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PUTTING COMMUNITIES FIRST

The Brownsville campus pairs exceptional classroom experience with critical field work, providing a context that reveals the realities of working with communities limited in their access to health resources, education and services. We emphasize the importance of understanding and connecting with the people we work with. Guided by expert faculty, you’ll be expected to build relationships with local organizations and leaders to develop common goals, establish capacity and create sustainable change together. Our students join multidisciplinary research projects that grapple with chronic and infectious illnesses prevalent in the valley, meaning you can help improve the lives of neighbors, friends, family and coworkers while still enrolled in school.   

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COVID-19 Response


Working with community partners, local government, and health care organizations to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Research


Work alongside faculty to address urgent public health matters through world-class research and community projects.

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Areas of Study


Tailor your degree to compliment your career goals and build your knowledge and expertise in a specific area of study.

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News


Latest headlines and updates from our people creating an impact in their communities and beyond

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  • TexasCARES REPORT

    About 75% of Texans have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, according to one of the world's largest COVID-19 antibody surveys

    “Texas CARES data revealed to us that fully vaccinated participants showed significantly higher antibody levels than those with a natural infection only,” said Eric Boerwinkle, PhD, dean of the School of Public Health.

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  • BROWNSVILLE 20TH ANNIVERSARY

    Serving the Rio Grande Valley for 20 years   

    2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health's Brownsville campus.

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  • SCHOOL RANKING

    UTHealth School of Public Health ranked top among academic programs shaping public health workforce

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health is one of the top universities in the nation responsible for training the bulk of today’s public health academic leaders, according to a recently released independent analysis.

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    Photo from the School's 50th anniversary celebration in 2019.
  • STUDYING DURING A PANDEMIC 

    Spotlight on Pablo U. Olvera

    Pablo Olvera, an Epidemiology MPH student at the Brownsville campus shares how COVID-19 is shaping his studies and changing his perspective on public health work.

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    Image of Pablo's desk set up; Pablo is visible in the screen of his laptop.
  • SEE OUR IMPACT

    Addressing community concerns regarding coronavirus

    In response to increasing concerns of 2019-nCoV (coronavirus), public health experts from regional counties, the state and UTHealth School of Public Health gathered on Wednesday, Feb. 5, to discuss what is known, unknown and what to anticipate about this new strain of coronavirus.

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    An employee models PPE. Photo by Aaron Nieto.
  • SEE OUR IMPACT

    Connecting researchers with biospecimens and related data

    Through The University of Texas System Health Biobank (UTSHB) Consortium, investigators from eight UT institutions can view information related to participants and biospecimens collected by participating investigators at member institutions.

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    The biobank platform is open to all faculty, students, and staff at participating UT institutions. Graphic by Rogelio Castro.
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