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Faculty by Department

Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy (PHOP)


Rajender Aparasu
Rajender Aparasu

Mustafa & Sanober Lokhandwala Endowed Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes & Policy and Chair
Quality of pharmaceutical care in elderly, evidence-based medicine, pharmacoepidemiology


Susan Abughosh
Susan Abughosh

Associate Professor
Interventions to enhance adherence and health outcomes among patients with chronic illness


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Hua Chen

Professor
Pediatric medication effectiveness, safety, quality and disparity


Sang Kyu Cho
Sang Kyu Cho

Assistant Professor
Health economics, pharmacoeconomics


E. James Essien
E. James Essien

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


Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson

Associate Professor and Assistant Chair
Pharmacoepidemiology, statistical models, causal inference, cancer treatment and outcomes


Lamar Pritchard
Lamar Pritchard

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


Sujit Sansgiry
Sujit Sansgiry

Professor
Pharmacoeconomic and behavioral interventions to improve pharmaceutical and healthcare outcomes


J. Douglas Thornton
J. Douglas Thornton

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


Tyler J. Varisco
Tyler J. Varisco

Research Assistant Professor
Substance use disorder, healthcare access, health disparities, pharmacy practice


Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (PPS)


Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar

Professor of Pharmacology, Else & Philip Hargrove Endowed Professor of Drug Discovery, and Chair
Skeletal muscle atrophy, growth, and regeneration, satellite stem cells, cancer cachexia, signaling


Pharmacology

Karim Alkadhi
Karim Alkadhi

Professor of Pharmacology
Neuropharmacology, chronic stress in models of brain disorders, benefits of exercise in brain disorders


Anees Banday
Anees Banday

Research Professor of Pharmacology
Mechanisms and role of oxidative stress in renal dopamine receptor dysfunction and hypertension


Krishna Boini
Krishna Boini

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Mechanisms of obesity-induced kidney diseases and hypertension


Richard Bond
Richard Bond

Professor of Pharmacology
Discovering or identifying better drugs for asthma


Jason Eriksen
Jason Eriksen

Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders


Tahir Hussain
Tahir Hussain

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


Brian Knoll
Brian Knoll

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs
β2-adrenoceptor signalling and cytokines in asthma


Xiang Li
Xiang Li

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


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


Aditi Marwaha
Aditi Marwaha

Instructional Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Student learning and retention, active learning, types of assessment and their effect on student learning


Bradley McConnell
Bradley McConnell

Professor of Pharmacology
Biology, physiology and pharmacology of cardiac contractility and function


Sanket Patel
Sanket Patel

Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Elucidation of tissue-protective mechanisms of angiotensin-II type 2 receptor in obesity


Anirban Roy
Anirban Roy

Research Assistant Professor
Skeletal muscle hypertrophy and atrophy, muscular dystrophy, muscle regeneration and muscle metabolism


Samina Salim
Samina Salim

Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Trauma, stress, cognition, learning-memory, refugee health, racism, health disparities


MariVi Tejada-Simon
MariVi Tejada-Simon

Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Hippocampus-dependent learning and memory, Cognitive disabilities and neuronal morphology regulation, Fragile X syndrome


Mingfu Wu
Mingfu Wu

Associate Professor of Pharmacology
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, and Director, UH Drug Discovery Institute
Drug discovery & development, pharmacogenomics, cancer biology & therapy, pharmacology, toxicology


Yang Zhang
Yang Zhang

Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Cardiovascular pharmacology, macro-/micro-vascular diseases, vascular pathology in cardiomyopathy

Pharmaceutics


Diana S-L Chow
Diana S-L Chow

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


Romi Ghose
Romi Ghose

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


Bin Guo
Bin Guo

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics
Cancer biology, cancer pharmacology, drug delivery, drug discovery


Jiukuan Hao
Jiukuan Hao

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics
Mechanism of neural injury, pathophysiology of the blood brain-barrier in neurodegenerative disease


Ming Hu
Ming Hu

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


Xinli Liu
Xinli Liu

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


Rashim Singh
Rashim Singh

Research Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics
Gut Microbiome homeostasis, drug-herb-microbiome interaction, drug delivery systems, natural products


Lei Wu
Lei Wu

Research Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics
Preclinical and clinical studies, PK/PD modeling

Medicinal Chemistry


Gregory Cuny
Gregory Cuny

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


Joydip Das
Joydip Das

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Alcohol addiction, structure/function of C1-domain containing proteins, protein molecular dynamics


Romi Ghose
Ke-He Ruan

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


Alexander Statsyuk
Alexander Statsyuk

Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Drug discovery, bone biology, ubiquitin proteasome system


Gomika Udugamasooriya
Gomika Udugamasooriya

Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
New peptidomimetic and biomarker discovery for cancer diagnosis and therapy applications


Louis Williams
Louis Williams

Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Developing innovative teaching methodology for better integrating basic and clinical sciences


Joint Faculty


Scott Gilbertson
Scott Gilbertson

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry (Joint, Chemistry)


