Centers & Research
South Texas Border Health Disparities Center
The South Texas Border Health Disparities Center at The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge on health disparities by enhancing the institutional capacity to conduct health disparities research addressing issues particular to the largely Hispanic population along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Center was established in September 2008 by a grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Business and Tourism Research Center
The Business and Tourism Research Center examines social, cultural, environmental and economic issues related to Rio Grande Valley markets and the Valley tourism industry.
The most notable markets targeted for study by the Center are Senior winter visitors or "Winter Texans".
The Center also has access to a variety of experts who may be able to customize research for any business needs.
Center for Border Economic Studies
The Center for Border Economic Studies (CBEST) is a public policy research unit dedicated to the study of problems and issues unique to the U.S./Mexico border economy. Its research efforts are directed at publishing research and technical reports that encompass a wide array of economic and socio-economic issues in the border area. Among its technical reports, the Center publishes the Border Business Brief (BBB), a quarterly newsletter of economic indicators and forecasts of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. We appreciate your patronage.