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Located in the world’s largest medical center, Houston’s campus offers the opportunity to learn from leading experts across healthcare fields for a public health education like nowhere else.

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Home to diverse communities that reflect the future population of the US, students at the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston are uniquely positioned to gain hands-on experience on local projects with national significance. Our faculty are pioneering radical solutions for imminent public health problems and provide the tools and resources that will push you to think critically and creatively both in and out of the classroom. This is where academic rigor meets real-world application.

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

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Connect with experiences and research established by our long-standing collaborations, and continue to build your professional network.

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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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    Connecting researchers with biospecimens and related data

    Through The University of Texas System Health Biobank (UTSHB) Consortium, investigators from eight UT institutions can view information related to participants and biospecimens collected by participating investigators at member institutions.

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    The biobank platform is open to all faculty, students, and staff at participating UT institutions. Graphic by Rogelio Castro.
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    Changing the perception of HPV-related cancers

    The study by UTHealth School of Public Health researchers was the first to compare and categorize contemporary national trends in incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus, a type of anal cancer caused by HPV, by stage at diagnosis, year of birth, and mortality.

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    UTHealth School of Public Health researchers from left to right: Ryan Suk, MS; Ashish Deshmukh, PhD, MPH; and Kalyani Sonawane, PhD. Photo by Maricruz Kwon.
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    Addressing community concerns regarding coronavirus

    In response to increasing concerns of 2019-nCoV (coronavirus), public health experts from regional counties, the state and UTHealth School of Public Health gathered on Wednesday, Feb. 5, to discuss what is known, unknown and what to anticipate about this new strain of coronavirus.

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    An employee models PPE. Photo by Aaron Nieto.
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    Reaching out to historically underrepresented populations for 2020 census

    Faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are joining forces with the U.S. Census Bureau, community health workers, and local organizations to launch a collaborative campaign in the El Paso region.

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    L to R: Kristina Mena, PhD; El Paso Mayor Dee Margo; Louis Brown, PhD; Denise Vasquez, MPH; and Sylvia Hernando. Photo by UTHealth.
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    Keeping dairy workers safe through health literacy

    Anabel Rodriquez, MPH is a research coordinator working on improving occupational health and safety among dairy workers and logging machine operators, and is the recipient of the 2019 Individual Health Literacy Hero Award from the Bexar County Health Collaborative.

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    Anabel Rodriquez, MPH
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    Preventing and caring for HIV in homeless youth

     Alexis Sims, a doctoral student in health promotion and behavioral sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, has been awarded a $100,000 supplemental research grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate HIV prevention and care in homeless youth.

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    Alexis Sims, MPH
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    Meeting the public health education needs of the Permian Basin community

    UTHealth School of Public Health and the University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) College of Business have partnered to provide graduate students with the opportunity to earn a Graduate Certificate in Public Health while simultaneously earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) beginning Spring 2020.

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    UTHealth School of Public Health Dean Eric Boerwinkle, PhD, UTPB President Dr. Sandra Woodley
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    Conducting needs assessments and "meeting people where they are"

    UTHealth School of Public Health researchers work to bridge that gap between what intervention programs offer versus what's needed by creating programs based on input from the individuals who have lived the experiences. 

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    Vanessa Schick, PhD; and J. Michael Wilkerson, PhD, MPH
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    Alumnus appointed to Texas Radiation Advisory Board

     Dr. William “Will” Pate, was appointed to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board (TRAB) and will remain in this position until the end of his term on April 16, 2023. Dr. Pate is one of 10 Texas professionals appointed to this board.

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    William Pate
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    Leading data collection effort aimed at reducing teen pregnancy

    The data collection effort, expected to take six months, is the second part of a yearlong planning phase to address the issue of pregnancy prevention among children in foster care. Melissa Peskin, PhD, associate professor with UTHealth School of Public Health, will lead the effort.

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    Dr. Markham works with community partner. Photo by Aaron Nieto.
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    Understanding how one dose of the HPV vaccine may prevent infection

    A new study revealed that one dose of the HPV vaccine may prevent infection from the potential cancer-causing virus, according to research published in JAMA Network Open by UTHealth School of Public Health researchers.

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    Study authors Ashish Deshmukh, PhD, MPH; and Kalyani Sonawane, PhD. Photo by Maricruz Kwon.
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    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
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