To conduct research to develop, evaluate, and disseminate health promotion and disease prevention programs in diverse settings and populations.
The Annual John P. McGovern Award
Lecture Series in Health Promotion
Life on Purpose: How Living For What Matters Most Changes Everything
Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH
Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health
2019 Award Recipient
Thursday, June 6, 2019 ♦ 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building
Institute of Molecular Medicine Auditorium
1825 Pressler Street
- See video link here.
- See flyer here.
- For additional information, contact Peggy Tate at 713-500-9609 or Peggy.Tate@uth.tmc.edu
Markham named 2019 John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher
May 24, 2019Read article
Professor passionate about helping women wins prestigious teaching honor
May 17, 2019Read article
Jetelina elected to Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research board
April 5, 2019Read article
Jennifer M. Gonzalez, PhD, associate professor and assistant regional dean at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Dallas, has been appointed to the National Academies Forum on Global Violence Prevention.
UTHealth President Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, M.D. announced today that, effective August 20, Diane M. Santa Maria, Dr.P.H., M.S.N., R.N., the Dorothy T. Nicholson Distinguished Professor, will serve as interim dean of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Cizik School of Nursing.
When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big, according to new research by UTHealth School of Public Health. The study, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, focused on Americans looking to slim down and found those who lost more than a fifth of their body weight more than doubled their likelihood of good metabolic health, compared to those who only lost a relatively small amount.
Health hazards associated with climate change are becoming an increasing concern to business leaders who want to protect their workers and communities from these emerging threats. As a result, researchers at UTHealth School of Public Health are developing guidelines for occupational medicine physicians to adapt employers’ current health and safety programs in order prepare for these changes.
An abstract by Melissa Peskin, Ph.D., has been selected as an “Abstract of Distinction” by the Society for Prevention Research (SPR). This is the second year that SPR has conferred this honor and the organization states that its objective for this accolade is to “identify and highlight abstracts and topics that are particularly noteworthy.”
UTHealth School of Public Health Drs. Eric Jones and Sheryl McCurdy, along with colleagues at Rice University and Texas Southern University, are conducting a Hurricane Harvey social network analysis to determine how the various entities, including organizations involved in law enforcement, public health, flood management, emergency management, housing and disaster relief, interacted. Their work will help identify ways to improve the flow of information across the region, reduce duplication of efforts and support vulnerable populations.
Melissa Valerio, Ph.D., M.P.H., regional dean of UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio, has been named deputy editor of the journal Health Promotion Practice (HPP). The journal is an official publication of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). Valerio began serving in this position in January 2018.
Christine Markham, PhD, was named winner of 2019 John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award at @UTexasSPH.— UTHealth CHPPR (@UTHpromotion) May 28, 2019
Markham is assoc dir, Center for Health Promotion & Prevention Research, assoc prof & assoc dept chair, Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences Dept.https://t.co/n6AdNbPyF9 pic.twitter.com/JXgQvhPRk2