Our Impact

Alumna Lori Boies, MPH

Working in Public Health: Lori Boies, MPH

Lori Boies, a student at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in the online Epidemiology Master of Public Health program, conducted her practicum in fall 2020 remotely with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Texas Syndromic Surveillance System under Mr. Linc Allen. 

Dr. Miryoung Lee

Brownsville 20th Anniversary: Dr. Miryoung Lee

Dr. Miyoung Lee says the people at the Brownsville campus are its greatest asset. “It was a big change moving from Ohio to Texas. I grew up near the mountains in South Korea, and always enjoyed being in the outdoors in Ohio as well, hiking and trail running in the forest, even in winter."

Brownsville 20th Anniversary Feature: Dianey Perez

Brownsville 20th Anniversary Feature: Dianey Perez

When Dianey Perez was growing up, she saw first had the contrasts between life in the Rio Grande Valley and life “up north” where she and her parents spent every spring and summer as migrant farmworkers.

Zhiling “Willa” Wu, ESL training specialist (training specialist II) | Avatar used in lieu of headshot

Meet the Librarians: Part 2

Meet the Librarians is a two-part introduction to the staff at the School of Public Health Library and Graduate Communication Center. Part two  features Zhiling “Willa” Wu, ESL training specialist II, Kelsey Koym, liaison librarian for the Texas Medical Center Library and the UTHealth School of Public Health Library, and Patricia Ann McEvoy-Jamil, academic writing specialist.  

Austin campus alumni leading the charge for improving childhood health through CATCH Global Foundation

Duncan Van Dusen, MPH

November 9, 2020

After success in FinTech, Duncan Van Dusen sought out the School of Public Health at the age of 36 looking to apply his skills to public service. The Austin campus’ regional dean at the time suggested he reach out to Dr. Steve Kelder, professor, and now-associate regional dean. It turned out to be the start of a 14 year-and-counting collaboration, which has led to the establishment of CATCH Global Foundation, and on November 10, the publication of Van Dusen’s book When Are We Going to Teach Health?

Alumna profile: Emily Wei

Alumna profile: Emily Wei

August 20, 2020

I was born and raised in Northern California. I went to the University of California, Berkeley for my undergraduate degree and majored in cognitive science. After graduating, I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do, so I worked in different industries. During that time, I found that I was drawn to health care, particularly the people and the work environment.

Students named public health ambassadors to the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

Emily Gordon

August 4, 2020

This is Public Health (TIPH) Ambassadors represent the This Is Public Health brand and 30 ASPPH member institutions. Nominated by their institutions, students who participate as Ambassadors help raise awareness about the field of public health by leading virtual events, taking over the TIPH social media accounts, and planning activities for K-16 students to grow interest in public health education and careers. ASPPH launched the TIPH Ambassador program in 2017.

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