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Learn More about the Dallas Campus

 SPH Dallas PictureThe UTHealth School of Public Health in Dallas was established in 1998 to offer graduate-level courses in Public Health. This academic program is carried out in partnership with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Classes are held on the UTSouthwestern Campus in the UTSouthwestern School of Health Professions Building. The program offers interactive video (ITV) courses that are broadcast to and from the main campus in Houston and the other regional campuses: Brownsville, El Paso, San Antonio, and Austin. The program takes advantage of the outstanding educational and research activities that are characteristic of the UTHealth and UTSouthwestern campuses. Members of the Dallas public health community also provide insight as guest lecturers, consultants, and mentors.

Academic Programs

The UTHealth School of Public Health offers certificate programs, a general Master of Public Health degree, Master of Science, Doctor of Public Helath, and a Doctor of Philosophy

Research Focus

Faculty at the Dallas Campus examine the particular health problems of a large metropolitan area such as the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, as well as issues relating to populations and communities in the north and east Texas regions. 

Employment Opportunities 

Administrative Manager
Serves as the lead administrator for the campus; works closely with Regional Dean to set and achieve campus goals and facilitate research endeavors, including managing all research, teaching, and administrative campus functions. Ensures compliance to the fiscal, budgetary, personnel, and operational systems established by university, departmental, program, and grant guidelines. Preemptively anticipates and solves problems, organizes staff effectively and creatively to improve campus operations and facilitate growth. Makes complex business process decisions requiring comprehensive knowledge, discretion and independent judgement of a wide range of regulations, policies, procedures, and business practices. 
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Degree Programs

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is the basic graduate degree in the field of public health. The MPH degree offered at the UTSPH regional campuses covers all five core areas of public health: biostatistics; health promotion and behavioral sciences; epidemiology, environmental and occupational sciences; and management, policy and community health.

MPH classes are held at the Dallas campus, via Interactive Television (ITV), and online. Classes are taught by Dallas-based faculty as well as faculty at all other UTPSH campuses via ITV. Access to all UTSPH campuses via ITV gives students a broad perspective of the public health issues across Texas.

A PhD in Epidemiology and a PhD in Health Promotion & Behavioral Science degree are available at the Dallas campus.

Students in the PhD program develop the necessary skills for a career in academic and research positions. 

Degree Programs 

Master of Public Health (MPH) 

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Promotion and Behavioral Science
  • Customized 

Master of Science (MS)

  •  Epidemiology 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Promotion and Behavioral Science

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) 

  • Health Promotion and Behavioral Science 

MD/MPH

  • UTSouthwestern Medical Center
  • Customized

MSW/MPH

  • UT Arlington School of Social Work
  • Customized

Certificate Programs

The certificate programs at UTSPH are intended for public health practitioners and individuals considering a graduate degree in the field. The five courses in each of these non-degree certificate programs cover the core content of the specific discipline. Classes are available at each campus and online.

Click below for information on the UTSPH Graduate Certificate Programs.

Faculty Highlights

Dr. Gonzalez: Peer Support Blog Post 

Dr. Gonzalez: $3.3 million grant to reduce re-arrest rates among homeless adults

Dr. Bandiera: Depression linked to e-cigarette use among college students

Faculty Specialties in Research

Department of Biostatistics 

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Folefac Atem, PhD 

Assistant Professor 

Research Interests: Neurodegenerative disease, mental health, clinical trials, incomplete data, health outcomes, imputation methods

Selected Publications: 

Formatting an experiential learning education module to encourage dysphagia assessment in apheresis patients 

Linear regression with a randomly censored covariate: application to an Alzheimer's study 

Multiple imputation of a randomly censored covariate improves logistic regression analysis 

Post-quit stress mediates the relation between social support and smoking cessation among socioeconomically disadvantaged adults

Parental Age of Onset of Cardiovascular Disease as a Predictor for Offspring Age of Onset of Cardiovascular Disease


Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences

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Bijal Balasubramanian, MBBS, PhD

Regional Dean & Associate Professor 

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Research Interests: 

To identify patient, community, provider, and system-level factors associated with optimal care quality outcomes for complex cancer survivors (patients with cancer and multiple chronic conditions)

To evaluate dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions in real- world healthcare settings using mixed methods research

Selected Publications: 

Primary care and behavioral health integration in community practices 

Association between primary care visits on colorectal cancer screening outcomes in the era of population health outreach

Achieving Coordinated Care for Patients with Complex Cases of Cancer: A Multi-team System Approach

Learning Evaluation: blending quality improvement and implementation research methods to study healthcare innovations

REACH of Interventions Integrating Primary Care and Behavioral Health

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Frank Bandiera, PhD 

Assistant Professor 

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Research Interests: Tobacco Control, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Health Disparities 

Selected Publications: 

Depressive symptoms predict current e-cigarette use among college students in Texas

Latino and Black smokers in the Health and Retirement Study are more likely to quit: The role of light smoking 

Tobacco-related mortality among persons with mental health and substance abuse problems

Cigarette Smoking and Depressive Symptoms Among Hispanic/Latino Adults: Results From the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)

Secondhand smoke exposure and mental health among children and adolescents

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Jennifer Gonzalez, PhD

Assistant Regional Dean & Associate Professor 

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Research Interests: public health policing, violence prevention, injury epidemiology, elder abuse 

Selected Publications: 

Trends in fighting and violence among adolescents in the United States: Evidence from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2014

Barriers in detecting elder abuse among emergency medical technicians

Mental health of prisoners: identifying barriers to mental health treatment and medication continuity 

Dissecting the complexities of the relationship between police officer-citizen race/ethnicity dyads and less-than-lethal use-of-force 

Reingle Gonzalez, J.M. (in press). Lessons Learned: Career Challenges in Training the next generation of inter-disciplinary health scientists. Pedagogy in Health Promotion.

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Katelyn Jetelina, PhD 

Assistant Professor 

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Research Interests: violence and injury epidemiology, mental and behavioral health, health information technologies 

Selected Publications: 

Dissecting the complexities of the relationship between police officer-citizen race/ethnicity dyads and less-than-lethal use-of-force 

Gradual escalation of use-of-force reduces police officer injury

The association between familial homelessness, aggression, and victimization among children 

An investigation of the relationship between alcohol use and major depressive disorder across Hispanic national groups

Acute alcohol use, history of homelessness, and intent of injury among a sample of adult emergency department patients

Department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences  

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Marlyn Allicock, PhD 

Assistant Professor 

Research Interests: Cancer prevention & control, evaluating evidence based interventions, peer support interventions, health disparities, health communication, tailoring & technology for health promotions & dissemination & implementation research 

Selected Publications: 

Cancer Support Needs for African American Breast Cancer Survivors and Caregivers

Exploring Mediators of Physical Activity in Young Adult Cancer Survivors: Evidence from a Randomized Trial of a Facebook-Based Physical Activity Intervention

Training veterans to provide peer support in a weight-management program: MOVE!

Promoting fruit and vegetable consumption among members of black churches, Michigan and North Carolina, 2008-2010.

The use of motivational interviewing to promote peer-to-peer support for cancer survivors

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Michiko Clutter, PhD

Assistant Professor 

Research Interests: Pediatric asthma self-management, addressing social determinants of health to improve pediatric health outcomes, adolescent health risk behaviors, school-based telehealth, mindful parenting 

Selected Publications: 

Decisional capacity and medication adherence among youth with HIV

Are students with asthma at increased risk for being a victim of bullying in school or cyber space? Findings from the 2011 Florida Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Racial and ethnic differences: Socio-cultural and contextual explanations

A prospective relationship between maternal depressive symptoms and asthma morbidity among inner-city African American children

Medication adherence feedback to improve asthma outcomes among inner-city children: A randomized controlled trial                                                                                                                                                              

Adjunct Faculty 

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Stephen Bishopp, PhD

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 Simon Lee, PhD 

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Caitlin Murphy, PhD

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     Ank Nijhawan, MD

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Jasmin Tiro, PhD 

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Hong Zhu, PhD 

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Campus Highlights

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Thanks to the support of faculty, staff, and students the Dallas Campus raised over $900 to support the UTSPH Houston fund to help faculty, staff, and students affected by Harvey.  

Student Excellence 

Click on the links below to read about the public health accomplishments of some of our students!  

2017 Excellence in Public Health Award from the United States Public Health Service

2017 UTHealth School of Public Health Archer Fellows 

2016-2018 UTHealth School of Public Health National Cancer Institute Fellows

Dallas Campus Student Association

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Name: Joshua Yudkin

Officer Title: President

Program: Epidemiology (PhD) 

Year: 1st Year

Fun Fact: "During my undergraduate studies, I got my EMT license and worked as a medic."

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Name: Sitara Weerakoon

Officer Title: Secretary

Program: Epidemiology (MPH)

Year: 1st Year

Fun Fact: "I studied Public Health in college and I plan on getting my PhD in Epidemiology. My passion in life is definitely Public Health!" 

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Name: Divya Ramdas

Officer Title: Treasurer

Program: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences (MPH)

Year: 1st Year

Fun Fact: "I love cooking and baking, especially when I get stressed out. So hopefully I have people to share the goods with!" 

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Name: Cassie Springer 

Officer Title: International Student Liaison

Program: Customized (MPH)

Year: 1st year

Fun Fact: "I have studied five languages-Arabic, Spanish, Turkish, Japanese, and Czech."

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Name: R. Scott Elrod

Officer Title: Alumni Liaison

Program: Epidemiology (Certificate Program)

Year: 1st Year

Fun Fact: “I did a behavioral health mobile tech startup."

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Name: Chenchita Malolan

Officer Title: Regional/Epidemiology Representative

Program: Epidemiology (MPH)

Year: 1st year

Fun Fact: "I am a huge basketball fan. Go Spurs!!!"

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Name: Amanda Smith

Officer Title: Health Promotion & Behavioral Science Representative 

Program: Health Promotion & Behavioral Science (MPH)

Year: 1st year

Fun Fact: "I grew up in San Antonio and the Spurs will always be my #1 team."

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 Name: Crystal Cazier

 Officer Title: Customized Representative 

 Program: Customized (MPH)

 Year: 2nd year

 Fun Facts: "I graduated from a high school in Nairobi, Kenya.There were more than 15 nationalities represented by our graduating class of 52 people."

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 Name: Jessica Fults

 Officer Title: MD/MPH Representative 

 Program: Customized (MD/MPH)

 Year: 1st year

 Fun Fact: "I am originally from Lebanon, Tennessee, which is the home of Cracker Barrel."

Student resources for the Dallas Campus are administered through The UTSouthwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Getting Started

Upon admission to the Dallas Campus, students will receive the following:

  • ID Card
  • Parking permit
  • Email account through UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston
  • Email account through UTSouthwestern 

Canvas

Canvas is an online system used by faculty to disseminate information quickly and easily to the students. While Canvas is the predominant online system for UTHealth, faculty will inform students if BlackBoard is to be used for the class instead.

Library

Students will have access using their Student ID to the UTSouthwestern Library and the online UTSPH Library.

The following resources are available for students through the library: 

  • Writing Support Services
  • Access to Peer-Reviewed Articles 
  • Ebook download 
  • Inter-library Loan 
  • EndNote Download 

Resources

Students also have access to the following on-campus resources: 

Administration

Bijal Balasubramanian, MBBS, PhD - Bijal.Balasubramanian@UTSouthwestern.edu  
Regional Dean & Associate Professor: 214-648-1080

Student Services 

Jennifer Gonzalez, PhD - Jennifer.Reingle@UTSouthwestern.edu 
Assistant Regional Dean & Associate Professor: 214-648-1519

Kent Long, M.Ed. - Kent.Long@UTSouthwestern.edu 
Academic & Admissions Advisor: 214-648-4290

Molly Patterson, MS - Molly.Patterson@UTSouthwestern.edu 
Academic & Admissions Advisor: 214-645-1831

Connie Carter - Connie.Carter@UTSouthwestern.edu 
Student Affairs Administrative Support: 214-648-1082

Location

The UTHealth School of Public Health in Dallas 

6011 Harry Hines Blvd.,Suite V8.112
Dallas, TX 75390
(214) 648-1080
(214) 648-1081 (FAX)

Located on the campus of UTSouthwestern Medical Center at Dallas, in the UT Southwestern Medical Center of Health Professions Building, 8th Floor.

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