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Global Institute for Hispanic Health

Advancing the health of the Hispanic community

We are working closely with stakeholders to ensure that the needs of the Hispanic population are addressed through innovative research to develop new drugs and life-saving therapies. Our programs are closely linked to the Texas A&M Healthy Texas initiative to improve the health of populations throughout the state.


Engage the Hispanic community in health care research by providing access to clinical studies through strategic partnerships.


Be a global leader in providing the Hispanic community with increased access to the benefits of health care research.


Conduct research on diabetes and obesity, asthma, infectious diseases, neurological disorders, cancer and the opioid epidemic.

Collaborative Seed Grant Program: 2023 Request for Proposals

Now accepting applications! The aim of this program is to develop and promote collaboration between Driscoll Children's Hospital, the Driscoll Health Plan and Texas A&M Health to advance research aimed at eliminating health care disparities in Hispanic communities. This program will provide research seed funding for clinical research projects with teams comprised of clinicians and scientists.

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Medical Director

Jaime Fergie, MD
Infectious Disease Specialist
Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Executive Committee

Eric Hamon
President and CEO
Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD
Executive Director
Texas A&M Health Institute of Biosciences and Technology

Indra K. Reddy, PhD
Founding Dean
Texas A&M Rangel School of Pharmacy

Mary Dale Peterson, MD
Executive Vice President and COO
Driscoll Children’s Hospital


Erin Richmond, MS, RN, CCRP
Director, Global Institute for Hispanic Health
Driscoll Children's Hospital

Mari Allison-Hoien, MD, PhD
Collaborative Research Advisor
Driscoll Children's Hospital