View our full list of researchers, participants, community advisors, and staff below, or explore our interactive network map to see how different teams are connected across campus. 

To use our network map:
You can browse this page or go directly to our online map to see how different researchers, schools, and organizations are connected to Whole Communities–Whole Health. Search by name, CSU, or project or click any node on the map and pause to see its connections appear. You can magnify or expand the view, and you can click on any individual to see which projects they’ve been affiliated with.

Theme Organizing Committee


Whole Communities–Whole Health brings researchers and advisors together from wide-ranging backgrounds across UT and Central Texas in partnership with community advocates and experts. The theme organizing committee below represents the Moody College of Communication, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, School of Nursing, the Cockrell School of Engineering, and Dell Medical School. 

  • awad

    Gigi Awad

    Associate Professor
    Educational Psychology
  • Bearman

    Sarah Kate Bearman

    Assistant Professor
    Educational Psychology / Psychiatry
  • Laura Quiñones Camacho

    Laura Quiñones Camacho

    Associate Professor
    Department of Educational Psychology
  • Castelli

    Darla Castelli

    Kinesiology and Health Education
  • champagne

    Frances Champagne

  • Kaya de Barbaro

    Kaya de Barbaro

    Assistant Professor
  • Johnson

    Karen Johnson

    Associate Professor
  • Kerry Kinney

    Kerry Kinney

    Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
  • Lawson

    Karla Lawson

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Surgery and Perioperative Care / Population Health
  • mackert

    Michael Mackert

    Advertising & Public Relations / Population Health
  • schnyer

    David Schnyer

    Psychology / Psychiatry
  • Edison Thomaz

    Edison Thomaz

    Assistant Professor
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • upshaw

    Sean Upshaw

    Assistant Professor
    Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations

Community Strategy Team

  • Aidé Sustaita
    Parent Liaison
  • Diana Flores
    Austin Public Health
  • Ashley Trimpey
    Del Valle Independent School District
  • Maggie Aguas
    Home Educator Lead
  • Mia Greer
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Ellen Gonzalez
    Reproductive Justice Birth Worker
  • Rebecca Gomez
    Parent Liaison
  • Barbara Soriano
    Parent Volunteer

Support Team

  • Shirene Garcia
    Senior Outreach Program Coordinator
    School of Social Work
  • Sarah Smith
    Research Study Coordinator
    Office of the Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors
  • Paloma Gray
    Senior Program Coordinator and Communication, Writing & Marketing Specialist
    Moody College of Communication
  • Clinton Leysath
    Program Director
    Office of the Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors
  • Daniel Perez
    Research Associate for Community Engagement
    School of Nursing