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August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which is held to observe the importance and need for education about vaccines.

National Immunization Awareness Month

Those administering vaccines should address hesitancies some may have by holding “respectful conversations...address any misinformation; share the benefits of vaccines, curate honest information, and rebuild the trust that has been lost in science and public health,” says Paula Cuccaro, PhD. 

Tami-Maury's team survey's attendees at Houston Pride Festival

Researchers participate and survey LGBTQ+ Community at Houston Pride Festival

“We’re there to get a pulse on the population’s health behaviors so that we can adjust our healthcare programs to responds the needs of the LGBTQ+ population,” says Irene Tami-Maury, DMD, DrPH, MSc assistant professor with the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences.

Whigham serves on organizing committee for NASEM Roundtable

Whigham serves on organizing committee for NASEM Roundtable

The upcoming workshop will focus on the relevance and impact of power within communities in the context of the intersection of obesity with structural racism, bias and stigma, and health communication. 

Sharma & McPherson awarded $1.1 million grant to address emerging local health disparities

Sharma & McPherson awarded $1.1 million grant to address emerging local health disparities

The project’s goal is to advance equity, elevate the roles of Community Health Workers (CHWs), and create new workforce development opportunities for CHWs, through the efforts of the Health Equity Collective (HEC). 

National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which is held to observe the importance and need for education about vaccines.

August 10, 2022

Those administering vaccines should address hesitancies some may have by holding “respectful conversations...address any misinformation; share the benefits of vaccines, curate honest information, and rebuild the trust that has been lost in science and public health,” says Paula Cuccaro, PhD. 


Researchers participate and survey LGBTQ+ Community at Houston Pride Festival

Tami-Maury's team survey's attendees at Houston Pride Festival

July 22, 2022

“We’re there to get a pulse on the population’s health behaviors so that we can adjust our healthcare programs to responds the needs of the LGBTQ+ population,” says Irene Tami-Maury, DMD, DrPH, MSc assistant professor with the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences.




Emery designated as a ‘legend’ by national campus safety organization

Emery designated as a ‘legend’ by national campus safety organization

July 18, 2022

Emery, known on campus and by his peers as “Safety Bob,” attains such status by meeting certain criteria. CSHEMA members must have more than 25 years of experience in their field, and they must share their insights on leadership, management, safety policy, and career path with others.


Linder appointed to Board of Environmental Change and Society (BECS) of the National Academy of Sciences

Stephen H. Linder, PhD, professor with the Department of Management, Policy, and Community Health, appointment to the Board on Environmental Change and Society (BECS) of the National Academy of Sciences

July 12, 2022

The National Academy of Sciences is one of three National Academies, including the Academies of Engineering, and of Medicine, chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1863 to provide independent scientific advice to Congress and the Federal government.  It is the nation’s premier source of scientific guidance for government, conducting expert consultations, consensus studies, roundtables and workshops to report on the state of the science, principally at the request of policymakers.


Fernandez Elected to Global Implementation Society Board of Directors

Maria E. Fernandez. PhD

July 7, 2022

María E. Fernández, PhD, the Lorne Bain Distinguished Professorship in Public Health and Director of Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, was recently elected to the Global Implementation Society (GIS) Board of Directors, joining an esteemed cohort of internationally recognized leaders in implementation science.






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