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Affiliated Researchers

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Tammy Leonard, PhD
CARE Co-Director

Associate Professor & Chair, Economics Department

University of Dallas

Behavioral, Urban and Health Economics

Program Evaluation


Sandi Pruitt, PhD
CARE Co-Director

Associate Professor, Department of Populaiton and Data Sciences

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Harold C. Simons Cancer Center


David Andrews, PhD

Associate Professor, Math Department & Associate Dean of Students, Constantine College of Liberal Arts

University of Dallas

Rudy Bush

Rudy Bush

Director of Journalism

University of Dallas

Poverty and hunger in Urban America

Erline E. Martinez-Miller, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Population and Data Sciences

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Social epidemiology, social determinants of health, aging, disparities in cancer and chronic disease outcomes


Carla Pezzia, PhD

Assistant Professor, Human and Social Sciences

University of Dallas

Mental health and well-being, health disparities, and Latino behavioral health


Xia Si, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Business

Shanghai University of International Business & Economics



Stephanie Swales, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychology

University of Dallas

Inimary Toby

Inimary Toby, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biology

Pre-Allied Health Advisor

University of Dallas

Population health, data science, electronic medical records (EMR) and Maternal/child health
Lei Zhang

Lei Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor / Agribusiness and Applied Economics
Faculty Fellow, Challey Institute for Global Innovation & Growth

North Dakota State University

Real Estate, Urban and Housing Economics, Applied Econometrics