Dr. Lorraine Walker, Dean Alexa Stuifbergen and Dr. King Davis

About Us

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations was established in 1999 by a 10-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research (P30NR005051.) Subsequently, the Center was supported by the Gordon and Mary Hancock Cain Excellence Fund at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. In August of 2011, the St. David’s Foundation made a gift to the School of Nursing to create a permanent endowment to support the Center. In recognition of this gift, the Center was renamed the St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations.