Lorraine Reitzel

Professor
Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences 
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Research Interests
I direct the Social Determinants and Health Disparities Lab at the University of Houston. My research program focuses on better understanding the social determinants of health and health risk behaviors - and the specific biopsychosocial mechanisms that account for disparities in health risk behaviors and health outcomes - with an emphasis on generating highly translational results that can be used to inform policy and intervention. Much of my work is focused on addressing health disparities related to tobacco use, alone or comorbid with other substance dependence and health risk behaviors, among low socioeconomic status (SES) groups. 
Phone
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466D FH & 1095 Health 2

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HRI, Co-Founder & Co-Director, Dr. Lorraine Reitzel was the guest speaker for the Hewlett…
Introducing our New National Research Center, a giant leap forward in Helping Everyone Achieve a…
Project UHAND'S first cohort has graduated from the program! It has successfully increased the…
We are excited to announce that the UHAND project has a second cohort of scholars, which comprises…
Our annual report is ready to view!
Studies have shown that people smoke more following natural disasters. As COVID-19 disrupts daily…
Dr. Lorraine Reitzel, Co-Director of the HEALTH Research Institute, was featured in Inside Research…
Dr. Reitzel, co-director of HRI, was welcomed into the newest class of fellows for the Society of…
HRI awarded 2 pilot project grants to expand the HRI’s membership and work in the area of basic…
The HEALTH Research Institute (HRI) held its inaugural conference, HEALTH: A Call to Action, on…
Taylor and her co-authors found that homeless people who did not get the recommended level of…
All HRI Mentees are welcome to develop their leadership skills in our upcoming workshops.
Attend this panel discussion on cancer and what it will take to achieve a cancer-free future in our…
This quarter HRI submitted grant submissions on a variety of topics such as addiction training,…
This event was created to help economically disadvantaged kids and their families. With…
In support of the HRI’s goal to become a national Center of Excellence, the HRI recently released a…
The HRI team is excited to announce the launch of our new website and YouTube channel! Check out…
2020 is a month away, which means we’re a month closer to the HEALTH Research Institute’s first…
Taking Texas Tobacco Free presented the need for a state-wide tobacco cessation program and the…
The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control released a report of promising policies and…
HRI collaborated with Council Member Karla Cisneros to present the 2019 Health and Resource Fair to…
Members of the TTTF team were invited to present at the 39th annual Conference for Behavioral…
On February 01, 2019, TTTF worked with Santa Maria Hostel at both their Jacquelyn House and Bonita…
TTTF’s program, featuring their impact in training, knowledge gain, and support to centers. They…
TTTF conducted motivational interview trainings at Foundation Communities in Austin and Alpha Home…
Dr. Reitzel (Principal Investigator) spoke at the Texas 21 Statewide Health Disparities Webinar…
The University of Houston releases its official announcement of the HEALTH Research Institute.
TOUCH, TTTF, and UHAND programs come to East End, in collaboration with Councilwoman Karla Cisneros…
The University of Houston Magazine's Fall 2018 edition, titled "The Health Issue,"…
The latest issue of the UH Research & Innovation Magazine focuses on the role urban…
A $2 million grant will help the institute work to prevent and treat obesity and Type 2 diabetes in…