June 16, 2021
Ruth Sanchez, MD, MPH is a graduate from UTHealth School of Public Health’s Austin campus. As a dual-degree MD/MPH student, she was able to share courses between her MD and MPH programs, finishing both degrees faster together than if she had completed them separately.
May 27, 2021
Alanna Morrison, PhD, FAHA, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences and director of the Human Genetics Center, has been selected to receive the 2020 President’s Scholar Award for Excellence in Research.
May 27, 2021
Roger Williams is a Houston-based Master of Public Health Epidemiology student. During the summer of 2020, he conducted two separate remote practicums: one project with Ethne Health Community Clinic under Dr. Robert Contino and the second with Harvard Medical School under Dr. Molly Franke.
May 25, 2021
We're highlighting the mentor and mentee relationship between alumnus, Dr. Kimberly Pounds, and current student, Brianna Lewis, MHCA. Dr. Kimberly Pounds graduated with her DrPH in Health Promotion/Health Education in 2002 and currently serves as an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Assessment and Outreach Programs at Texas Southern University. Bri Lewis, MHCA, is currently a DrPH student in the Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences program. She currently serves as a Project Specialist and Research Coordinator II at UTHealth as well.
May 7, 2021
Courtney Dezendorf, MEd, serves as the Director of the Office of Practice and Learning with the Texas Department of State Health Services. At the beginning of the pandemic, it became clear that statewide contact tracing will be needed. The Texas DSHS partnered with the UTHealth School of Public Health to help staff the statewide Contact Tracing Program, with Courtney leading the charge.
May 5, 2021
Dr. Baojiang Chen, Dr. Anna Wilkinson and Travis Teague, MPH, CPH, are the recipients of the 2021 Teaching Awards. Recipients are nominated and voted on by the student body.
May 4, 2021
Maria Elena Rodriguez is a Senior Administrative Coordinator at the Brownsville Regional Campus. This month, Rodriguez sits down and talks to us about her life’s journey and how it lead to UTHealth School of Public Health at Brownsville.
April 30, 2021
Rosandra Daywalker, MD was awarded a full scholarship to attend the 2021 American Occupational Health Conference. The AOHC, which will be held virtually May 2-5, is the premier professional meeting for physicians and other health professionals who have an interest in the fields of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM).
April 19, 2021
Elena Luna, MPH, CPH, is tackling chronic disease head on. Struggling to find funding for her work with the Latinx population, Elena applied to the state-wide Gunnin Fellowship and won.
April 12, 2021
Paola Vidal joined UTHealth School of Public Health at Brownsville in fall 2020 and is pursuing an MPH in Epidemiology. Vidal sat down to share her experience at the Brownsville campus during the pandemic and how it didn’t diminish her passion for public health.