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2020 has been a year like no other bringing with it trauma and mental health challenges. We did a Q…
Dr. Ezemenari Obasi, Director of HRI, was a panelist in a virtual panel discussion on Black health.
Our annual report is ready to view!
Dr. Obasi was a featured expert on Houston's ABC13 News Today. He discussed the traumatic effec…
We are excited to announce that the UHAND project has a second cohort of scholars, which comprises o…
Project UHAND'S first cohort has graduated from the program! It has successfully increased the…
Studies have shown that people smoke more following natural disasters. As COVID-19 disrupts daily li…
In this powerful piece, Dr. Ezemenari Obasi, Director of HRI, discusses how the coronavirus pandemic…
The HEALTH Research Institute designed the TOUCH program, funded by the United Health Foundation and…
Dr. Ezemenari Obasi, Director of HRI, speaks to Fox News regarding the importance of COVID-19 mobile…
Dr. Fatima Merchant, Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology.
Dr. Ezemenari Obasi, Director of HRI, speaks about ways to manage stress during COVID-19 social dist…
Dr. Michihisa Umetani, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry and Center…
HRI, affiliate Dr. Liaw discusses the basics, benefits, and challenges of virtual doctor visits duri…
Former HRI mentee, Daphne Hernandez speaks about what happens when schools close for an extended per…
HRI affiliate, Kamran Alba and Fatima A. Merchant were among the 9 selected from a very large and co…
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 Re…
HRI awarded 2 pilot project grants to expand the HRI’s membership and work in the area of basic biom…
The HEALTH Research Institute (HRI) held its inaugural conference, HEALTH: A Call to Action, on Frid…
HRI affiliate, Dr. Virmarie Correa-Fernández is featured in the UH Power Up Newsletter. She is direc…
With the support of the Division of Research, the HEALTH Research Institute (HRI) awarded 2 pilot pr…
Get to know our new affiliate and read about her research.
Shreya Desai (UHAND undergraduate Scholar) and Dr. Rosenda Murillo (UHAND Early Stage Investigator)…
Acres Homes, with its rich and diverse history, has activated the community to bring healthy food ho…
Dr. Virmarie Correa-Fernandez, Taking Texas Tobacco Free co-investigator, speaks to the University o…
Executive Board Member Daphne Hernandez received a unanimous endorsement on the strength of her sust…
One year after launching in Houston’s East End, the University of Houston’s Project TOUCH (Treating…
HRI affiliate, Dr. Buck and his research team report a novel intervention to treating high-need, hig…
Attend this panel discussion on cancer and what it will take to achieve a cancer-free future in our…
Taylor and her co-authors found that homeless people who did not get the recommended level of physic…
Dr. Brian Reed has a passion for helping patients live healthy lives, and now his primary care colle…
All HRI Mentees are welcome to develop their leadership skills in our upcoming workshops.
2020 is a month away, which means we’re a month closer to the HEALTH Research Institute’s first conf…
Dr. Daphne C. Hernandez recently received funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute…
Dr. Rosenda Murillo, is examining perceptions and barriers to physical activity among Latinx adults…
In support of the HRI’s goal to become a national Center of Excellence, the HRI recently released a…
Dr. Michael Zvolensky received UH’s Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activ…
Dr. Berger Cardoso, explores the influence of immigration enforcement on mental health and school en…
Dr. Virmarie Correa-Fernández, aims to improve evidence-based practices to reduce behavioral health…
Ms. Melissa Edwards, is excited to announce the ADA's 10th Anniversary Houston Tour de Cure (cy…
This quarter HRI submitted grant submissions on a variety of topics such as addiction training, smok…
This event was created to help economically disadvantaged kids and their families. With partnerships…
The HRI team is excited to announce the launch of our new website and YouTube channel! Check out our…
Applications for feasibility and proof of concept studies are due July 1, 2019.  
TTTF conducted motivational interview trainings at Foundation Communities in Austin and Alpha Home i…
On April 27th, Project TOUCH administered free health screenings at Mason Park. Based on their resul…
Dr. Obasi and affiliates, Dr. Liaw and Dr. Reed, spoke on the Community Dialog on Diabetes panel tha…
Research Debriefed, a series highlighting articles published by UH College of Education faculty, dis…
TTTF’s program, featuring their impact in training, knowledge gain, and support to centers. They als…
On February 01, 2019, TTTF worked with Santa Maria Hostel at both their Jacquelyn House and Bonita H…
TOUCH, TTTF, and UHAND programs come to East End, in collaboration with Councilwoman Karla Cisneros…
HRI collaborated with Council Member Karla Cisneros to present the 2019 Health and Resource Fair to…
The University of Houston Magazine's Fall 2018 edition, titled "The Health Issue," sp…
Dr. Reitzel (Principal Investigator) spoke at the Texas 21 Statewide Health Disparities Webinar wher…
Dr. Obasi discusses treatment options for alcohol abuse that include behavioral therapy, medication,…
Members of the TTTF team were invited to present at the 39th annual Conference for Behavioral Health…
TOUCH's very own, Victoria Lara speaks about the importance of early prevention through changin…
Read about our new affiliates and their innovative research.
Midway through a three-year, $2 million grant from the United Health Foundation, University of Houst…
The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control released a report of promising policies and practices…
According to the American Diabetes Association, between 2002 and 2013 the average price of insulin h…
HRI Executive Board member Elebeoba E. May will serve in a year-long appointment at the NSF as a pro…
The latest issue of the UH Research & Innovation Magazine focuses on the role urban universities…
A $2 million grant will help the institute work to prevent and treat obesity and Type 2 diabetes in…
Taking Texas Tobacco Free presented the need for a state-wide tobacco cessation program and the impa…
The University of Houston releases its official announcement of the HEALTH Research Institute.
The five-year grant will support research from the UH College of Education to investigate mechanisms…