Why teach here? 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health is part of one of the world’s most prestigious academic systems, the University of Texas System (UT System), where population health is a key priority. Thanks to the geographic and cultural diversity of Texas, our school is able to support and enhance a wide range of subject matter interests, and faculty members have access to community, government and scientific contact networks across the state to help facilitate their research.

Join us in addressing health outcomes in Texas and across the world.

“In starting here, I initiated new projects highlighting the cultural diversity of Texas. It's a reaction to the triple crisis our nation’s in—COVID-19 pandemic, economic fallout, and reckoning with racism. If these factors are addressed within organizations, by managers, then we are on a really great path to recovery in this country.” – Gordon Shen, PhD

“Contributing to a six-campus structure is beneficial and rewarding. I have colleagues who are international experts in each area of public health. Although we are large and diverse, we function as one faculty body statewide. It is wonderful to be able to provide so many resources to students here at the El Paso campus.” – Kristina Mena, PhD

“UTHealth is the only public health school in the nation utilizing a teaching kitchen and holistic garden to pioneer nutrition education. I love being a part of the effort to make nutrition delicious and accessible.” – Wesley McWhorter, DrPH

“Our San Antonio campus is the only public health campus in this growing city of 2 million residents. Faculty and students have the unique opportunity to lead public health efforts here.” – Jack Tsai, PhD

Faculty have a major role in the governance of the school and university, helping to shape and guide the strategic growth of the institution. Faculty also enjoy a collaborative work environment that supports diversity, equity and inclusion in a dynamic learning and research environment. At the school level, we offer mentoring programs for faculty, research support, and teaching/instructional design resources, as well as training for new investigators and several leadership programs.

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If you’re interested in joining our team or need more information on the opportunities available, please reach out via email.

Melissa A. Valerio-Shewmaker, PhD
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs