About Us

Be Well Texas Leadership

Our leaders are trailblazing new ways to build upon evidence-based SUD treatment, research and care.
Dr. Jennifer Sharpe Potter the Executive Director of Be Well Texas

Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH

Executive Director, Be Well Texas; Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Vice President of Research

Dr. Potter joined the UT Health San Antonio faculty in 2008 after serving at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. In 2012, she was promoted to assistant dean and then vice dean for research for the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, where she served until June of 2021 until being appointed vice president for research of the university. She is an accomplished addiction scientist with a large portfolio of National Institutes of Health research and public health programs implementing evidence-based treatments statewide. Dr. Potter also is a principal investigator with the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network. With funding from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Dr. Potter oversees several statewide public health initiatives collectively known as Be Well Texas.