Theresa Byrd, RN, Dr. P.H. is Associate Dean and Chair of the Department of Public Health at TTUHSC Lubbock, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at TTUHSC-PLFSOM. Dr. Byrd's career has largely been devoted to community-based research with US-Mexico border and migrant populations. She has been involved in projects aimed at understanding the health-related attitudes and beliefs of Hispanics, and in the development of interventions to change health behaviors (e.g., initiation of prenatal care, breast-feeding, environmental risk, and car safety for children.) Currently she is co-PD on three CPRIT projects (Shokar PD) in El Paso. Dr. Byrd was PI of a CDC-funded project to develop a theory-based intervention aimed at increasing cervical cancer screening adherence in Hispanic women (AMIGAS) which has recently been tested for efficacy in three cities (Byrd, PI). She is currently co-investigator on a CDC funded project to understand men's decision-making in prostate cancer treatment and to develop a decision-aid for prostate cancer treatment decisions. In the past she been Co-Investigator on two other CDC-funded projects: one project developed and evaluated prostate cancer screening decision aids for Hispanic men in El Paso, Texas, and African-American men in South Carolina; and, the second developed and evaluated a behavioral intervention for blood pressure control for Hispanics, employing promotoras to deliver the educational messages. As Co-Investigator on Ethnic Variations in Attitudes toward Hysterectomy, funded by the Women's Health initiative and CDC, Dr. Byrd was actively involved in developing culturally relevant vides for English- and Spanish- speaking women on shared decision-making for surgery that were tested in community clinic-based groups led by community health workers.