Faculty Profile for Dr. Gerardo Jesus Pacheco

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Dr. Gerardo Jesus Pacheco
Assistant Professor — School of Health Administration
ENC 250
phone: (512) 245-3515

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Jerry Pacheco is an Assistant Professor at Texas State University in the School of Health Administration. He received his DrPH in Community Health Practice and MPH from the UTHealth School of Public Health. He has an MS from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

For nearly a decade, he has engaged with various stakeholders through the Texas Chagas Taskforce to increase education and access to resources regarding Chagas disease throughout the state.

He has consulted on multiple community health interventions throughout Texas and is primarily interested in applying the principles of community based participatory research (CBPR) to prioritize health issue throughout various communities.

Teaching Interests

Public Health; Decision Making and Operations Management; Leadership

Research Interests

Chagas disease; community health practice; qualitative methods; mixed methods

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Shanmugam, R., Fulton, L., Kruse, C. S., Beauvais, B. M., Betancourt, J. A., Pacheco, G. J., … Sharma, A. (2024). The effect of COVID-19 on cancer incidences in the U.S. Https://Doi.Org/10.1016/j.Heliyon.2024.E28804., Shanmugam, R., Fulton, L., Kruse, C. S., Beauvais, B., Betancourt, J., Pacheco, G., ... & Sharma, A. (2024). The effect of COVID-19 on cancer incidences in the US. Heliyon, e28804., 1–41.
  • Betancourt, J. A., Dolezel, D. M., Shanmugam, R., Pacheco, G. J., Stigler Granados, P. E., & Fulton, L. V. (2023). The Health Status of the US Veterans: A Longitudinal Analysis of Surveillance Data Prior to and during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Healthcare 2023, 11(14), 2049. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare11142049
  • Betancourt, J. A., Stigler Granados, P. E., Pacheco, G. J., Reagan, J. K., Shanmugam, R., Topinka, J. B., … Fulton, L. V. (2021). Exploring Health Outcomes for U.S. Veterans Compared to Non-Veterans from 2003 to 2019. Healthcare, 9(604). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9050604
  • 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
  • Lieneck, C. H., Pacheco, G. J., Cole, M., Hipp, L., Leal, G., Matamoros, K., … Torres, C. (2024). Patient Co-Creation Initiatives in the Ambulatory Care Setting during COVID-19:  A Systematic Review. Medicina.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Research Forum Poster, College of Health Professions. April 2024
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Research Forum Poster, College of Health Professions. April 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Guest Volleyball Coach, Texas State University Athletics. October 28, 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Annual Faculty/ Student Research Forum, College of Health Professions. April 23, 2021

Selected Grants

  • 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
November 2023-Present
Hays County Community Health Assessment Steering Committee
February 2023-Present
Graduate Scholarship Committee
August 2022-Present
SOHA Student Resume Book and Annual Review
July 2022-Present
Student Association Faculty Advisor
Healthcare Leadership Coalition
August 1, 2020-Present