Dr. Sharon Brown's research on type 2 diabetes in Starr County Texas is featured this week on The University of Texas at Austin's website. Be sure to read about the program's success.
Excerpt: Brown has received more than $7 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the State of Texas and other sources. She and colleagues published more than 60 papers on diabetes interventions.
“The result has been a growing body of evidence about effective strategies to promote health and prevent worsening illness and diabetes complications for Mexican-American and other underserved groups,” said Alexandra Garcia, an associate professor in the School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin. As a graduate student, Garcia worked with Brown in Starr County.