Our Impact

Okechukwu Erinne

Brownsville 20th Anniversary: Okechukwu Erinne

“I applied to UTHealth and picked the Brownsville campus because it looked like they were doing some interesting research, and I had read about Dr. Joseph McCormick and his work in Africa. Just a few days after submitting my application, I got a call from Brownsville, and the faculty there have really welcomed me ever since."

Janet Gutiérrez, DrPH

Gutiérrez honored for her lifetime of leadership as a woman in the radiation safety field

Janet Gutiérrez, DrPH, safety manager over the UTHealth Radiation Safety Program of Environmental Health and Safety, was recognized by the Health Physics Society, the national professional trade organization for radiation safety, for her decades-long commitment to the field.

Lisa Bennett-Mitchell

Brownsville 20th Anniversary: Lisa Mitchell-Bennett

Lisa Mitchell-Bennett’s journey took her around the globe and landed her in the Rio Grande Valley, which she now considers her home. Born in Mexico, she grew up in California, with stints living and working in South and Central America, Europe, Asia and across the US. She arrived at the US-Mexico border after graduate school to work with refugees, planning to stay for a year.

Amier Haidar shows his award

Amier Haidar receives 2021 USPHS Excellence in Public Health Award

Amier Haidar, MD/MPH student with McGovern Medical School, is the recipient of the 2021 United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award.

Brownsville 20th Anniversary: Maira Martinez

Maira Martinez

July 1, 2021

Maira Martinez is a is a PC Specialist and part of the two-person IT team that supports the whole Brownville Regional Campus. With over a hundred and fifty staff, students and faculty and a large community outreach team that are based across a two-county region, Ms. Martinez keeps very busy supporting the work of the campus.

Alumni Shelby Johnson leads Houston HIV Prevention Symposium

Shelby Johnson

June 25, 2021

On April 30, Shelby Johnson, Public Health Project Coordinator at the Baylor College of Medicine-Houston AIDS Education Training Center (AETC) and UTHealth School of Public Health alumni, facilitated and moderated the HIV Prevention Symposium: Innovative Approaches to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), an all-day virtual event.

UTHealth School of Public Health in the top 25 schools of public health nation-wide, as ranked by US News and World Report

UTHealth School of Public Health Logo

June 18, 2021

We are pleased to announce that UTHealth School of Public Health is ranked in the top 25 schools of public health in the nation, as reported by the US News and World Report. This ranking places UTHealth School of Public Health as the number 1 school of public health in Texas. It is through the hard work put in by our faculty and staff that this achievement is possible.

Alumni Spotlight: Ruth Sanchez

Ruth Sanchez

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.

SWCOEH NIOSH trainee Jennifer Ish to present abstract at ISEE 2021

June 10, 2021

Jennifer Ish, MS, a SWCOEH NIOSH trainee in Occupational Epidemiology, will present her abstract at the 33rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE 2021), held Aug. 23-26 as a virtual conference, hosted by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Why mentoring matters

This video is part of our mentor/mentee series for UTHealth Alumni Campaign.

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.

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