School of Public Health COVID-19 Research, Programs and Media

John “Wesley” McWhorter, DrPH, MS, RDN, LD, CSCS

Pivoting in the Pandemic: Making Culinary Medicine Accessible and Engaging

John “Wesley” McWhorter, DrPH, MS, RDN, LD, CSCS with the DrPH coalition for the de Beaumont Foundation discusses how the pandemic exacerbated longstanding food challenges, and how his team pivoted to better serve their classes and communities. 

Woman and daughter sit in the post-vaccination waiting area at Fair Park in Dallas.

5 things to keep in mind when comparing Dallas and Denton’s COVID vaccine efforts

It’s easy to be jealous of Denton’s massive inoculation event. But there is a lot of context to keep in mind evaluating the Fair Park and Texas Motor Speedway sites. Dean Eric Boerwinkle, PhD, speaks with the Dallas Morning News about different vaccine distribution methods being tested in Texas—and how they’re all worth exploring.

Reflecting on the coronavirus one year later

Reflecting on the coronavirus one year later

One year ago, on Feb. 5, 2020, Bob Emery, DrPH, School of Public Health faculty member and UTHealth vice president of Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management, convened and moderated a panel of regional experts on the topic of a dynamic and nascent emergency, the novel coronavirus epidemic.

Dr. Nayak administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Janice Beecham. Photo provided by Parkland Hospital.

UTHealth School of Public Health alumni and Parkland doctor reunites with first patient who survived COVID-19

Robert Beecham credits Dr. Satyam Nayak with helping him beat COVID-19. When it was Beecham’s turn to get the vaccine, Nayak did the honors.

State and local officials emphasize vaccine’s critical role in crushing COVID-19

Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Cody Duty/UTHealth)

January 25, 2021

In one of the Houston neighborhoods hit hardest by the coronavirus, state and local public officials, together with leaders from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The University of Texas System, gathered at UT Physicians Multispecialty-Jensen on Saturday, Jan. 23, to encourage everyone to roll up their sleeves and receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Studying public health during a pandemic

Sierra Castedo de Martell and Brianna

July 20, 2020

See how our summer semester students are learning to tackle the public health problems of today and tomorrow from their home classrooms. This the first of a two-part series. We’ll be checking in with another group of students in the next few weeks.

Planes, trains and automobiles: reducing the risks of traveling this summer

A photograph of a family loading luggage into a car. The photo is by Getty Images.

June 12, 2020

After enduring more than two months of quarantine, businesses and institutions are reopening, spurring summer travel plans to satisfy the urge to escape confinement. But is it safe to travel with the threat of COVID-19 still lingering? Experts at UT Physicians and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) weigh in on how to reduce the risks of traveling and make health-conscious decisions as we plot out the summer.

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