Robert Garcia, PhD, MPH

Robert Garcia, PhD, MPH

Instructional Assistant Professor

Health Promotion & Community Health Sciences
212 Adriance Lab Rd
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX   77843

Phone: 979-436-9377

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Education and Training

  • University of Southern California
    PhD, Preventive Medicine (Health Behavior Research), 2017
  • Claremont Graduate University
    MPH, Health Promotion, Education, & Evaluation, 2012
  • University of the Incarnate Word
    BS, Athletic Training, 2005 

Research Interests

  • Community based approaches to cancer prevention in Latino populations (US and abroad)
  • Development of culturally appropriate and relevant interventions for diverse populations
  • Creation of community, academic, and government collaborations to improve health outcomes
  • Tobacco regulatory science
  • Tobacco use disparities
  • Cancer disparities

Brief Bio

Dr. García currently serves as an Instructional Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences. Dr. Garcia has worked on community-based and participatory research projects and is actively involved in several efforts with promotores de salud in the Latino community. Dr. García’s research focuses on preventing cancer among culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the US and abroad. He has extensive experience in tobacco regulatory science and addressing tobacco use disparities among different racial/ethnic populations. Dr. García is particularly passionate about serving the Latino community and identifying culturally responsive practices to promote health behaviors.