UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Burge, Sandra K

School of Medicine
Family & Community Medicine
(210) 358-3200
burge@uthscsa.edu

Sandra K. Burge Ph.D. is a social scientist and professor with tenure in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. For nearly 30 years, Dr. Burge has taught behavioral science to family medicine residents, focusing on doctor-patient communication, and health behavior change. She also leads the residents` curriculum in research methods. Her research has focused on interpersonal violence and alcohol misuse in patients in primary care settings. In recent years, she and a team of researchers have used complexity science to understand patterns of violent behaviors in couples. She serves as Director of the Residency Research Network of Texas (RRNeT), a group of 11 family medicine residency programs located in 9 cities, including 3 on the Texas-Mexico border. And, she is the Director of the Practice-Based Research Network Resource Center, a division within the Health Science Center`s Institute for the Integration of Medicine and Science, funded by the CTSA grant program. The PBRN Resource Center provides support to six research networks in primary care, mental health, geriatrics, nursing and dentistry. Sandra Burge is active in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the North American Primary Care Research Group - the research society for the discipline of Family Medicine - and has served on the Board of Directors of both organizations.

4/2011 - Present Director, Practice-Based Research Network Resource Center University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
7/2006 - Present Curriculum Director, Behavioral Science in Family Medicine University of Texas Health Science Center, Family & Community Medicine, San Antonio, TX
9/1999 - Present Professor with Tenure University of Texas Health Science Center, Family & Community Medicine, San Antonio, TX
9/1997 - Present Founder and Director of RRNeT University of Texas Health Science Center, Family & Community Medicine, San Antonio, TX