May 25, 2023
"The training I received in these areas, along with doctoral-level methodology courses in epidemiology, demography, biostatistics, and health economics, provided me with a strong intellectual foundation and the necessary skills to design and conduct rigorous research studies; the ability to implement interventions in diverse community settings," Beech explained.
May 25, 2023
Restrepo's development of a low-cost tool to detect DR TB will drastically improve the process of identifying strains of TB, leading to faster treatment to stop the spread of tuberculosis that threaten communities.
May 25, 2023
Mental health is a growing concern for clinicians and researchers. As we observe Mental Health Awareness Month, we must understand the scope of these issues contributing to the events ailing our communities.
May 17, 2023
The R. Palmer Beasley, MD Faculty Award for Innovation is an endowment at UTHealth Houston established with a philanthropic gift from Palmer Beasley, MD, in 2012. Beasley was dean of UTHealth Houston School of Public Health from 1987-2004. Beasley, internationally recognized for his research on the causal link between the hepatitis B virus and liver cancer, dedicated his career to epidemiology, public health leadership, and global health research and training. This endowment supports awards to faculty members whose work exemplifies innovative research in public health.
May 16, 2023
May 15, 2023
Being exposed to a barrage of media reports after a tragedy can result in acute stress. Psychological effects can have long-lasting consequences, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, and major depressive disorders.
May 10, 2023
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected 12 applicants that will each establish a Regional Food Business Center. UTHealth Houston School of Public Health Center for Community Health Impact has partnered with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and other Texas and New Mexico organizations to lead the Rio Grande Colonias USDA Regional Food Business Center over the next five years.
May 9, 2023
The following awards are based on nominations and a formal voting process to select each award recipient. Teaching awards are selected by students; Faculty & Staff awards are voted on by internal employees.
May 4, 2023
Testa explains that “an overreliance on prisons and more severe sentences” since the 1970’s has caused “a ‘graying’ of the prison population. Currently, 1-in-5 (more than 250,000) persons incarcerated in prisons in 2020 were over 50 years of age; estimates project this number will rise to 1-in-3 by 2030.”
April 19, 2023
Research showed that children spent less time in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and more time under shade as the temperature increased. “Children are spending more time than ever indoors, they are missing out on the positive effects of nature on their physical and mental health.”