Research Projects


The REsearch to Advance Community Health (ReACH) Center is multidisciplinary collaboration of researchers and clinicians from three institutions including the University of Texas Health Science Centers at San Antonio, the University Health System in San Antonio, and the University of Texas School of Public Health.


The ReACH Center is currently working on the following projects:

Administrative Databases

Cancer Research



Health Disparities

Mental Health




Patient Care

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Systematic Review



Advanced Primary Care - Health home implementation project through UHS

ReACH is developing a comprehensive, longitudinal database of patient health care services delivered by UHS and UT Medicine providers. The Center will augment these administrative data with primary data collected from patients and providers to create a unique research resource for studies of quality of care, health disparities, and innovative models of care.  Center will also partner with other South Texas health care providers to evaluate effective models of care for their populations. Because San Antonio boasts one of the largest military complexes in the nation, a research partnership with the military will be a key focus of advancing the health of all residents of the Bexar County community.

Practical Opportunities for Healthy Behaviors.  Multi-site study to validate a measure of practical opportunities for healthy diet and physical activity.