New Vice President for Health Policy – Dr. Waridibo Allison joins HSC
January 28, 2022

Dear HSC Faculty, Staff and Students,

I am pleased to announce that Waridibo Allison, MD, PhD, FACP, CPE, FIDSA, has been hired as Vice President of Health Policy and founding Director of the Center for Health Policy within the HSC Division of Research and Innovation.

Dr. Allison also will be an Associate Professor in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in the Department of Medical Education. Her new roles start March 15.

She comes to us from UT Health San Antonio where she now serves as Associate Professor of Infectious Disease in the Department of Medicine. She also is Director of the UT Health San Antonio Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes and South Central AIDS Education Training Center programs, and Medical Director at the San Antonio AIDS Foundation.

Dr. Allison is the principal investigator and program director of two multi-million-dollar U.S. federal Health Resources and Services Administration funded projects. She leads a special project of national significance for “Curing Hepatitis C among People of Color Living with HIV” and a project establishing a national Rural Tele-mentoring Training Center.

We are thrilled (but not surprised) that HSC has attracted such an experienced and talented academic with impressive leadership, research and clinical experience, not to mention a huge amount of energy and dedication to our ongoing health disparities and community engagement programs.


Brian A. Gladue, PhD
Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation