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Welcome to the UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin Campus!

Established in 2007, we offer graduate level training in public health to Austin and central Texas. Our faculty pursue research in child and adolescent health, chronic disease prevention, and public health policy.

Our Academic Programs

The UTHealth School of Public Health Austin Campus offers the following academic programs:

Our Research Focus

The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living is housed at the Austin Campus.  The Center is one of the preeminent research facilities for child and adolescent health, including a focus on obesity prevention, diet & nutrition, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol. Programs from the Center include the Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH), an evidence-based school obesity prevention program that is in wide use in Texas and the U.S. Another flagship study is the School Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) survey, which documents the rates of obesity and related behaviors in Texas school children. The MSD Center also houses The Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) on Youth and Young Adults.  TCORS provides professional training and scientific research on youth and young adult use of nicotine & tobacco products, and marketing methods targeted to this population in order to inform and support effective, evidence-based regulation of nicotine & tobacco products.


Changing the Future of Texas

The faculty at the Austin Campus bring a wealth of expertise and experience into the classroom. Faculty members are international experts in epidemiology, health promotion, nutrition, tobacco and physical activity. Campus research interests include built environment, international tobacco control, obesity prevention, physical activity measurement, physical activity promotion, public health economics, sugar-sweetened beverages and sustainable foods. UTHealth School of Public Health is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

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The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living is located at the Austin Campus and is affiliated with faculty in Austin, at the main Houston campus and the Brownsville and San Antonio Campuses. The Center for Healthy Living, directed by Deanna Hoelscher, PhD, RD, and co-directed by Steven Kelder, MPH, PhD, has a vision of ‘healthy children in a healthy world’ and a mission to serve as a state, national and international leader in the promotion of healthy living. The Center for Healthy Living seeks to achieve this by the prevention and control of childhood obesity through healthy eating, physical activity, and the promotion of tobacco regulatory control, and healthy living behaviors in youth, policy and environmental change, and professional education and community service.

 Physical Activity          School Health           Family Nutrition

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Tobacco/Alcohol            Health Policy                  Obesity

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We Are the Austin Campus!

We are laid back, fun, friendly, but passionate about what we do here at UTHealth School of Public Health, Austin Campus.


There are currently 20 faculty here at UTSPH-Austin campus. Each one brings passion, guidance, and a wealth of knowledge in the field of public health to our students in Austin and beyond.

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  • Click here to get to know the Austin Campus Faculty and Staff


Our student enrollment in Austin has been growing every year. They come from all over the country and the world and bring a diverse array of experiences and backgrounds to our campus.

2015 Student Association Boat Party



Outdoor Adventures in Austin
Austin is a great place for someone who likes to be outdoors! Check out some of our favorite places to get some fresh air.

Live Music and Performing Arts Venues
Austin is called the “Live Music Capital of The World” for a reason, but the city also has other performing arts experiences to offer as well! Here are some places you can see your favorite band play or discover a local artist.

Food in Austin
If you are a “foodie” than you are in luck, Austin is home to many innovative, new restaurants and tons of food trucks but also you can pick up some great traditional Texas BBQ as well. Check out some restaurant recommendations.

Austin Attractions
Austin has a lot to offer the curious, culture-seeking, and socially inclined! Check out our museums, attractions and social activity ideas here

You are the missing piece

How to Apply

The process for applying is different for each of the degree and non-degree programs we offer here at the Austin Campus. Make sure to complete each step of the process as applications will not be reviewed until all documents are received.

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Click the appropriate link below to begin the application process.

Student Resources


Tosa Nixon
Academic Affairs Coordinator

Kathleen Manuel
Support Assistant

Jayme Wood
Executive Assistant


UTA Building

1616 Guadalupe, Suite 6.300
Austin, TX 78701
Campus Main Phone: 512-482-6160
Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living Phone: 512-482-6170

A UT System parking garage (GUG) is located near the building and metered street parking is also available close to the building.