Global Institute for Hispanic Health

In collaboration with Texas A&M University, the Global Institute for Hispanic Health (GIHH) at Driscoll Children’s Hospital has made significant strides in clinical research. We are dedicated to making sure our Hispanic families are appropriately represented in medical research and that they have the unique options and opportunities that clinical trials provide in health situations with limited options.

GIHH Goals

  • Increase participation of the Hispanic population in clinical trials 
  • Make new drugs and technology available earlier in the disease process 
  • Work together to expand research activities, develop programs in public health and outcomes research

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Directors, Executive Committee, and Staff

Jaime Fergie, MD, FAAP, FIDSA, FSHEA
Medical Director – Global Institute for Hispanic Health

Professor of Pediatrics – Texas A&M University

Director – Infectious Diseases
Erin Richmond, MS, RN, CCRP
Director – Global Institute for Hispanic Health

Executive Committee

Eric Hamon, President, CEO Driscoll Children’s Hospital
Mary Dale Peterson, MD, Exec, VP, COO, Driscoll Children’s Hospital
Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, Assoc. VP Research, Texas A&M Health
Indra K. Reddy, PhD, Founding Dean, Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy


Eloy Solis, Research Regulatory Specialist
Rosalie Castaneda, APRN, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner
Brandon Ryan McGee, MS, CCRC, Clinical Research Coordinator
Ruth Longoria, Clinical Research Coordinator
Priya Desai, Administrative Assistant (361)694-4311
Mari Allison-Hoien, MD, PhD, Collaborative Research Advisor

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