Ivonne-Marie Bergés

Office of Academic Affairs
Academic Professional

Office of Academic Affairs

  • Education

    PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), 2004

    MS, Health Education and Promotion, UTMB, 1997

    MS, Clinical Psychology, Universidad Nacional Pedro H. Ure–a, 1984

    BS, Psychometrics, Universidad Nacional Pedro H. Ure–a, 1980

  • Areas of Expertise

    online education, gerontology, public health, clinical psychology, health promotion

    disability in older adults, quality of life in older adults, rehabilitation sciences, social and behavioral boundations of public health – face-to-face and online

  • Honors, Awards, and Achievements

    Pre-doctoral fellowship, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch
    Post-doctoral fellowship, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch
    Translational Research Scholar (TRSP), Clinical Research Education, University of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Scholar, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH), University of Texas Medical Branch
    American Heart Association’s Minority Scholar’s Program

  • Affiliations

    International Federation on Aging
    Gerontological Society of America
    American Public Health Association
    American Heart Association

  • Course Instruction

    Dr. Berges’ teaching experience includes doctoral-level courses in Gerontology, Rehabilitation Sciences, and Public Health, and Master level courses in Public Health. Her courses have addressed disability in older adults, quality of life in older adults, rehabilitation sciences, social and behavioral foundations of public health – face-to-face and online.

    • Biospsychological Perspectives of Disability in Adult Populations
    • Quality of life measurement in Disability and Chronic Diseases
    • Introduction to Rehabilitation Sciences
    • Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health – Face-to-face and online
    • Outcomes research
  • Research Interests

    Dr.Berges’ research has mainly focused on social and psychological aspects of recovery from acute and chronic conditions in community dwelling and hospitalized older adults. Her interests include gerontology, public health, and psychosocial aspects of recovering from acute and chronic diseases.