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Department of Family and Community Medicine

Faculty

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Lorenzo Aragon, MD, FAAFP

Associate Professor, Medical Director of Texas State Veterans Home and Director of Inpatient Services

Medical School: National Autonomous University of Nicaragua - 1981
Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso Family Medicine Residency Program - 1996
Fellowship: Academic Family Medicine Fellowship at McClennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation, Waco, Texas
American Board of Medical Specialties: Certified American Board of Family Medicine
Research Interests: Geriatrics

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Theresa Byrd, RN, MPH, DrPH

Professor and SCI Course Director, MD/MPH Director

Educaiton: DrPH, University of Texas Health Sciences Center Houston School of Public Health - 1994; MPH, UCLA -1986; BSN, University of Arizona - 1978
Research Interests: Cancer prevention and screening; Community based participatory research; Health promotion and behavior change; Border health

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Rebecca Campos, MD

Assistant Professor

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston,TX
Residency: CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program in San Antonio

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Kathryn Horn, MD

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Student Affairsem>

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine - 1984
Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso Family Medicine Residency Program - 1987
Fellowship: Academic Family Medicine Fellowship at McClennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation, Waco, Texas - 1989-1990
American Board of Medical Specialties: Certified American Board of Family Medicine
Research Interests: Educational issues; End of life care

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Arthur Islas, MD, MPH

Associate Professor and Director of Sports Medicine

Medical School: TTUHSC School of Medicine - 1998
Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso Family Medicine Residency Program - 2001
Advanced Degree: MPH, University of Texas at Houston School of Public Health - 2007
Fellowship: TTUHSC-Lubbock Family and Community Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship - 2008
American Board of Medical Specialties: Certified American Board of Family Medicine, Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) - Sports Medicine, Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine
Research Interests: Sports and Wilderness medicine

Jaime Jaraba, MD

Faculty Physician

Medical School: University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio - 2001
Residency: Corpus Christi Family Practice Residency Program, Christus Spohn Hospital Memorial, Corpus Christi, TX - 2004
Research Interests: Infectious diseases, community health/border health, epidemiology

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Naomi Lacy, PhD

Associate Professor and Director of Assessment and Evaluation

Education: PhD, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; MA, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; BS, Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University
Research Interests: Evaluation in medical education

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Charmaine A. Martin, MD

Assistant Professor, Director of Medical Student Education, Family Medicine Clerkship Director and Director of OB services

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - 1996
Residency: St. Claire's Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program - 2000
Fellowship: Teaching and Learning Fellowship, USC Keck School of Medicine - 2005; Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Pre-Doctoral Fellowship - 2008
American Board of Medical Specialties: Certified American Board of Family Medicine
Research Interests: Medical education
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Jennifer Molokwu, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Medical Student Education

Medical School: University of Benin Medical School, Nigeria;
Advanced Degree: MPH, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
Fellowship: Fellow, Medical Students Educators Institute Society of Teachers in Family Medicine
American Board of Medical Specialties: Certified American Board of Family Medicine
Research Interests: Women’s health

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Oscar Noriega, MD

Associate Professor, Family Medicine, Residency Program Director and Telemedicine Director

Medical School: University of California at San Francisco College of Medicine - 1977
Residency: University of California at Irvine Family Medicine Residency Program -1980
Fellowship: Academic Family Medicine Fellowship at McClennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation, Waco, Texas; STFM Emerging Leaders Fellowship 2011-2012
American Board of Medical Specialties: Certified American Board of Family Medicine
Research Interests: Telemedicine, Diabetes, Dermatology

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Eribeth K. Peñaranda, MD

Assistant Professor

Medical School: National University of Colombia - 2000
Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso Family Medicine Residency Program - 2007
Advanced Training: Public Health Certificate, University of Texas, Health Sciences Center at Houston - 2012
American Board of Medical Specialties: Certified American Board of Family Medicine
Research Interests: Cervical cancer screening, Obesity, Metabolic syndrome

Hector L. Rodriguez, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Faculty Associate

Education: DNP, University of Texas at El Paso; MSN, University of Texas at El Paso; BSN, New Mexico State University
Board Certifications: American Nurses Credentialing Center Board Certified
Research Interests: Men’s health and wellness focused on erectile dysfunction and depression precursor to cardiovascular disease; Metabolic syndrome, Issues affecting underserved and indigent populations

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Mara Rubio, LCSW, LMFT, BCD

Faculty Associate and Instructor

Education: MSW, Tulane University - 1969
Advanced Training: Family Therapy, Child Abuse, ABS-certified Balint Group Leader
Research Interests: Depression, Balint groups

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Tammy T. Salazar, PhD

Assistant Professor and Director of Academic Support

Education: PhD, Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin; MA, Academic Educational Psychology; MA, Program Evaluation, University of Texas at Austin; BA, Psychology, Texas Tech University
Research Interests: Factors in assessing and predicting student success in medical school; Program evaluation in medical education

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Gurjeet S. Shokar, MD

Professor and Chairman, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX

Medical School: Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, India
Residency: Family (General) Practice Residency Training, UK; St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX
Fellowship: Academic Faculty Development Fellowship, Waco TX - 2002
American Board of Medical Specialties: Certified American Board of Family Medicine
Research Interests: Innovation in medical education; Faculty development

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Navkiran Shokar, MA, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Research, Director for Cancer Prevention and Control, the Cancer Center of Excellence, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Medical School: Oxford University Medical School, England
Residency: Oxford University and Region Family Practice Residency Training, Horton Hospital, Banbury, England; St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX
Advanced Degree: MPH, University of Texas Houston School of Public Health - 2003
American Board of Medical Specialties: Certified American Board of Family Medicine
Research Interests: Cancer prevention and early detection; Health disparities>

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Mary C. Spalding, MD

Associate Professor and Medical Director-Family Medicine Center

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - 1977
Residency: Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Joseph's Hospital/Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ - 1980
Fellowship: Academic Family Medicine Fellowship at McClennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation, Waco, Texas - 1995-1996
American Board of Medical Specialties: Certified American Board of Family Medicine
Research Interests: Diabetes; Geriatrics; Chronic disease management; PCMH

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David J. Steele, PhD

Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education

Education: PhD and MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison - 1982; Honors BA, University of Utah
Fellowship: NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow, Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1982-1984
Research Interests: Innovation and change in medical education; Physician-patient communication, Medical humanities

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Michael J. Watson, MD

Assistant Professor and Family Medicine Residency Associate Program Director

Medical School: Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine - 2001
Residency: United States Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida, Family Medicine Residency - 2004
Fellowship: WWAMI Network Faculty Development Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington - 2010
American Board of Medical Specialties: Certified American Board of Family Medicine
Research Interests: Adolescent medicine, Competency-based residency education, Faculty development

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Justin Wright, MD

Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Sports Medicine

Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX
Residency: Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program, Springfield, PA
Fellowship: Crozer-Keystone Sports Medicine Fellowship, Springfield, PA
American Board of Medical Specialties: Certified American Board of Family Medicine, Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) - Sports Medicine
Research Interests: Sports medicine; Ultrasound in medical education

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