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About Us

Latinos Contra el Cancer is a joint project of The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. We have a long history of working together and  building on the strengths of both institutions.

The School of Public Health brings expertise in health promotion, intervention development and community-based participatory research. The established UT School of Public Health regional campuses in El Paso and Brownsville serve as regional sites of the project.

MD Anderson brings Mano a Mano, a Mexican-American cohort study, and expertise in addressing cancer-related risk behaviors such as tobacco cessation.


Principal Investigators
Melissa Bondy, Ph.D.
Maria Fernandez, Ph.D. 
• Lovell Jones, Ph.D.
David Wetter, Ph.D. (Contact PI)

Co-Investigators
Hector Balcazar, Ph.D. – El Paso 
Louis Brown, Ph.D. – El Paso 
Shine Chang, Ph.D.
Patricia Dolan Mullen, Dr.P.H.
David Lopez, Dr.P.H.
Joseph McCormick, M.D. 
Belinda Reininger, Dr.P.H. 


© 2014 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center