Director, Center for Research to Advance Community Health at UT Health San Antonio
Barbara J. Turner MD, MSED, MA, MACP is the James D. and Ona I. Dye Professor of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and founding Director of the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH), a joint initiative with UT School of Public Health to advance health in South Texas in partnership with the community. She is a practicing general internist and author of over 175 peer reviewed publications on diverse research topics addressing opportunities to improve prevention and outcomes of chronic diseases as well as reduce health disparities. She is currently leading several research projects to implement new national guidelines for hepatitis C virus screening of all baby boomers and treat chronically infected patients. In May of 2016, Dr. Turner was honored with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Viral Hepatitis Testing Recognition Award for her efforts in implementing viral hepatitis testing in alignment with the goals of the Action Plan for the Prevention, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis.