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Shreela and Vibhu Sharma expand community nutrition and health endowment to include climate health and sustainability

Designed to support pre-doctoral fellows and educational opportunities at UTHealth Houston, the Shreela and Vibhu Sharma Endowment for Excellence in Community Nutrition, Climate Health, and Sustainability, one of many celebrated endowments at the university, has expanded to incorporate environmental matters. Established in 2017 by long-standing university supporters Shreela Sharma, PhD, RDN, LD, and Vibhu Sharma, the endowment recognizes the significance and implications of the environment of community health.

Pictured left to right:  Heather T. Essigmann, PhD, MPH; Morgan Jibowu, MPH ; and Christine Markham, PhD

2024 Teaching Awards

Congratulation's to the 2024 Teaching Award recipients Heather T. Essigmann, PhD, MPH; Morgan Jibowu, MPH ; and Christine Markham, PhD.

Reddy to Analyze the Next Wave of Women's Health

Reddy to Analyze the Next Wave of Women's Health

"What drew me the most is the interdisciplinary nature of Biostatistics. Its applications are so far-reaching and varied," said Reddy.


Shreela and Vibhu Sharma expand community nutrition and health endowment to include climate health and sustainability

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May 21, 2024

Designed to support pre-doctoral fellows and educational opportunities at UTHealth Houston, the Shreela and Vibhu Sharma Endowment for Excellence in Community Nutrition, Climate Health, and Sustainability, one of many celebrated endowments at the university, has expanded to incorporate environmental matters. Established in 2017 by long-standing university supporters Shreela Sharma, PhD, RDN, LD, and Vibhu Sharma, the endowment recognizes the significance and implications of the environment of community health.


2024 Teaching Awards

Pictured left to right:  Heather T. Essigmann, PhD, MPH; Morgan Jibowu, MPH ; and Christine Markham, PhD

May 20, 2024

Congratulation's to the 2024 Teaching Award recipients Heather T. Essigmann, PhD, MPH; Morgan Jibowu, MPH ; and Christine Markham, PhD.



Haidar's Pursuit to Enhance Health Promotion

Haidar's  Pursuit to Enhance Health Promotion

May 13, 2024

"I believe that by intervening early to promote healthy lifestyles, we have the power to positively influence their lifelong health outcomes and significantly alter their life trajectories for the better," said Haidar.  


New research suggests the risk of Mendelian diseases in consanguinity populations

Photo of Assistant Professor Zeynep Coban-Akdemir, Phd, in front of greenery background.

May 9, 2024

A new study co-led by Assistant Professor Zeynep Coban-Akdemir, PhD, at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine uncovered a link between occurrences of complex genetic disorders and inherited disease traits in a Turkish population with increased levels of consanguinity.


Stallings' Passion for Driving Change

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May 8, 2024

Master of Public Health (MPH) student Tony Stallings has spent his time at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health anticipating the start of his career to uplift community health. 


New JD/MPH set to launch in partnership with St. Mary’s University

Staff members pictured in front of classroom.

May 8, 2024

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health is launching a new dual degree program in collaboration with St. Mary’s University. St. Mary’s University was founded in 1852, located in San Antonio. The Doctor of Jurisprudence/Master of Public Health (JD/MPH) program is offered in varying modalities, including online and/or in-person.



Researchers receive 2024 R. Palmer Beasley, MD Faculty Award for Innovation

Shreela Sharma, PhD, RDN, LD; Nalini Ranjit, PhD; and Alexandra van den berg, PhD, MPH, pictured left to right in front of greenery.

May 1, 2024

Congratulations to this year’s 2024 R. Palmer Beasley, MD Faculty Award for Innovation recipients: Shreela Sharma, PhD, RDN, LD professor and vice chair of the Department of Epidemiology; Nalini Ranjit, PhD, associate professor of the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences; and Alexandra van den Berg, PhD, MPH, professor of the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences.



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