Center for Health Equity


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Xue selected for the 2024 Sharma Fellowship

Xue selected for the 2024 Sharma Fellowship

October 30, 2023

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health doctoral candidate Che (Qi) Xue was selected as the 2024 Sharma Fellow, supported by the Shreela and Vibhu Sharma Endowed Fund for Excellence in Community Nutrition, Health, and Wellness.

Food is Medicine in Texas

Picture of fruits and vegetables.

October 16, 2023

Food is Medicine in recent history is being defined as a set of interventions that include the provision of healthy food to prevent, manage, or treat specific clinical conditions in partnership with healthcare organizations, health plans, or both.

Practicum Reflection: Asha Kalapatapu

Practicum student Asha Kalapatapu standing in front of green background.

October 12, 2023

“I have always been very passionate about social justice and equity as a whole, but through this internship, I learned that working in the health equity and policy field is definitely something I should take into consideration."

Assistant Professor Awarded NIH K01 Grant

Dr. Jemima John

October 5, 2023

Assistant Professor with the Department of Epidemiology at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health, Jemima John, PhD, has been awarded a three-year $388,000 k01 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Practicum Reflection: Wes Gibson, MPH Student

Student in front of greenery, posing for headshot.

October 2, 2023

MPH student Wes Gibson was inspired to pursue his MPH in Health Services Organization at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health by his work with the Health Equity Collective and the Houston Food Bank's Food for Change initiative.

Center for Health Equity Launches at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Center for Health Equity launches at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

February 1, 2023

The Center for Health Equity will create, advance, and sustain research opportunities spanning the continuum of care to improve understanding of disease and health disparities, including the structural, behavioral, environmental, social, economic, and health literacy factors related to the prevention and control of chronic disease across the lifespan.

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