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    Preventive Medicine Residency
    Mail Code: 1864
    1100 W. 49th St.
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: 512-776-3750
    Fax: 512-776-2822


    PrevMed@dshs.texas.gov

Current Residents

Preventive Medicine Year 2 






Lakshmi Sahini(1)


Lakshmi Sahini, MD, MPH

lakshmi.sahini@dshs.texas.gov

Medical School: Deccan College of Medical Sciences, India

Previous Experience: Transitional Year program at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center, New Jersey; Earned MPH from the University of Massachusetts; Worked for four years at DSHS as an Epidemiologist in Chronic Health and Immunizations 

Professional Interests: Chronic Disease Prevention, Environmental Health, Toxicology and Cancer Prevention, Infectious Disease Control and Prevention, Global Health, Behavioral and Mental Health



Dr Sandra Lozano2(1)

Sandra Lozano, MD, MPH, CPH

sandra.lozano@dshs.texas.gov

Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Previous Experience: Earned MPH degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center; Completed OBGYN Residency at Methodist Dallas Medical Center; Decade of experience as a practicing OBGYN physician in private practice and community clinic settings

Professional Interests: Maternal and Child Health, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Global Health, Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health, and Sexual and Reproductive Health




Preventive Medicine Year 1


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Alison Yarp, MD, MPH

alison.yarp@dshs.texas.gov

Medical School: UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine

Previous Experience:

  • Completed MPH in 2019 as part of MD/MPH dual degree program with UT Health School of Public Health
  • Finished Psychiatry internship in 2020 at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Worked as a medical education consultant for supplemental resources prior to entering preventive medicine
  • Working on growing a nonprofit community for US medical trainees to support and encourage one another online

Professional Interests:

  • Injury and Violence Prevention
  • Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Medical Education
  • Community Health Education
  • Health Technology and Social Media 





Last updated July 22, 2022