious disease, pharmacy management, student development, clinical and translational research


Sanket Patel Sanket Patel

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Elucidation of tissue-protective mechanisms of angiotensin-II type 2 receptor in obesity


Paige Pitman Paige Pitman

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research, and Executive Associate Dean
Student affairs and administration in Pharm.D. programs


Lamar Pritchard Lamar Pritchard

Dean, Humana Endowed Dean's Chair in Pharmacy, and Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
Disease state management, outcomes research and quality management; access to pharmacy services in rural communities


Natalie Rosario Natalie Rosario

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Health disparities, quality improvement, chronic disease management, self care, residency prep


Anirban Roy Anirban Roy

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Skeletal muscle hypertrophy and atrophy, muscular dystrophy, muscle regeneration and muscle metabolism


Ke-He Ruan Ke-He Ruan

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Pharmacoinformatics (CETP)
Bioengineering active protein complexes: EnzymeLink, VaccineLink, ReceptorLink & InsulinLink


Samina Salim Samina Salim

Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Trauma, stress, cognition, learning-memory, refugee health, racism, health disparities


Sujit Sansgiry Sujit Sansgiry

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
Pharmacoeconomic and behavioral interventions to improve pharmaceutical and healthcare outcomes


Jeffrey Sherer Jeffrey T. Sherer

Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Primary Care, Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-based Medicine


Rashim SinghRashim Singh

Research Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Gut Microbiome homeostasis, drug-herb-microbiome interaction, drug delivery systems, natural products


Amelia SofjanAmelia Sofjan

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, scholarship of teaching and learning


Alexander Statsyuk Alexander V. Statsyuk

Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Drug discovery, bone biology, ubiquitin proteasome system


Dhara Surati Dhara D. Surati

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Skills labs-based teaching, active learning, infectious diseases, scholarship of teaching and learning


Vincent Tam Vincent H. Tam

Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research/Professor of Pharmaceutics (Joint Appointment), Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials


MariVi Tejada-Simon MariVi Tejada-Simon

Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Director, Faculty Development
Cognition, autism and learning disorders, educational outreach, DEI


Douglas Thronton Douglas Thornton

Assistant Professor, Department Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy, and Director, The Prescription Drug Misuse Education and Research (PREMIER) Center
Health services research, prescription drug misuse, substance use disorders, pain management


Shane Tolleson Shane Tolleson

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research, and Director of Ambulatory Based Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences
Experiential education, student mindset, ambulatory care


Meghana Trivedi Meghana Trivedi

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research/Associate Professor of Pharmacology (Joint Appointment), Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Target & drug discovery in cancer, cellular & circulating biomarkers, individualization of therapy


Mabel Truong Mabel Truong

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research, and Director, Institutional Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences
Experiential education, preceptor development


Gomika Udugamasooriya Gomika Udugamasooriya

Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
New peptidomimetic and biomarker discovery for cancer diagnosis and therapy applications


Tyler Varisco Tyler Varisco

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
Substance use disorder, healthcare access, health disparities, pharmacy practice


Divya Varkey Divya Varkey

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Health-system pharmacy administration, professional development


David Wallace David Wallace

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Pharmacy education, underserved populations, interdispciplinary patient care


Matthew Wanat Matthew A. Wanat

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Prescription drug misuse prevention, anticoagulation/cardiology, scholarship of teaching and learning


Elisabeth Wang Elisabeth M. Wang

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Antithrombotic therapy, hypertension, transitions of care


Wei Wang Wei Wang

Research Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research
Molecular pharmacology


Louis Williams Louis Williams

Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Developing innovative teaching methodology for better integrating basic and clinical sciences


Joshua Wollen Joshua Wollen

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Community pharmacy, skills-based pharmacy education, scholarship of teaching and learning, health disparities


Lei Wu Lei Wu

Research Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Preclinical and clinical studies, PK/PD modeling


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Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Cardiomyopathy, Left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC), Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), CHD


Ruiwen Zhang Ruiwen Zhang

Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology/Robert L. Boblitt Endowed Professor of Drug Discovery, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Director, UH Drug Discovery Institute
Drug discovery & development, pharmacogenomics, cancer biology & therapy, pharmacology, toxicology


Yang Zhang Yang Zhang

Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Cardiovascular pharmacology, macro-/micro-vascular diseases, vascular pathology in cardiomyopathy


Alex Zhao Alexa Zhao

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
HIV treatment strategies, scholarship of teaching and learning, skills lab-based teaching