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Faculty Research Mentors

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HOUSTON Academy 2.0 trainees will learn from faculty from across the six school that make up UTHealth Houston while assisting with impactful research. Applicants will indicate their top three choices for a mentor from among this list: 

  • Assistant Professor Deniz Dishman, PhD, DNAP, CRNA, Cizik School of Nursing
  • Assistant Professor, Natalia Heredia, PhD, MPH, School of Public Health
  • Associate Professor Daphne C. Hernandez, PhD, MSEd, FAAHB, Cizik School of Nursing
  • Associate Professor Carina Katigbak, PhD, ANP-BC, FAHA, Cizik School of Nursing
  • Post-doctoral Scholar Allison Marshall, PhD, MPH, MSSW, Cizik School of Nursing
  • Assistant Professor John Wesley McWhorter, DrPH, MS, RDN, LD, CSCS, School of Public Health
  • Assistant Professor William Brett Perkison, MD, MPH, FACOEM, School of Public Health
  • Associate Professor and Dean Diane Santa Maria, DrPH, RN, PHNA-BC, FSAHM, FAAN, Cizik School of Nursing
  • Professor Shreela Sharma, PhD, RDN, LD, School of Public Health
  • Associate Professor Luba Yammine, PhD, APRN, FNP-C, McGovern Medical School