UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Schmidt, Susanne

School of Medicine
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
(210) 567-0905

I am an Assistant Professor/Research in the Department of Population Health Sciences (formerly Epidemiology and Biostatistics) at the UT Health San Antonio. My research focuses on disparities in access to care and outcomes with particular focus on cancer and the impact of the social determinants of health. I have a PhD in Applied Demography with training in quantitative research methods with a focus on health outcomes. While working on my dissertation on disparities in injury risk among vulnerable populations, I began working as a Master-level biostatistician in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UTHSCSA to gain additional applied experiences in health services research, qualitative methods, and program evaluation. After receiving my PhD, I completed my postdoctoral fellowship in Health Policy and Evaluation in the same department. Since joining the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, I first served as the Evaluation Manager for the Evaluation and Implementation Team of our Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). Since 2016 I co-direct the evaluation efforts for our CTSA. In addition to my commitment to evaluation and health services research, I have sought opportunities to acquire advanced training in clinical and translational research, resulting in a 2-year Institutional Mentored Research Career Development (KL2) award. For this, I have focused on formalizing my training in program evaluation and examining access to care for vulnerable patients with cancer.

11/2018 - Present Assistant Professor/Research University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Population Health Sciences, San Antonio, TX