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Physician Assistant Studies Faculty

Marci Contreras

Marci Contreras, MPAS, PA-C

Assistant Professor of Instruction and Director of Didactic Education

Contact Information

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1145

P: 409-772-9594

Teaching Interests

Neurology, Behavioral Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Geriatrics, and Global Health

Research Interests

Human Trafficking, Providers and patients with disabilities, and Cultural Diversity


Marci Contreras, MPAS, PA-C is an Assistant Professor of Instruction and Director of Didactic Education is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) at the School of Health Professions at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Ms. Contreras earned her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Houston-Clear Lake majoring in biology and minoring in biotechnology. She graduated from the UTMB PA studies program in 2008. Specializing in neurology, she developed a special interest in headaches and movement disorders. Later as a faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine, she worked as a clinician, educator, and in research with a focus in Multiple Sclerosis. Ms. Contreras has been instrumental in educating the public on multiple sclerosis, giving countless presentations nationally to peers, patients, and their families.

Ms. Contreras is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), and Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA). She maintains her lifetime membership with Alpha Eta Honor Society and Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society.