June 20, 2017

Victor Cardenas, MD, MPH, PhD, FACE

Associate Professor


1995 –  Ph.D., Epidemiology, Emory
1990 – M.P.H., Epidemiology, Emory
1987 –  FETP, CDC, SPH Mexico
1981 – Comm. Dis. Epidemiology, SPH Mexico
1979 – M.D., Medicine, Natl. Univ., Mexico

Research Interest

Helicobacter pylori infection; tuberculosis; leprosy; West Nile; epilepsy; gestational weight gain

Current Research Projects

  • Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Gestational Weight Gain  NIH; HHDRC
  • Prevalence of mycobacterial and H. pylori infections in a high-risk population
  • Increase in hospitalization rates from epilepsy in the United States
  • H. pylori and cognitive function in US older adults
  • H. pylori and nutritional deficiencies in the US population

Courses Taught

PBHL 5173: Epidemiology I
PBHL 9042: Public Health Surveillance

Recent Publications

  1. Rivera JO, Anaya JP, Cardenas VM. Impairment of Kidney Function among US Hispanics on Tenofovir. J Pharmacovigilance 2013; 1: 116. doi:10.4172/2329-6887.1000116
  2. Salazar, CO, Cardenas, VM, Reddy, RK, Dominguez, DC, Snyder, LK and Graham, DY (2012). Greater Than 95% Success with 14-day Bismuth Quadruple Anti-Helicobacter pylori Therapy: A Pilot Study in US Hispanics. Helicobacter. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-5378.2012.00962.x
  3. Nolan MS, Zangeneh A, Khuwaja S, Martinez D, Rossmann S, Cardenas V, and Murray K: Proximity of residence to bodies of water and risk for West Nile virus infection: A case-control study in Houston, Texas Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology. ID 159578, 6 pages. DOI:10.1155/2012/159578.
  4. Cardenas VM, Jaime JJ, Ford PB, Gonzalez FJ, Carrillo I, Gallegos JE, Watts DM: Yard Flooding by Irrigation Canals Increased the Risk of West Nile Disease in El Paso, Texas. Annals of Epidemiology 2011; 12: 922-929.
  5. de Heer HD, Balcazar HG, Rosenthal EL, Cardenas VM and Schulz LO: Ethnic pride and Cardiovascular Health Among Mexican American Adults along the US-Mexico Border. Hispanic J of Beh Sci 2011. DOI: 10.1177/0739986311406068