Who we are

If your address was one of the randomly selected households to receive our letter in the mail, one of our friendly field interviewers below may be by to answer any questions you or your study partner may have about participating.

Local staff

Deidre Acosta
Deidre Acosta
Field Interviewer
Lucia Garcia-Lopez
Lucia Garcia-Lopez
Field Interviewer
Denisse Martinez
Denisse Martinez
Field Interviewer
Ruby Mendoza
Ruby Mendoza
Field Interviewer
Irma Mireles
Irma Mireles
Field Interviewer
Leslie Ramirez
Leslie Ramirez
Field Interviewer
Elisa Silva
Elisa Silva
Field Interviewer
Selina Velasquez
Selina Velasquez
Field Interviewer
Noemi Ybarra
Noemi Ybarra
Field Interviewer
Nelda Garcia
Nelda Garcia
Project Manager
Ruth Longoria
Ruth Longoria
Field Office Director
Timothy Ihongbe, PhD
Timothy Ihongbe, PhD
Data Analyst
Natalie Casey
Natalie Casey
Administrative Assistant

Study leadership

Lewis Morgenstern, MD
Lewis Morgenstern, MD
Principal Investigator
Annette Rodriguez, MPH
Annette Rodriguez, MPH
Director of Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District
Xavier Gonzales, PhD MSPH
Xavier Gonzales, PhD MSPH
Co-Investigator and Faculty at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Kristina Slusser
Kristina Slusser
Database Manager