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UTHealth School of Public Health
Brownsville Campus 20 years and beyond

    


Leading public health
in the valley

2021 marked the 20th anniversary of the The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health's Brownsville campus. We're celebrating by bringing together the students, faculty and staff that are leading the charge to improve the health of the Rio Grande Valley and sharing their stories leading up to this year and beyond.


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Get to know our campus community

We're sharing stories the stories of those who work and study at the Brownsville Campus. 

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Dianey Perez

When Dianey Perez was growing up, she saw first-hand the contrasts between life in the Rio Grande Valley and life “up north” where she and her parents spent every spring and summer as migrant farmworkers.

Read more of Dianey's story >

Dianey Perez


Maria Elena Rodriguez

     

Maria Elena Rodriguez

Maria Elena Rodriguez is a Senior Administrative Coordinator at the Brownsville Regional Campus. This month, Rodriguez sits down and talks to us about her life’s journey and how it lead to UTHealth School of Public Health at Brownsville.

Read more of Maria Elena's story >

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20th Anniversary Speaker Series

Speaker series #4

Watch the fourth Brownsville Campus 20th Anniversary Speaker Series event, "Salud y Vida Program — Improving Diabetes Management in the RGV," featuring Belinda Reininger, DrPH, Regional Dean; Mary Valencia, Clinic Director Rio Grande State Center; Alma Martinez, Coordinator Educational Programs; and Juliana Lopez, Project Manager.

   

    

Speaker Series #3

Watch the third Brownsville Campus 20th Anniversary Speaker Series event,"The elderly, diabetes & tuberculosis: Lessons from studying these vulnerable populations," presented by Dr. Blanca Restrepo.

   

    

Speaker series #2

Watch the second Brownsville Campus 20th Anniversary Speaker Series event, "Using a community-academic framework to address maternal and child health outcomes in the RGV: the Healthy Families Framework," featuring Gabriela Calzada RN, BSN; Divya Patel, PhD; Jesus Peña, MEd; Melissa Valerio-Shewmaker.

   

    

Speaker series #1

Watch the first Brownsville Campus 20th Anniversary Speaker Series event, "The Impact of COVID-19 on Border Communities: Spread, Control, Diagnosis, Prevention and Research," presented by Drs. Joseph McCormick and Susan Fischer-Hoch.

See future events on the School of Public Health calendar, using the Brownsville campus filter.   

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Want to give back?

We're celebrating 20 years of leading public health in the valley by paving the way for future public health leaders.

Our Brownsville Endowed Fund will create scholarships for students local to the Rio Grande Valley area.

Learn more on our Giving Page.

   

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