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. 

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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,"…
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A $2 million grant will help the institute work to prevent and treat obesity and Type 2 diabetes in…