Paula Stigler Granados, Ph.D., MSPH
Texas State University
Dr. Paula Stigler Granados is an assistant professor in the School of Health Administration at Texas State University. Her main areas of interest include global health, public health policy, environmental health and neglected tropical diseases. She received her M.S. degree in Environmental Health Sciences at San Diego State University and her Ph.D. in Global Health in the joint doctoral program with the University of California, San Diego. Stigler Granados is the principal investigator on several on-going Chagas disease-related research projects, including a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded project to raise awareness among healthcare providers in the U.S. about Chagas disease, a U.S. Department of Defense grant to conduct triatomine and Chagas disease surveillance near military installations at the U.S.-Mexico border and a pilot study to test newborn dried blood spots for Chagas disease. She also leads the Texas Chagas Taskforce and runs a monthly ECHO session for healthcare providers to discuss ongoing issues of Chagas disease patients in the U.S. Stigler Granados has over a decade of experience working in Latin America on public health issues and has a deep commitment to multi-disciplinary collaborations to solve important public health issues.