The Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR) is located in the H-E-B School of Business & Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. This is the world’s premier academic research center devoted to medical tourism / travel research. The center’s founder and Director is David George Vequist IV, Ph.D. who is regarded as one of the leading academic speakers and authors on the industry of medical tourism / travel.
Evolving from initial work in Mexico in 1991, the Center’s Faculty Fellows and Student ScholarsDiwania Group have completed work in numerous countries with projects led by dedicated research teams. Social Justice and Policy Exploration have topped the list of studies. The multimedia presentations reflect ongoing international work. They focus upon our wide-ranging interests in trade, sustainable development, and international relations. Funding for these projects is supported by the HEB International Peace Program, the Wells Fargo International Peace Program, and by individual contributions from many corporations and individuals who believe in our Mission.
By researching predictive analytical methods in social media, the institute hopes to promote thoughtful innovation and to assist in the communication of the truth about these trends.