Assistant Professor
FCM-Research Programs
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US


PhD from University Of Pittsburgh
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Baylor College Of Medicine


Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Registered Dietitian
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Licensed Dietitian
Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians

Selected Publications

  • Mansyur CL, Rustveld L, Nash S, Jibaja-Weiss M. "Hispanic Acculturation and Gender Differences in Support and Self-Efficacy for Managing Diabetes." The Diabetes Educator. 2015
  • Jibaja-Weiss M, Kline K, Montealegre J, Rustveld L, et al. "Interactive entertainment education for diabetes self-management targeted to Hispanics.." Journal of Health Communication.
  • Rustveld L, Valverde I, Chenier RS, McLaughlin RJ, Waters VS, Sullivan J, Jibaja-Weiss ML.. "A novel colorectal and cervical cancer education program: Findings from the Community Network for Cancer Prevention Forum Theater Program." Journal of Cancer Education. 2013 August
  • Wang H, Chen Y, Li F, Delasalle K, Wang J, Alexanian R, Kwak L, Rustveld L, Du XL, Wang M.. "Temporal and geographic variations of Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia incidence: a large population-based study." Cancer. 2012
  • Liu L, Wang H, Chen Y, Rustveld L, Liu G, Du XL. "Splenic marginal zone lymphoma: a population-based study on the 2001-2008 incidence and survival in the United States." Leuk Lymphoma. 2012 October
  • Rustveld L, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Johnson T.. "Sugar, Heart, and Life: A bilingual diabetes interactive telenovela." Proceedings from ED-MEDIA 2009---World Confer. 2009
  • Rustveld L, Pavlik N, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Kline KN, Gossey JT, Volk RJ. "Adherence to diabetes self-care behaviors in English- and Spanish-speaking Hispanic men." Patient Preference and Adherence. 2009
  • Rustveld L, Pavlik V, Doody R. "Hyperinsulinemia, type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline." Texas Public Health Journal. 2008
  • Rubin R, Rustveld L, Weyant RJ. "Exploring dental students’ cultural competence and social responsibility." J Dent Educ. 2008
  • Rustveld L, Kelsey SF, Sharma R. "Associations Between Maternal Infections and Preeclampsia: A Systematic Review of Epidemiologic Studies." Maternal and Child Health J. 2008
  • Miles PG, Weyant RJ, Rustveld L. "A clinical trial of Damon 2 vs Conventional Twin Brackets during initial alignment." Angle Orthodontist. 2006
  • Weyant RJ, Manz M, Corby P, Rustveld L, Close J. "Factors associated with parents’ and adolescents’ perceptions of oral health need for dental treatment." Community Den Oral Epidemiol. 2006


American Public Health Association


Sugar, Heart and Life: A Bilingual Diabetes Management Program
Improving Colonoscopy Completion Rates for Harris Health Medically Underserved Patients
Improving Breast Cancer Screening and Follow-up in Medically Underserved Harris County Residents
Regional Variation in Preterm Birth and Associated Risk Factors in Texas


Co-Investigator/Project Evaluator
Grant funding from Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas


Medical Nutrition Therapy
Epidemiologic Study Design
Quantitative data analysis
Qualitative data analysis
Program evaluation
Grant Writing
Health Education
Public Speaking