Gabriel A. Benavidez, PhD
Department of Public Health
Gabriel Benavidez is an epidemiologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health at Baylor University. He received his MPH from Baylor University in 2019 and his PhD from the Arnold School of Public Health at The University of South Carolina in 2023. Dr. Benavidez is also an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded Health Policy Research Scholars fellowship. He joined Baylor University in 2023.
Dr. Benavidez’s research examines disparities in access to healthcare services among socially disadvantaged populations (i.e., racial and ethnic minorities, persons of low socioeconomic status, and rural populations). Specifically, his work employs traditional and spatial epidemiologic methods to identify specific populations or geographic areas lacking access to critical healthcare services. Additionally, his work aims to examine how lack of access to healthcare services impacts the burden of cancer morbidity and mortality among socially disadvantaged populations.