Our Impact

Photo of two nurses preparing for drive-thru testing at UT Physicians-Victory. Photo by Maricruz Kwon, UTHealth.

$5 million NIH grant awarded to reduce COVID-19-related disparities in vulnerable populations

To help reduce COVID-19-related health disparities in vulnerable populations in Texas, a multi-institutional team of researchers led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will identify disease hotspots and testing deserts in three racially diverse areas, and then develop and evaluate intervention strategies to increase COVID-19 testing.

Photo of UTHealth researchers and physicians, from left, Luis Ostrosky, MD; Bela Patel, MD; and Henry Wang, MD, MPH, are leading clinical trials on COVID-19. (Photo by Maricruz Kwon/UTHealth)

First Houston post-coronavirus clinic part of new UTHealth COVID-19 Center of Excellence

Bringing together expertise and access to the best clinical care, research trials, discovery science, and public health knowledge, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has established the UTHealth COVID-19 Center of Excellence.

LaborDay Septermber Baker Ripley

Getting the word out: Working with community partners to build a pandemic communication strategy

People obtain information about important issues in different ways—it’s a fact that teams with UTHealth School of Public Health’s Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences confront constantly in their research programs and community outreach.

Cannell receives leadership award for elder abuse and neglect detection tool

Cannell receives leadership award for elder abuse and neglect detection tool

Brad Cannell, PhD, MPH, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Dallas, has been selected for the Academy of International Mobile Healthcare Integration’s Leadership in Integrated Healthcare Award.

Alumna profile: Emily Wei

Alumna profile: Emily Wei

August 20, 2020

I was born and raised in Northern California. I went to the University of California, Berkeley for my undergraduate degree and majored in cognitive science. After graduating, I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do, so I worked in different industries. During that time, I found that I was drawn to health care, particularly the people and the work environment.

Students named public health ambassadors to the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

Emily Gordon

August 4, 2020

This is Public Health (TIPH) Ambassadors represent the This Is Public Health brand and 30 ASPPH member institutions. Nominated by their institutions, students who participate as Ambassadors help raise awareness about the field of public health by leading virtual events, taking over the TIPH social media accounts, and planning activities for K-16 students to grow interest in public health education and careers. ASPPH launched the TIPH Ambassador program in 2017.

Transforming the health of El Paso through triathlon

Gabriela Gallegos, JD, MPP

July 23, 2020

From the moment she finished her first triathlon, Gabriela Gallegos was hooked. The sense of joy that washed over her as she achieved her goal was “transformative,” says Gallegos, who joined the faculty of UTHealth School of Public Health in El Paso in February.

Studying public health during a pandemic

Sierra Castedo de Martell and Brianna

July 20, 2020

See how our summer semester students are learning to tackle the public health problems of today and tomorrow from their home classrooms. This the first of a two-part series. We’ll be checking in with another group of students in the next few weeks.

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