Sandra Burge, PhD



Sandra Burge, 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 25 years, Dr. Burge has taught behavioral science to family medicine residents, focusing on doctor-patient communication, patient-centered care, and motivating healthy behaviors.  Her research interests include prevention of family violence, substance abuse, and practice-based research in primary care.  She is founder and Director of the Residency Research Network of Texas (RRNeT), a group of ten family medicine residency programs located in nine cities, including two on the Texas-Mexico border.  She is also the Director of the UTHSCSA Resource Center for Practice-based Research Networks in the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science, which provides infrastructure support for six practice-based research networks.   


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Sandra Burge, PhD
Professor, School of Medicine
Family & Community Medicine
(210) 358-3885