Bassent   Abdelbary

Clinical Assistant Professor  

Office: EHABE 2.142
Phone: (956) 665-3710
Email: bassent.abdelbary@utrgv.edu

Dr. Bassent Abdelbary

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Maternal child health
    • Infectious disease
    • Cardiovascular disease and other chronic disease
    • Evidence based medicine
    • Health disparity
  • Education

    • PhD, Epidemiology, The University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, 2016
    • CERT, Health Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, 2015
    • MPH, Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, 2011
    • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Medicine, University of Alexandria, 1998
    • MBChB, Medicine & Surgery, University of Alexandria, 1998
  • Currently Teaching

    PHAS 5327 01 - Patient Encounter II:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    PHAS 7417 90L - Bridge Clin Track III:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    PHAS 5327 D - Patient Encounter II:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Bassent Abdelbary, M Garcia-Viveros, H Ramirez-Oropesa, M Rahbar, and B Restrepo. "Predicting treatment failure, death and drug resistance using a computed risk score among newly diagnosed TB patients in Tamaulipas, Mexico.," Epidemiology and infection (September 2017): 1-15.

  • Bassent Abdelbary, M Garcia-Viveros, H Ramirez-Oropesa, M Rahbar, and B Restrepo. "Tuberculosis-diabetes epidemiology in the border and non-border regions of Tamaulipas, Mexico.," Tuberculosis (Edinburgh, Scotland) (September 2016).

  • Jennifer Salinas, Bassent Abdelbary, Kelly Klaas, Beatriz Tapia, and Ken Sexton. "Socioeconomic context and the food landscape in Texas: results from hotspot analysis and border/non-border comparison of unhealthy food environments," International journal of environmental research and public health 11, no. 6 (2014): 5640–5650.

  • J Salinas, Bassent Abdelbary, K Klaas, Beatriz Tapia, and K Sexton. "Socioeconomic context and the food landscape in Texas: results from hotspot analysis and border/non-border comparison of unhealthy food environments.," International journal of environmental research and public health 11, no. 6 (May 2014): 5640-50.

  • J Salinas, Bassent Abdelbary, Anne Rentfro, S Fisher-Hoch, and J McCormick. "Cardiovascular disease risk among the Mexican American population in the Texas-Mexico border region, by age and length of residence in United States.," Preventing chronic disease 11, (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2014): E58.

  • J Salinas, Bassent Abdelbary, S Castellanos, Anne Rentfro, S Fisher-Hoch, and J McCormick. "Region of birth and cardiovascular disease in Mexican Americans living in the Texas-Mexico border.," Hispanic health care international : the official journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses 11, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2013): 21-30.

  • Bassent Abdelbary, "Contextualizing the burden of chronic disease: Diabetes, mortality and disability in Older Mexicans.," Health and Health Care Policy Challenges for Aging Latinos: The Mexican-Origin Population. Springer, June 2012.

  • J Salinas, M Shah, Bassent Abdelbary, J Gay, and K Sexton. "Application of a novel method for assessing cumulative risk burden by county.," International journal of environmental research and public health 9, no. 5 (May 2012): 1820-35.

  • J Salinas, Bassent Abdelbary, Jeff Wilson, M Hossain, S Fisher-Hoch, and J McCormick. "Using the Framingham Risk Score to evaluate immigrant effect on cardiovascular disease risk in Mexican Americans.," Journal of health care for the poor and underserved 23, no. 2 (May 2012): 666-77.

  • J Salinas, E Rocha, Bassent Abdelbary, J Gay, and K Sexton. "Impact of Hispanic ethnic concentration and socioeconomic status on obesity prevalence in Texas counties.," International journal of environmental research and public health 9, no. 4 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2012): 1201-15.



Selected Presentations


  • Bassent Abdelbary and Lisa Kuhn. "Effect of Study Methodology and Self-Efficacy on PACKRAT Scores," PAEA Education Forum , Denver, Colorado (October 2017)

  • Bassent Abdelbary, Doreen Garza, and David Martinez. "Acanthosis Nigricans in Texas; what claim data can tell us?," UTRGV School of Medicine Research Symposium, (August 2017)

  • Jaime Villafranca, Eldibrando Ramos, Claudia Silva, and Bassent Abdelbary. "Risk characterization and barriers to healthcare in an underserved population on the South Texas Mexico border," UTRGV School of Medicine Research Symposium, (August 2017)

  • Bassent Abdelbary, Marcel Twahirwa, and Blanca Restrepo. "Altered systemic and T-helper 1 immunity in obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.," Texas Public Health Association Annual Education Conference (AEC)., TPHA, Austin, TX (February 2015)

Current Courses

PHAS 5327 01 - Patient Encounter II:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
PHAS 7417 90L - Bridge Clin Track III:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
PHAS 5327 D - Patient Encounter II:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses