Title:  Associate Professor

Division:  Family and Community Medicine
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  2810
Baylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:

Baylor (www.bcm.edu) is recognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health science centers and is known for excellence in education, research, and healthcare and community service. Located in the heart of the world's largest medical center (Texas Medical Center), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational, healthcare and research affiliates (Baylor Affiliates).

Job Duties

•    Develop, expand and oversee environmental health clinical service. This may include:
o    Identify partners (e.g., UnitedHealthcare and/or other payers) for collaboration.
o    Develop funding sources and/or reimbursement models to sustain the clinical effort.
o    Expand fee-for-service offering clinically-driven environmental exposure assessment and/or exposure reduction recommendations.
o    Oversee and/or delegate oversight of clinical service, assuring that providers and clinical staff are fully credentialed as appropriate and knowledgeable in environmental health.
•    Serve as PI, Co-I or consultant on research efforts.
•    Write research applications to NIH, CDC, EPA, foundations and other funding sources as appropriate to support environmental health's research activities.
•    Oversee environmental health research studies and/or portions of other research studies on which we are contributors, working with the associate director, administrator and others as appropriate. In particular, responsibilities include to monitor study progress, facilitate community input, address issues that may arise, maintain compliance with all BCM, federal and other regulations, write progress reports, and generally encourage the highest quality research.
•    Write publications for peer-reviewed journals.
•    Disseminate research findings via BCM, media, community presentations, professional meetings, grand rounds and other venues.
•    Participate in local, regional, or national organizations (e.g., the Gulf Coast Asthma Coalition, Lead & Healthy Homes Strategic Planning Committee, and Houston Advanced Research Council).
•    Give presentations (generally upon invitation) on environmental health in general or on aspects of environmental health (e.g., PM pollution and cardiac disease, ozone and asthma, reducing exposures during flooding events, etc.) to the general and targeted communities (e.g., Sierra Club, Sarcoidosis Area Group, churches, Houston-Galveston Area Council, neighborhood meetings, etc.)
•    Mentor students and junior faculty.
•    Teach environmental health for DDASH and other programs for the BCM medical students and residents, and to other students as appropriate (e.g., Rice University pre-medical students).
•    Provide environmental health education to professional groups, such as the Texas Pediatric Association and the American Thoracic Association.
•    Review grant applications for NIH and others, as appropriate.
•    Provide leadership for the FCM environmental health unit.
•    Provide evidence-based environmental health background for regulatory and/or advocacy efforts, such as Houston-area smoking regulations or green building codes.
•    Participate in leadership, educational and other activities of Family and Community Medicine and of BCM more broadly.





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