Faculty Profile for Dr. Paula Stigler Granados

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Dr. Paula Stigler Granados
Program Faculty — School of Health Administration
ENC 250

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Paula Stigler Granados is an Assistant Professor in the School of Health Administration. Her main areas of interest include global health, public health policy, environmental health and neglected tropical diseases. She received her MS degree in Environmental Health Sciences at San Diego State University and her PhD in Global Health in the joint doctoral program with the University of California, San Diego. Some of her interests include Chagas disease, environmental exposure risks for vulnerable populations, socio-economic determinants of health, geo-spatial analysis of environmental hazards, climate change and community based participatory research. She has worked throughout Latin America and the United States with indigenous and rural populations on a multitude of projects addressing public health. Dr. Stigler Granados has several on-going research projects, including a Center for Disease Control and Prevention funded project to raise awareness among healthcare providers in the U.S. about Chagas disease. She is also utilizing the ECHO model of tele-mentoring to provide learning opportunities for physicians regarding Chagas disease. Dr. Stigler Granados is an advocate for community-led projects and has a deep commitment to multi-disciplinary collaborations to solve important public health issues.


Teaching Interests

Global Health, Public Health Policy, Community Based Participatory Research, Environmental Health Sciences, Vulnerable Populations and Health, Neglected tropical Diseases, Environmental Health Literacy

Research Interests

Vulnerable Populations
Chagas Disease
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Tobacco Waste and the Environment
Access to Healthcare
Neglected Tropical Diseases
Infectious Diseases

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Stigler Granados, P. E., & Rohde, R. E. (2021). Chagas Disease in the U.S.: What We Do and Don’t Know. American Society for Microbiology (April 13, 2021). Washington DC, United States. Retrieved from https://asm.org/Articles/2021/April/Chagas-Disease-in-the-U-S-What-We-Know-About-the-K
  • Schneider, J. E., Scheibling, C. M., Peterson, A., Stigler Granados, P. E., Fulton, L. V., & Novotny, T. E. (2020). Online Simulation Model to Estimate the Total Costs of Tobacco Product Waste in Large U.S. Cities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(13). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17134705
  • Betancourt, J. A., Stigler-Granados, P. E., Pacheco, G. J., Shanmugam, R., Kruse, C. S., & Fulton, L. V. (2020). Obesity and Morbidity Risk in the U.S. Veteran. MDPI - Healthcare 2020, 8(3), 191–204. https://doi.org/doi:10.3390/healthcare8030191
  • Fulton, L. V., Dong, Z., Zhan, F. B., Kruse, C. S., & Stigler Granados, P. E. (2019). Geospatial-Temporal and Demand Models for Opioid Admissions, Implications for Policy. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8, 993. https://doi.org/doi:10.3390/jcm8070993
  • Pacheco, G. J., Fulton, L. V., Betancourt, J. A., Shanmugam, R., & Stigler, P. E. (n.d.). Geospatial Analysis as a Tool to Identify Target Areas for Chagas Disease Education for Healthcare Providers. BMC Infectious Diseases.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Award for Excellence, Texas State University. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University - College of Health Professions. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faculty Excellence Award, Outstanding Scholarship Assistant Professor, Texas State University - College of Health Professions. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award, Texas State University - College of Health Professions. September 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: San Diego State University Presidents Award, San Diego State University. 2012

Selected Grants

  • Fulton, Lawrence V (Principal), Biediger-Friedman, Lesli M (Co-Principal), Qasem, Apan Muhammad (Co-Principal), Villagran, Melinda Morris (Co-Principal), Renick, Cecil O (Co-Principal), Mileski, Michael (Supporting), Ramamonjiarivelo, Zo H (Supporting), Sen, Keya (Co-Principal), Mendez, Francis A (Supporting), Charles, Joni S J (Supporting), Perez, Eduardo (Supporting), Shanmugam, Ram (Supporting), Stigler Granados, Paula Elaine (Supporting), Hwang, Sangchul Scott (Supporting). Nutrition for Underserved Elderly via Application (NUEVA), DHHS (Administration for Community Living, acl.gov), Federal, $3000000. (Submitted: March 10, 2022, Funded: August 2022 - August 2027). Grant.
  • Stigler Granados, Paula Elaine (Principal), Ramamonjiarivelo, Zo H (Co-Principal). Raising Awareness of Chagas Disease in the United States, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal, $283332. (Funded: September 30, 2020 - September 29, 2022). Grant.
  • Stigler Granados, Paula Elaine (Principal), Rohde, Rodney E (Other). Building an ECHO model to increase awareness and prevention of Chagas Disease in South Texas, UTHealth San Antonio ReACH and IIMS, Institutional (Higher Ed), $14495. (Submitted: January 14, 2019, Funded: March 15, 2019 - Present). Grant.
  • Stigler Granados, Paula E (Principal). Raising Awareness about Chagas Disease in Texas, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal, $544329. (Funded: August 1, 2015 - July 31, 2020). Grant.
  • Stigler Granados, Paula Elaine (Principal), Betancourt, Jose Alberto (Co-Principal), Rohde, Rodney E (Co-Principal), Pacheco, Gerardo Jesus (Co-Principal), Fulton, Lawrence V (Co-Principal). Effective Surveillance of Chagas Disease for US Military Readiness along South West US Mexico Border Ports of Entry, DoD Global Health Engagement Research Initiative (GHERI) Award, Federal, $705755.76. (Funded: October 2020 - September 2022). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Reviewer / Referee
BMC Infectious Diseases
December 2020-Present
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International Water Centre
May 1, 2020-Present
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Acta Tropica
November 2019-Present
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American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine
May 2019-Present
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Journal of Environmental Management
January 2019-Present