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ADVOCATING FOR A HIGHER
QUALITY OF LIFE

A degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health provides you with the critical foundation for launching a career on the front lines of public health. At our Austin campus, we focus on the small opportunities for change in the way people live their lives on a day-to-day basis, knowing that one small step to make someone healthier today has the potential to affect the health of whole families, neighborhoods and cities in the future. With classes led by international experts, and proximity to the heart of Texas’ state government, this is where you learn to balance global perspective with local impact.

Build a career that makes a difference. 

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AREAS OF STUDY


Tailor your degree to complement your career goals and build your knowledge and expertise in a specific area of study.

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COVID-19 RESPONSE


Working with community partners, local government, and health care organizations to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

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REVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH


Work alongside faculty to address urgent public health matters through world-class research and community projects.

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  • TexasCARES REPORT

    About 75% of Texans have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, according to one of the world's largest COVID-19 antibody surveys

    “Texas CARES data revealed to us that fully vaccinated participants showed significantly higher antibody levels than those with a natural infection only,” said Eric Boerwinkle, PhD, dean of the School of Public Health.

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  • SCHOOL RANKING

    UTHealth School of Public Health ranked top among academic programs shaping public health workforce

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health is one of the top universities in the nation responsible for training the bulk of today’s public health academic leaders, according to a recently released independent analysis.

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    Photo from the School's 50th anniversary celebration in 2019.
  • NIH GRANT

    $5 million awarded to reduce COVID-19 disparities

    To help reduce COVID-19-related health disparities in vulnerable populations in Texas, a team of researchers led by UTHealth will identify disease hotspots and testing deserts in three racially diverse areas, and then develop and evaluate intervention strategies to increase COVID-19 testing.Emily Wei works in the California Department of Public Health in the Office of Health Equity and shares her experience in the industry.

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    Workers at drive-thru COVID testing sites prepare their workstation
  • SEE OUR IMPACT

    Fighting back against the vaping epidemic among youth

    As e-cigarette use by young people reaches epidemic proportions, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct the first-ever assessment on the long-term results of a nationwide nicotine vaping prevention program for youth called CATCH My Breath.

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    Steven H. Kelder, PhD, MPH
  • SEE OUR IMPACT

    Mapping the spread of COVID-19 in Texas

    A working team of faculty, staff and students recently launched a visualization dashboard which provides real-time data analytics to monitor COVID-19 spread in the state of Texas.

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    An image of the world made to look like the outline of a coronavirus. (Image is Creative Commons)
  • STUDYING DURING A PANDEMIC 

    Spotlight on Sierra Castedo de Martell, MPH 

    Sierra Castedo de Martell, a Behavioral Sciences PhD student at the Austin campus shares how COVID-19 is shaping her studies and changing her perspective on public health work.

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    Sierra sits in her home office/nursery, holding her infant son.
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