Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research

Education and Training

Education and Training

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health has many different programs available in the areas of biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health promotion, and management, policy and community health.

Health Promotion Planning: An Intervention Mapping Approach 

Intervention Mapping (IM) offers a step-by-step framework for developing theory-informed and evidence-based health promotion programs and interventions rooted in the behavioral and social sciences. Students will participate in creating an initial program plan for a topic of their interest by following a planning process that ranges from conducting an initial needs assessment, to developing the program, to crafting an evaluation plan. 

Dissemination and Implementation Research Training

Dissemination and implementation research seeks to bridge the gap between health sciences research, everyday practice and population health by building a knowledge base about how health information, interventions, and new clinical practices and policies are communicated and implemented in public health and health care settings. This workshop is appropriate for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty interested in implementation science.  

Texas Institute for Implementation Science Conference and Workshop

Hosted by the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) and UTHealth School of Public Health Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, the Texas Institute for Implementation Science Conference and Workshop is designed to explore the evolution, current state, and future research agenda in implementation science through a series of seminars featuring lectures by leading experts in the field of implementation science and a facilitated, interactive panel discussion with lecturers. Attendees learn about implementation science theory, implementation strategy development, selection and tailoring, study design, evaluation approaches, and real-world application of implementation science. This event is held virtually and there is no cost to attend. For more information, registration details and to view lectures from previous years, visit the event webpage


CPRIT Innovation for Cancer Prevention Research Fellowship

The CPRIT-UTHealth Fellowship in Innovation for Cancer Prevention Research is a training program for pre and post-doctoral fellowships in cancer prevention and control. Learn more on the fellowship webpage. 

Fellowship in Maternal and Child Health

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Training Program aims to strengthen the capacity of the public health work force to meet the needs of diverse MCH populations via accessible and customized public health education and training.

NCI Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Cancer Education

The UTHealth School of Public Health (UTSPH) has both pre- and post-doctoral fellowships in cancer prevention and control that offer students excellent mentoring, training opportunities, and placements on research teams. Learn more on the fellowship webpage.