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Lia Rodriguez, MD, FAAP

Medical Director for Texas Children's Health Plan, Utilization Management

Faculty Profiles

Harold J. Farber, MD, MSPH
Pediatric Pulmonologist, Associate Professor Baylor College of Medicine

Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology, Harold J. Farber, MD is an Associate Professor in the Pediatric Pulmonary Section of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  He leads the implementation of the multi-center Gene-Environments and Admixture in Latino Americans study (GALA-II) in Houston and serves as co-Investigator for the Baylor College of Medicine site of the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Center (ALA-ACRC) network.

Dr. Farber received his Doctorate of Medicine from the State University of New York – Stony Brook in 1987. He completed his residency training in Pediatrics at the University of California – Los Angeles in 1990 and his subspecialty fellowship training in Pediatric Pulmonary at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1991 and Tulane University School of Medicine in 1997.  He received his MSPH in Biostatistics from Tulane University in 2009.   Dr. Farber is a nationally known expert on childhood asthma and tobacco control.  He has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed scientific literature and several book chapters focusing on asthma, asthma education, and tobacco dependence.  He currently serves as Senior Editor of Pediatric Asthma, Allergy, & Immunology and on the Editorial Board of CHEST.


Angelique Tate, PhD
Licensed Psychologist, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine  

Dr. Angelique Trask Tate is a psychologist at The Center for Children and Women. She completed her master’s degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed her doctoral degree in School Psychology at Tulane University.  Dr. Trask Tate completed an APA-accredited internship in psychology and post-doctoral fellowship at Houston Independent School District.  Most recently, she has worked in private practice work where she has treated patients presenting with a variety of issues and ranging in age from early childhood to adulthood.  She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.  Her research interests and past publications have focused on factors promoting resilience among African American adolescents, parental and teacher support, and academic expectations.  Dr. Tate enjoys working with patients and their families to improve their functioning and quality of life through the use of evidenced-based, culturally sensitive interventions.



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