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.
A variety of short courses and workshops are conducted by the Center for Health Promotion Research through which current students and non-student healthcare and education professionals may increase their knowledge base for teaching, conducting research, or performing clinical applications relating to health promotion and disease prevention.
The John P. McGovern Award Lecture Series in Health Promotion was established in 1996 by Dr. McGovern to acknowledge the important role that health promotion programs play in public health to improve health and prevent disease. The series provides an opportunity to recognize distinguished researchers who have made outstanding contributions to the development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs. Recordings of lectures from previous years are available on the series webpage.
The Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research is housed within the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences (HPBS) at the UTHealth School of Public Health. This academic division seeks to promote healthy lifestyles and to prevent disease through the application of social and behavioral sciences. Degree-seeking students are offered the following three options through the HPBS department:
- Master of Public Health (MPH)
- Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
- Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health (PhD)
Details for each degree as well as admissions information may be found on the HPBS admissions page.
The Center for Health Promotion coordinates its research goals with the teaching efforts of the department and offers a variety of support mechanisms for students in UTHealth School of Public Health degree programs. Click on the program name for more information.
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.
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.
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.