Lisa Blackwell, MPH, CHES
Research Manager, Abdominal Transplant Program, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Lisa Blackwell manages research projects within the Abdominal Transplant Unit of Dell Seton Medical Center. Her work with the transplant team is focused on enhancing access to transplantation by mitigating health disparities, incentivizing more efficient use of organs and improving the transplantation health care system to ensure a fair and equitable process for all.
Before joining Dell Medical School, Blackwell launched a community health worker training program for the City of Austin. She is excited to integrate community health workers in health research at Dell Med.
Blackwell is a Texas native and a University of Texas at Austin graduate. After college, she was one of two wellness coordinators for all U.S. Dell campuses, and she is proud of researching and implementing Dell’s tobacco-free campus policy, as well as increasing availability and visibility for healthy choices at the onsite cafeterias. Her passion for building healthier environments inspired her to complete her Master of Public Health degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
She spent six years as a residency program coordinator and worked as an epidemiologist during the height of the pandemic response, providing infection mitigation assistance to employers, schools and long-term care facilities.
Blackwell lives in South Austin with her husband, Jared, and their two dogs, Conner and Cassius. She loves live music, yoga and running at Lady Bird Lake.
Texas Society for Public Health Education
Master Wellness Volunteer, 2017-Present