Chandra Mohan
Chandra Mohan

Professor of Pharmacology


Vincent Tam
Vincent Tam

Professor of Pharmaceutics/Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research


Scott Gilbertson
Meghna Trivedi

Associate Professor of Pharmacology/Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research


Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research (PPTR)


Kevin Garey
Kevin Garey

Professor and Chair
Microbiome consequences of antibiotic use with a particular interest in C. difficile infection


Jahangir Alam
Jahangir Alam

Research Assistant Professor
Healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial resistance, applied and environmental microbiology


Bernadette Asias-Dinh
Bernadette Asias-Dinh

Clinical Assistant Professor
Ambulatory care pharmacy, diabetes management, chronic disease state management, preventative care


Nicholas Beyda
Nicholas Beyda

Assistant Professor
Antifungal resistance


Kim Birtcher
Kim K. Birtcher

Adjunct Clinical Professor
Cardiovascular disease prevention and management, medication adherence, guideline implementation


Elizabeth Coyle
Elizabeth Coyle

Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Scholarship of teaching and learning, infectious diseases


Shantera Davis
Shantera Rayford Davis

Clinical Assistant Professor
Scholarship of teaching and learning, skill building


Austin De La Cruz
Austin De La Cruz

Clinical Assistant Professor
Mental health disorders in veterans


Sandy Diec
Sandy Diec

Clinical Assistant Professor
Scholarship of teaching and learning, ambulatory care


Julianna Fernandez
Julianna Fernandez

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


Karina Garza
Karina Garza

Clinical Assistant Professor
Emergency medicine, transitions of care, hospital administration, mentorship/preceptorship


Jodie Gee
Jodie Gee

Clinical Assistant Professor
Ambulatory care pharmacy, diabetes education and management, continuous glucose monitoring in diabetes


Anne Gonzalez-Luna
Anne Gonzales-Luna

Research Assistant Professor
Clostridioides difficile infection, microbiome, clinical pharmacy, multidrug resistant infections


Catherine Hatfield
Catherine Hatfield

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


Briget Martinez
Briget Martinez

Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical pediatric pharmacy


Kimberly Nguyen
Kimberly Nguyen

Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Student and Professional Affairs
Student success, learning strategies, active learning


Onyebuchi Ononogbu
Onyebuchi Ononogbu

Research Assistant Professor
Cancer health disparities, quality improvement, diversity/equity, inclusion


Kimberly Nguyen
Nancy Ordonez

Clinical Professor 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 and Assistant Dean, Rio Grande Valley Pharm.D. Satellite Program
Infectious disease, pharmacy management, student development, clinical and translational research


Paige Pitman
Paige Pitman

Clinical Assistant Professor and Executive Associate Dean
Student affairs and administration in Pharm.D. programs


Natalie Rosario
Natalie Rosario

Clinical Assistant Professor
Health disparities, quality improvement, chronic disease management, self care, residency prep


Jeffrey Sherer
Jeffrey Sherer

Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Primary Care, Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-based Medicine


Amelia Sofjan
Amelia Sofjan

Clinical Associate Professor
Infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, scholarship of teaching and learning


Dhara Surati
Dhara Surati

Clinical Assistant Professor
Skills labs-based teaching, active learning, infectious diseases, scholarship of teaching and learning


Vincent Tam
Vincent Tam

Professor
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials


Shane Tolleson
Shane Tolleson

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


Meghana Trivedi
Meghna Trivedi

Associate Professor
Target & drug discovery in cancer, cellular & circulating biomarkers, individualization of therapy


Mabel Truong
Mabel Truong

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Institutional Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences
Experiential education, preceptor development


Divya Varkey
Divya Varkey

Clinical Associate Professor
Health-system pharmacy administration, professional development


David Wallace
David Wallace

Clinical Associate Professor
Pharmacy education, underserved populations, interdispciplinary patient care


Matthew Wanat
Matthew Wanat

Clinical Associate Professor
Prescription drug misuse prevention, anticoagulation/cardiology, scholarship of teaching and learning


Elisabeth Wang
Elisabeth Wang

Clinical Assistant Professor
Antithrombotic therapy, hypertension, transitions of care


Joshua Wollen
Joshua Wollen

Clinical Assistant Professor
Community pharmacy, skills-based pharmacy education, scholarship of teaching and learning, health disparities


Alexa Zhao
Alexa Zhao

Clinical Assistant Professor
HIV treatment strategies, scholarship of teaching and learning, skills lab-based teaching


Rio Grande Valley Pharm.D. Satellite Program (RGV)


Ronnie Ozuna
Ronnie Ozuna

Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean, Rio Grande Valley Pharm.D. Satellite Program
Infectious disease, pharmacy management, student development, clinical and translational research


Karina Garza
Karina Garza

Clinical Assistant Professor
Emergency medicine, transitions of care, hospital administration, mentorship/preceptorship


Briget Martinez
Briget Martinez

Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical pediatric pharmacy