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Gina L. Evans-Hudnall, Ph.D.


Investigator, Behavioral Health Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Associate Professor, Menniger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Affiliate Investigator, VA South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Houston, TX


Phone: 713-440-4459

Phone: 713-791-1414 ext. 10327

Research Interests

  • Improving mental health symptom management among medically complex patients
  • Examining how social determinants of health impact chronic disease self-care in underserved patients with diabetes and how these determinants affect health service use
  • Translating evidenced-based interventions to improve self-care in chronically ill underserved groups in the acute and primary care settings


  • Ph.D., Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
  • Rehabilitation Research Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Health Disparities Fellowship, Kellogg Health Scholars Fellow at MD Anderson, Center for Research on Minority Health, Houston, Texas

Awards and Activities

  • NIH sponsored National Research Mentoring Network Grant Writing Program, 2016-2017
  • MIRECC Grant Writing Scholars, February 2016
  • NIH Loan Repayment Program Recipient, 2008 - Present
  • Lyell Bussell Research Award Recipient, Office of the Dean, Ball State University, 2004

Dr. Evans-Hudnall's PubMed Link *

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