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Gabriela Gallegos pictured clapping at Triathlon.

Safeguarding Triathletes 

Associate Professor of Management, Policy & Community Health, Gabriela Gallegos, JD, MPP, serves on the executive board of World Triathlon, the international governing body for the sport of Triathlon and all related multisport, where she plays a critical role in setting policy for the sport and organization.

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2024 Archer Fellows Head to Washington DC

Four UTHealth Houston School of Public Health students were selected as 2024 Archer Fellows: Amber Barrow, Stephany Bauer, Elizabeth Nguyen, and Lawrence Robinson. While still early in their fellowship, we connected with each UTHealth Houston School of Public Health fellow to learn what they look forward to during their time in DC and are eager to hearing more about their experiences with the Archer Fellowship.  

Samiran Ghosh in front of Holistic Garden with hanging trees and greenery.

Ghosh Inducted as a 2024 Fellow of the American Statistical Association

Professor Samiran Ghosh, PhD, has been inducted as a 2024 fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), a prestigious distinction for statisticians who advance the field of statistical science. 

Shreela Sharma, PhD, RDN, LD; Nalini Ranjit, PhD; and Alexandra van den berg, PhD, MPH, pictured left to right in front of greenery.

Researchers receive 2024 R. Palmer Beasley, MD Faculty Award for Innovation

Congratulations to this year’s 2024 R. Palmer Beasley, MD Faculty Award for Innovation recipients: Shreela Sharma, PhD, RDN, LD professor and vice chair of the Department of Epidemiology; Nalini Ranjit, PhD, associate professor of the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences; and Alexandra van den Berg, PhD, MPH, professor of the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences.

Stallings' Passion for Driving Change

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May 8, 2024

Master of Public Health (MPH) student Tony Stallings has spent his time at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health anticipating the start of his career to uplift community health. 


New JD/MPH set to launch in partnership with St. Mary’s University

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May 8, 2024

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health is launching a new dual degree program in collaboration with St. Mary’s University. St. Mary’s University was founded in 1852, located in San Antonio. The Doctor of Jurisprudence/Master of Public Health (JD/MPH) program is offered in varying modalities, including online and/or in-person.






Nearly $4 Million Awarded for Adolescent Cancer Research

Headshots of Assistant Professor Paula Cuccaro, PhD; Professor Ross Shegog, PhD; and Associate Professor Lara Savas, PhD, from left to right.

April 12, 2024

Assistant Professor Paula Cuccaro, PhD; Professor Ross Shegog, PhD; and Associate Professor Lara Savas, PhD, were awarded $3,996,163 from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to develop adolescent cancer prevention research. These awards were part of a $100 million grant to continue Texas's initiatives to build cancer research and represent the country's most significant state initiative to combat cancer.  



The Buzz on Genome Editing

Photo of Victor Lopez del Amo sitting in front of microscope in lab.

March 25, 2024

Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes such as malaria, Zika, and dengue pose significant global public health concerns. Researchers at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health are responding by launching a novel mosquito vivarium to develop genetic strategies for controlling these diseases.  




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