University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health Dallas Campus 25th Anniversary

25 Years of Transforming Public Health

The UTHealth School of Public Health Dallas Campus opened its doors 25 years ago with the mission to improve the health of communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, across the state, nation, and worldwide. This year, we celebrate the accomplishments of our campus faculty, students, and staff over the last quarter century and celebrate the imprint they have left on the region. Promoting good health by preventing disease and improving quality of life is our business and our passion. We do this by conducting cutting-edge public health research and by training the next generation of public health leaders. We are proud to forever be connected to the rich history of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex as we serve its communities with dedication.

UTH SPH Dallas 25 Anniversary Collage


Dallas Campus Dean: Dr. Bijal Balasubramanian
Bijal Balasubramanian, MBBS, PhD
Professor and Campus Dean

As the UTHealth School of Public Health Dallas Campus celebrates 25 Years of Transforming Public Health, we invite you on our journey to shape public health’s future in partnership with our communities.

The UTHealth School of Public Health Dallas Campus is part of the first and most prominent schools of public health in Texas, having opened its doors in 1998. We offer master’s degrees in public health, epidemiology, behavioral sciences/health promotion, and dual degrees with regional educational partners. In addition to MPH training programs, we offer three doctoral programs; a PhD in Epidemiology, a PhD in Behavioral Sciences, a DrPH in Health Promotion, and a wide range of certificate programs to address the public health training needs of the DFW and North Texas regions. Since our founding, over 440 graduate degrees have been conferred at the Dallas campus including nearly a dozen doctoral degrees.

Over the next several decades, our foremost goal will be to deepen our footprint further locally, across the state, nationally, and globally. We plan to do this by training the next generation of leaders who will be at the forefront of crafting sustainable solutions for the most critical health concerns of our times. We will do this by valuing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work and we will achieve this by fostering unprecedented collaborations with researchers, practitioners, community leaders, and policymakers.

We are enthusiastic about what the next 25 years and beyond will look like for UTHealth School of Public Health Dallas Campus. We invite you to celebrate with us, explore our campus; and hope you will come along for the journey.

Anniversary Events

We invite you to join us as we celebrate the Dallas campus’s 25th Anniversary. Please take a moment to peruse our yearlong calendar of events.

Lunch & Learn: DSHS Region 2/3 Arlington & UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

July 7

Lunch & Learn: DSHS Region 2/3 Arlington & UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Webex & In Person (2777 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 8400, Dallas, TX 75207)

SPH Dallas Campus 25th Anniversary Closing Ceremony

August 1

SPH Dallas Campus 25th Anniversary Closing Ceremony

Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Klyde Warren Park

Our Campus

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Our Research Program

The Dallas Campus Research Program integrates population/public health and clinical care across the lifespan to improve outcomes, particularly for vulnerable individuals and communities.

Our faculty includes internationally renowned experts in injury and violence prevention, cancer prevention and cancer survivorship, health disparities, social determinants of health, healthy aging, and pediatric population health. Our faculty are also experts in cutting-edge research methods in health care delivery, implementation science, program evaluation, and mixed methods. The research we undertake is the catalyst that engages our communities and our students. Faculty members pursue and build relationships with partners whose vision and standards align with UTHealth School of Public Health Dallas. Together they address the most critical health problems of our times.

The campus is home to two world-class research centers - The Center for Pediatric Population Health and the UTHealth Institute for Implementation Science. These programs provide a competitive and supportive research environment for our faculty and students to engage in cutting-edge research.

UTH SPH Dallas Research Program
Student in bright red shirt talking to professor during commencement

Make a Gift

Please contribute to our continued success.

As a campus, we are looking to the future, to the next 25 years, and beyond. We are passionate about continuing to train the next generation of public health leaders; leaders who will continue our legacy of impacting the world by transforming public health.

Support our campus and students by donating to our Dallas Campus Excellence Fund.

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Share Your Story

Celebrating our 25th anniversary as UTHealth School of Public Health Dallas means celebrating the achievements of our campus, the impact of what we do and why we do it, and looking to the future and how we’ll position our campus there. But we’re also celebrating you. We want to hear your personal stories, how you came to be a part of our campus, how we have benefited you, and your future goals. Please share your story with us so we can celebrate you!

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Dr. Boerwinkle and Dallas campus students