The El Paso Experience

The El Paso experience

UTHealth School of Public Health in El Paso is located less than a mile from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The school has trained many public health professionals in the area.The campus encompasses over 4,700 sq. ft. and houses a computer lab, two dedicated classrooms, a reading room, and several research offices. The unique location of the campus offers the opportunity to focus on health problems that affect over two million people living along the largest metropolis of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Consistent with the school’s mission we strive to:

  • Improve public health and public health practice in this region
  • Conduct applied research
  • Focus on assessing local public health problems
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of local programs
  • Develop new approaches to solve local problems

Faculty members bring expertise and experiences into the classroom based on local situations, statistics, and field experiences as part of their involvement assisting local public health agencies. Many projects are multidisciplinary in nature and include collaborations with the Centers for Disease Control, Pan American Health Organization, The University of Texas at El Paso and other universities.