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Martina R Gallagher

Martina R Gallagher, PhD, RN

Director, Global Health Program
Associate Professor, Clinical
Nursing Systems
713-500-2115
SON 740
Martina.R.Gallagher@uth.tmc.edu
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Dr. Gallagher's research is on the prevention and treatment of obesity in Latino families, with current research focusing on the incorporation of sleep hygiene into weight loss/management interventions in community settings. Her work blends biobehavioral factors and cultural perspectives with the goal of understanding how these factors and perspectives influence the long-term adherence to healthy lifestyle behaviors in Latinos. Her funded studies have focused on the maternal influence on lifestyle factors that place preschool children at risk for obesity.

From The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Gallagher received a BSN, an MSN in Administration of Community and Healthcare Systems (with minors in Teaching and Informatics), and her PhD degree, with an emphasis on health promotion of Hispanic families. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington School of Nursing in Seattle, WA, where she learned basic sleep concepts, and data collection, analysis and interpretation of objective and subjective sleep measures in community settings.


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Gallagher selected for mentorship training at PRIDE summer institute (May 2016)

Houston Chronicle’s “Salute to Nurses” recognizes UTHealth's Gallagher and Parker (May 2015)

Gallagher Publishes on Sleep Patterns and on Obesity (May 2013)

Gallagher Picked to Serve on PICORI Advisory Panel (Apr 2013)

Gallagher Published in Global Nursing Journal (Jul 2012)

Gallagher Selected for PRIDE Summer Institute (Jun 2012)

Nursing Excellence Award Honors Martina Gallagher for Teaching (Aug 2011)