Dr. Bijal Balasubramanian, associate professor of epidemiology and dean of the Dallas Campus of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, received the Mid-Career Research Award at the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting on Nov. 18 in Toronto, Canada
The Mid-Career Research Award recognizes outstanding research accomplishments in advancing primary care by an individual at the mid-career stage, according to the NAPCRG’s awards criteria.
“Primary care is the frontline of prevention and if health outcomes are to be improved and disparities reduced in the U.S., it is imperative that we improve our primary care system,” Dr. Balasubramanian says. “This recognition strengthens my resolve to move full steam ahead with my colleagues in improving primary care practice.”
Dr. Balasubramanian’s research uses implementation science methods to design and evaluate large-scale, multi-level health care improvement interventions. Her goal is to enhance care quality and outcomes for patients suffering from common chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, depression and cancer.
Dr. Balasubramanian was appointed regional dean of UTHealth School of Public Health in Dallas in 2017. She has been a faculty member at UTHealth School of Public Health in Dallas since 2010. During this time, she has developed sustained collaborations with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Children’s Health System of Dallas and the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center to advance research and in training the next generation of population and public health researchers.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on January 10