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 the past seven years 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; Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research

Research Interests

Chagas disease; community health practice

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Stigler Granados, P. E., Pacheco, G. J., Nunez Patlan, E., Betancourt, J. A., & Fulton, L. V. (2020). Assessing the Effectiveness of  Chagas Disease Education for Healthcare Providers in the United States. BMC Infectious Diseases, 20(743). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-020-05474-w
  • Forsyth, C. J., Stigler Granados, P. E., Pacheco, G. J., Betancourt, J. A., & Meymandi, S. K. (2019). Current Gaps and Needs for Increasing Access to Healthcare for People with Chagas Disease in the United States. Current Tropical Medicine Reports. https://doi.org/DOI: 10:1007/s40475-019-0170-1

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Research Forum Poster, College of Health Professions. April 2022 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Annual Faculty/ Student Research Forum, College of Health Professions. April 23, 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction, College of Health Professions. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Baptist Health Scholarship, UTSPH. January 2015 - May 2015

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

Student Association Faculty Advisor
Healthcare Leadership Coalition
August 1, 2020-Present
Health Administration Section of the APHA
January 1, 2020-Present
Fundraiser, Team Captain, and Participant
Movember United States
November 2011-Present
Reviewer / Referee
American Public Health Association
Reviewer / Referee
American Public Health Association
March 5, 2020-March 31, 2020