Note from Dallas Campus Dean, Dr. Bijal Balasubramanian

The UTHealth Houston School of Public Health in Dallas is part of the first and largest school of public health in Texas. Since 1998 the Dallas Campus has served North Texas, national, and global communities by training the next generation of public health practitioners, researchers, and leaders to address the important health concerns of today and tomorrow.

We offer master’s degrees in public health, epidemiology, and behavioral sciences/health promotion, as well as dual-degrees with regional educational partners, including a BS-MPH with Austin College in Sherman, TX. In addition to MPH training programs, three doctoral programs are offered in Dallas: PhD in Epidemiology; PhD in Behavioral Sciences; and a DrPH in Health Promotion.

Since our founding, over 410 graduate degrees have been conferred at the Dallas campus including nearly a dozen doctoral degrees. Our campus also offers certificate programs for continuing education opportunities in public health.

Our faculty includes internationally renowned experts in injury and violence prevention, cancer prevention and cancer survivorship, and pediatric population health. Our faculty are also experts in cutting-edge research methods in health care delivery, implementation science, and mixed methods. We are home to the school’s Center for Pediatric Population Health, which supports multidisciplinary research teams conducting studies and programs to improve the health of children and adolescents.

Our students are actively engaged and supported on faculty research studies through which they gain hands-on experience. We partner with community organizations and academic institutions in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and throughout the state on research and service activities. These partnerships provide many practica, theses, and dissertation opportunities for our students

I am very glad that you are considering our school for your public health studies. Our program is designed to challenge you and encourage creative thinking, excellence and innovation. We are committed to seeing you at your best, improved health care and health outcomes for people across the globe. We look forward to helping you achieve your public health education goals.

Bijal A. Balasubramanian, MBBS, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology and Dallas Campus Dean