About Us

Vision: Improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities through investment by the health system in non-medical drivers of health.

Mission: Build a field of practice to advance the integration of NMDOH into health care delivery through research, policy, and practice.


The Texas Consortium was founded in January 2023. The Founding Team brings complementary knowledge and skills to the Consortium from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy team Elena Marks and Jacquie Klotz and UT Health Houston School of Public Health’s Center for Health Care Data team Dr. Trudy Krause and Dr. Cecilia Ganduglia-Cazaban.

We are building a collaborative platform for learning and knowledge sharing for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to advance the integration of non-medical interventions into the health care system.


Operations Team

Elena Marks, Senior Advisor, Rice University Baker Institute

Dr. Charles Mathias, Director, Rice University Baker Institute

Jacquie Klotz, Program Manager, Rice University Baker Institute

Loorysa Ulysse, Evaluation Research Assistant, Kinder Institute for Urban Research


Leadership Council

Jana Eubank, Texas Association of Community Health Centers

Dr. Cecilia Ganduglia-Cazaban, Center for Health Care Data

Dr. Trudy Krause, Center for Health Care Data

Carol Paret, Harris Health System

Dr. Daniel Potter, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
at Rice University

Jessica Pugil, Working Partner, LLC

Jolene Rasmussen, Texas Council of Community Centers

Steve Scheibal, New West Communications

Dr. Terry Scoggin, Titus Regional Medical Center

Dr. Shreela Sharma, UTHealth Houston School of Public Health