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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.

Fellows pictured in Capitol Building at desks with American Flag in background.

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.

MD/MPH: The Perfect Match

Group of students celebrating Match Day.

March 18, 2024

Dual-degree students completing their Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Public Health (MPH) at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health reached the pinnacle moment they set their sights on when first entering graduate school.



UTHealth Houston and other dementia researchers share strategies for recruiting diverse people with Alzheimer’s disease for clinical trial

UTHealth Houston and other dementia researchers share strategies for recruiting diverse people with Alzheimer’s disease for clinical trial

March 12, 2024

Recruiting diverse people living with dementia and their caregivers, traditionally an unstudied population, was successful through using electronic health records of patients and engagement with their clinicians at health systems, according to an article with co-lead authors from UTHealth Houston School of Public Health and Wake Forest University School of Medicine.


Springer inducted into Shine Academy

Andrew Springer, DrPH, MPH, with UTHealth Houston School of Public Health has been inducted as a member of the 2024 class of The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, MD, Academy of Health Science Education.

March 7, 2024

This award is presented to faculty to recognize their excellence in teaching excellence and commitment to enhancing health science education.


Reflecting on Why Representation Matters

Headshot of Amanda Valentine with text on right that reads

February 20, 2024

"This month serves as a poignant reminder of how the resilience of those who came before us has paved the way for the progress we see today," said Valentine.




Alumna appointed Dean of School of Public Health and Information Sciences at UofL

Kathryn Cardarelli, PhD, MPH, pictured with text

January 22, 2024

Alumna Kathryn Cardarelli, PhD, MPH, was appointed Dean of the School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) at the University of Louisville.  

Cardarelli, a 2004 UTHealth Houston School of Public Health graduate, succeeds School of Public Health alumnus and former Dean of SPHIS Craig Blakely, PhD, MPH.  


In memoriam: Harold W. (Bill) Kohl III, PhD

Harold W. (Bill) Kohl, III, Professor of Epidemiology at the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health in Austin and Research Professor of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin, died on January 7, 2024.

January 17, 2024

Harold W. (Bill) Kohl III, Professor of Epidemiology at the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health in Austin and Research Professor of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin, died on January 7, 2024. He was regarded as a luminary in public health, epidemiology, and physical activity research. 




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