Richard JimenezEducation

DrPH, University of Texas; MEd, Antioch University

Research Interests

HIV STI/STD prevention; medical errors; patient safety; health disparities; program evaluation


Dr. Jimenez has worked in the field of public health for almost 30 years. Former positions include public health advisor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, coordinator of minority HIV prevention at the Texas Department of Health in Austin, and director at the Patient Safety Research Center at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Dr. Jimenez has worked as a consultant providing technical assistance to a variety of public health and nongovernmental agencies in the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has served on the board of governors of the Texas Public Health Association since 2008. Several community-based and national health and human services agencies have recognized Dr. Jimenez for excellence in public health practice and for his work in HIV prevention. Dr. Jimenez is a full-time core faculty member in the College of Health Sciences where he teaches courses in the master’s and doctoral programs in Public Health and supervises doctoral research.