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STARNet - Meet Our Team

Board of Directors

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Carlos Campos, MD, MPH
New Braunfels, TX

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Mitch Finnie, MD
San Antonio, TX

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Abilio Muñoz, MD
Austin, TX

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Soloman Paley, MD
San Antonio, TX

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Ramon Reyes, MD
San Antonio, TX

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Lloyd Van Winkle, MD
Castroville, TX

STARNet Leadership & Staff

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Michael L. Parchman, MD is the Co-director of the South Texas Ambulatory Research Network known as STARNet. He is also an Investigator with the VERDICT health services research program in the South Texas Veterans Health Care System as well as the Mario E. Ramirez Endowed Distinguished Professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in the Department of Family & Community Medicine. A graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Parchman is a family physician whose areas of interest include health services research with a focus on primary care processes and outcomes, understanding primary care settings as a type of complex adaptive systems, practice-based research network (PBRN) development and methodologies, and improving outcomes for patients with type 2 diabetes in the primary care clinic setting.

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Walter L. Calmbach, MD, MPH is a professor in the Dept. of Family & Community Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is the founder and director of the South Texas Ambulatory Research Network (STARNet), and is actively involved in local and national research projects with this research network. He currently serves as chair of the steering cmte of the Federation of South Texas Ambulatory Research Networks, a national organization representing PBRN's around the country. Dr. Calmbach also directs the Primary Care Research Methods & Statistics Conference, a meeting funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) aimed at presenting new and emerging methods of primary care research. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, and his primary clinical interest is in primary care sports medicine. His primary research interests include physical activity promotion and methods related to practice-based research networks.

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Raquel Lozano-Romero MD, MPH is currently Associate Director of STARNet. She attended the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey Mexico where she received her MD. She then attended the University of Houston where she earned her MPH. For the past 8 years Dr. Romero has been working with primary care patients and practices in the management of diabetes type 2 within STARNet, the primary care PBRN. She has also been helping recruit STARNet sites for research projects and providing input to the leadership team on the progress of each clinic on specific projects. Photography is one of her favorite hobbies.

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Marisa Fernandez Rodriguez BS is the Coordinator of the South Texas Ambulatory Network (STARNet). She attended Sul Ross State University where she earned a Bachelor in Science Degree. Marisa is responsible for facilitating the practice-based research efforts for the primary care Practice-based Research Network STARNet. As a coordinator Marisa facilitates recruitment, marketing and communication across the primary care practices in support of practice-based research projects. Marisa previously worked with the Veterans Evidence-based Research Dissemination and Implementation Center (VERDICT), a Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP), funded by the Veterans Health Administration's Health Services Research & Development Service (HSR&D) and is approaching 2 years of research related work. Originally from San Jose, CA, Marisa mainly grew up in the small town community of Eagle Pass, TX. She enjoys spending time outdoors and with family. Hobbies include reading, movies, swimming, cycling.

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Holly Hayes MSPH serves as the Associate Director of the PBRN Resource Center. Holly graduated from Converse College where she earned a BS in Biology. She then attended the University of South Carolina where she earned her Master's in Public Health. Her major job duties include being responsible for leading all PBRN Resource Center activities and processing that support through practice-based research as well as developing strategic plans and business models for the individual networks and the Resource Center as a whole. Holly was previously the Director of Program Development for the South Carolina Office of Rural Health and served as the Program Services Director for the March of Dimes, South Carolina Chapter. Holly is married, has two dogs and enjoys running and swimming.