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community partners

BakerRipley, Formally Neighborhood Centers

Central Care Integrated Health Services

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Diabetes Awareness & Wellness Network

Houston Independent School District

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

university of houston partners

Health & Human Performance

Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences

Texas Obesity Research Center

Division of Research

Behavior Opportunities Uniting Nutrition Counseling and Exercise

TOUCH investigators

Dr. Ezemenari M. Obasi

Primary Investigator

Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences

HEALTH Research Institute (Director)

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Dr. Dan O'Connor

Primary Investigator

Health & Human Performance

HEALTH Research Institute (Fellow)

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Dr. Virmarie Correa-Fernandez

Co-Investigator

Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences

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Dr. Marc Hamilton

Co-Investigator

Health & Human Performance

Texas Obesity Research Center (Director)

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Dr. Daphne Hernandez

Co-Investigator

Health & Human Performance

HEALTH Research Institute (Mentee)

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Dr. Craig Johnston

Co-Investigator

Health & Human Performance 

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Dr. Tracy Ledoux

Co-Investigator

Health & Human Performance 

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Dr. Rosenda Murillo

Co-Investigator

Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences

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Dr. Norma Olvera

Co-Investigator

Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences

BOUNCE (Founder)

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Dr. Lorraine R. Reitzel

Co-Investigator

Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences

HEALTH Research Institute (Co-Founder)

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Community Advisory Board

Rev. Preston Allen

Director, NonProfits & Community Development

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church  

LaToya Darden

President & CEO

Central Care Integrated Health Services

Dr. Donnie Evans

Team Lead, Medical Support

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

LaQuisha Umemba

Chief Nurse

Diabetes Awareness & Wellness Network

Jennifer James

Community Executive Director

Houston Texans Family YMCA

Shelley Kennedy

Director, Account Management

UnitedHealthcare

Dr. Elwyn Lee

VP, for Neighborhood and Strategic Initiatives

University of Houston

Dave Milich

CEO

UnitedHealthcare South Texas

Melissa Noriega

VP, for Policy & Partnerships

BakerRipley 

Helen Stagg

Senior Director

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Community Affiliates

El Centro de Corazon

Gteway to Care

Legacy Community Health

Project Row Houses

United Memorial Medical Center

William A. Lawson Institute for Peace and Prosperity