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School of Public Health Alumnus, Cheryl Camin Murray, JD, to Serve as Dallas Bar Association President (Photo Provided by: Camin Murray)

Alumni Highlight: Cheryl Camin Murray, JD

School of Public Health Alumnus, Cheryl Camin Murray, JD, to Serve as Dallas Bar Association President

Common genetic variants associated with BMI in middle-aged people result in a higher risk for cardiovascular disease in people born after 1960

Common genetic variants associated with BMI in middle-aged people result in a higher risk for cardiovascular disease in people born after 1960

The researchers analyzed four birth cohorts spanning three generations of the Framingham Heart Study, starting from birth before 1932 and birth after 1960. Their work concluded that there was a larger effect of a higher genetic predisposition to obesity, as modeled by a genetic risk score, on BMI in people born more recently compared to almost a century ago.

Center for Health Equity launches at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Center for Health Equity Launches at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

The Center for Health Equity will create, advance, and sustain research opportunities spanning the continuum of care to improve understanding of disease and health disparities, including the structural, behavioral, environmental, social, economic, and health literacy factors related to the prevention and control of chronic disease across the lifespan.

Alexander Testa, PhD, assistant professor at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health in San Antonio

Testa on, "The Contribution of Criminal Justice Systems to Reproductive Health Disparities" in the American Journal of Public Health

Alexander Testa, PhD, assistant professor at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health in San Antonio reviews recent research showing that policing is failing to protect and serve Black communities, and that collaboration between the public health community and law enforcement is important for creating more equitable policing.


Common genetic variants associated with BMI in middle-aged people result in a higher risk for cardiovascular disease in people born after 1960

Common genetic variants associated with BMI in middle-aged people result in a higher risk for cardiovascular disease in people born after 1960

February 7, 2023

The researchers analyzed four birth cohorts spanning three generations of the Framingham Heart Study, starting from birth before 1932 and birth after 1960. Their work concluded that there was a larger effect of a higher genetic predisposition to obesity, as modeled by a genetic risk score, on BMI in people born more recently compared to almost a century ago.


Center for Health Equity Launches at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Center for Health Equity launches at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

February 1, 2023

The Center for Health Equity will create, advance, and sustain research opportunities spanning the continuum of care to improve understanding of disease and health disparities, including the structural, behavioral, environmental, social, economic, and health literacy factors related to the prevention and control of chronic disease across the lifespan.










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