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Staff Contacts


*Pediatric sections are covered by the media specialist who covers the corresponding adult specialty.

If unsure, call Gabrielle Coats, Business Operations Coordinator, (713) 798-4710.

Lori Williams

Vice president of Communications and Community Relations
(713) 798-7637 (office)
(713) 775-6912 (cell)

  • Administrative issues
  • Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees
  • College leadership
  • Government relations
  • After hours media calls

Dana Benson

Director of Communications
(713) 798-8267

  • Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative
  • Baylor Alumni Programs
  • Baylor Licensing Group
  • Center for Professionalism
  • Clinical Operations
  • Office of Diversity

Graciela Gutierrez

Lead, Research Communications and Media Outreach
(713) 798-7841

  • Research Communications
  • Baylor St. Luke's – Joint Venture
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Neuroscience
  • Neurosurgery

Dipali Pathak

Manager of Communications
(713) 798-6826

  • Academic Communications
  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, National School of Tropical Medicine, School of Health Professions and School of Medicine
  • Molecular Virology and Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Surgical Oncology

Molly Chiu

Senior Communications Associate
(713) 798-7973

  • Baylor Lung Center
  • Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
  • Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy
  • Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Human Genome Sequencing Center
  • Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center
  • Otolaryngology
  • Molecular and Human Genetics
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Texas Children's Cancer Center

Ana Rodriguez

Senior Science Writer
(713) 798-4710

  • Alkek Center for Molecular Discovery
  • Analyte Center
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Center for Drug Discovery
  • Center for Translational Research on Inflammatory Diseases
  • Core Laboratories
  • Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
  • Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Aaron Nieto

Communications Associate
(713) 798-4738

  • Baylor Global Health
  • Center for Space Medicine and Translational Research Institute for Space Health
  • Dermatology
  • Educational Outreach Programs/Center for Educational Outreach
  • Family and Community Medicine Health Services Research Institute
  • Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Teen Health Clinic
  • Transition Medicine Clinic

Homa Shalchi

Communications Associate
(713) 798-2393

  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Huffington Center on Aging
  • Nephrology
  • Nutrition - Children's Nutrition Research Center
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • Pathology & Immunology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Urology

Billy T. Miller

TV News/ Multimedia Manager
(713) 798-7970


Scheduling a News Interview


To arrange interviews with any BCM faculty member contact the Office of Communications & Community Outreach, e-mail or call (713) 798-4710.

Advance notice of on-site interviews is necessary so staff can arrange a room for media interviews or photo shoots and line up appropriate sources for your story.

A communications staff member must accompany all film crews and photographers while on campus.


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