Collaborating Researchers

CARE Co-directors

Tammy Leonard, PhD

Associate Professor of Economics

University of Dallas

Sandi Pruitt, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center


Contributing Faculty

David Andrews, University of Dallas

Amy Hughes, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Simon J. Craddock Lee, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Oanh Nguyen, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Carla Pezzia, University of Dallas

Stephanie Swales, University of Dallas

Lei Zhang. North Dakota Sate University


Contributing Senior Researcher Staff

Robin Higashi, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Lisa Quirk, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Juan Mijares, UT Southwestern Medical Center


Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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Transfer Students (Re)discover Home at UD

Once friends at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, Stephanie Lobo, BA ’18, and Rebecca Luna, BA ’19, can both remember the moments they set their horizons on transferring to the University of Dallas. Though their paths diverged briefly following high school, their friendship is now reunited on our university’s Irving campus.

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