September 22, 2023
“This study will identify the socio-ecological factors along with family influences and behaviors as key variables to address to improve adolescent and overall family health,” said Fernandez, assistant professor with the Department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences.
September 18, 2023
The goal of the 18-month grant is to bring money management courses to 100 homeless or formerly homeless veterans in San Antonio. Each eight-week session, located on the Haven for Hope campus, brings in a new cohort of veterans and teaches them all the fundamentals of finances, from making a budget to grocery shopping to improving credit scores.
September 5, 2023
“The institution can lead to targeted research, interventions, and policies aimed at improving the health outcomes of marginalized communities,” Branch-Vital stated.
August 24, 2023
The grant, “Navigating the Waters of the US Healthcare System: Improving the Biopsychosocial Health of Fishing Industry Workers,” will support studying the bidirectional relationship between work-related injuries and substance use. The 36-month study will investigate commercial fishermen who face dangerous working conditions, have limited sick leave benefits, and lack preventive healthcare access.
July 24, 2023
“If we can improve healthy relationships, then many other outcomes, in addition to improving sexual and reproductive health outcomes, such as improved mental health and reduced violence, can occur,” Peskin said.
July 24, 2023
The Texas Department of State Health Services serves the population of nearly 30 million Texans. The Academic Health Partnership engages with the state’s first and largest School of Public Health, and its resources across the state, capitalizing on a network established in 1967.
July 18, 2023
A record-setting summer has wreaked havoc across Texas in the form of blistering heat waves. Heat advisories have become common stance as the heat index has shown triple-digit figures since June and expected to continue throughout the remainder of the summer. For Texans, the exposure to the extreme heat warrants caution and deliberate public health consideration, and intervention. Such exposure can exacerbate cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, respiratory, or renal events that can harm health.
July 17, 2023
"I'm incredibly grateful and excited about this opportunity and look forward to gaining practical research experience and implementing data analysis tools under the guidance of the center's leadership," said Bhalerao.
July 12, 2023
“We are delighted to partner with MD Anderson Cancer Center on this important work to improve obesity-prevention behaviors for cancer prevention among Acres Homes residents in Houston, Texas,” said Sharma.
June 30, 2023
Alan Tita, MD, PhD, who received his PhD in public health with a focus on epidemiology from UTHealth Houston School of Public Health in 2007, led the groundbreaking Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy (CHAP) trial, which was recently awarded the prestigious David Sackett Trial of the Year Award from the Society for Clinical Trials.