Roxana E. Delgado

Roxana Delgado

Ph.D., M.S.

  • Professor/Research
  • Military Research Scholar
  • Division of General and Hospital Medicine
  • Department of Medicine
  • University of Texas Health San Antonio

Dr. Roxana Delgado is an epidemiologist and health scientist. She is an assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, General and Hospital Medicine Division where she completed postdoctoral work on the chronic effects of neurotrauma with emphasis in traumatic brain injury (TBI) in military personnel and veterans. Additionally, she developed the “Military and Veteran Caregiver Portfolio,” a line of research focused on identifying and understanding the predictors and health outcomes in military caregivers, with emphasis in the long-term trajectory of disease and illness. In her role as a co-Principal Investigator for the “Trauma Outcomes and UroGenital Health in OEF/OIF (TOUGH) – A Retrospective Cohort Study with Long-Term Follow-up,” she oversees the study operations. Dr. Delgado works closely with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation as a research advisor for the Campaign of Inclusive Care and is one of the investigators at the new VA Elizabeth Dole Center of Excellence for Veteran and Caregiver Research.

Dr. Delgado’s professional experience was inspired by her firsthand caregiving journey as the wife of Retired Sergeant First Class Victor L. Medina, MRC, CRC, a combat wounded veteran and Purple Heart Recipient. She is an avid advocate for traumatic brain injury and caregiving, serving on various advisory boards. A 2015-16 Elizabeth Dole Foundation Fellow representing the State of Texas, she is actively engaged in the community of veterans and military caregivers.