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Next-generation phylodynamics-targeted partner service models for combined HIV prevention | NIH/NIDA 3R01DA039934

Site PI, subcontract through University of Chicago

The goal of this project is to guide and transform the rapidly evolving public health implementation of molecular HIV surveillance (MHS) based prevention interventions as a critical step towards HIV elimination in Chicago and Houston.

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COVID-19 Food Needs In Travis County 2-1-1 Call Analysis Report - November

1/13/2020 - In early April 2020, the City of Austin Office of Sustainability reached out to Dell Medical School and UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin for assistance in identifying areas where there are unmet food needs in Austin pertaining to COVID-19. This work expands on that report and analyzes November 2020 data.

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COVID-19 Food Needs In Travis County 2-1-1 Call Analysis Report - September/October

12/17/2020 - In early April 2020, the City of Austin Office of Sustainability reached out to Dell Medical School and UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin for assistance in identifying areas where there are unmet food needs in Austin pertaining to COVID-19. This work expands on that report and analyzes September and October 2020 data.

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COVID-19 Food Needs In Travis County 2-1-1 Call Analysis Report - August

10/12/2020 - In early April 2020, the City of Austin Office of Sustainability reached out to Dell Medical School and UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin for assistance in identifying areas where there are unmet food needs in Austin pertaining to COVID-19. This work expands on that report and analyzes August 2020 data.

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COVID-19 Food Needs In Travis County 2-1-1 Call Analysis Report - July

9/28/2020 - In early April 2020, the City of Austin Office of Sustainability reached out to Dell Medical School and UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin for assistance in identifying areas where there are unmet food needs in Austin pertaining to COVID-19. This work expands on that report and analyzes July 2020 data.

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COVID-19 Food Needs In Travis County 2-1-1 Call Analysis Report - June

9/8/2020 - In early April 2020, the City of Austin Office of Sustainability reached out to Dell Medical School and UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin for assistance in identifying areas where there are unmet food needs in Austin pertaining to COVID-19. This work expands on that report and analyzes June 2020 data.

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COVID-19 Food Needs In Travis County 2-1-1 Call Analysis Report - May

8/12/2020 - In early April 2020, the City of Austin Office of Sustainability reached out to Dell Medical School and UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin for assistance in identifying areas where there are unmet food needs in Austin pertaining to COVID-19. This work expands on that report and analyzes May 2020 data.

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COVID-19 Food Needs In Travis County 2-1-1 Call Analysis Summary Report - March/April

7/8/2020 - In early April 2020, the City of Austin Office of Sustainability reached out to Dell Medical School and UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin for assistance in identifying areas where there are unmet food needs in Austin pertaining to COVID-19.

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The Texas of Today is the United States of Tomorrow - 2019

8/13/19 - Texas very likely represents the future of the United States, given the current shifts in demographics across the country. Diverse population, geography and an array of cultures are only a few of the benefits that make Texas an ideal place to perform public health research.

Slides - Taking Physical Activity Beyond the School Walls with Dr. Jim Sallis

PDF of the slides from the webinar, Taking Physical Activity Beyond the School Walls with Dr. Jim Sallis.

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Center Research Spotlight - Nutrition

9/1/14 - A spotlight on our nutrition research. We study dietary behaviors and train dietitians in order to help people and institutions understand, plan, purchase, and prepare healthy foods.

Pilot Evaluation of HEAL - A Natural Experiment to Promote Obesity Prevention Behaviors Among Low-Income Pregnant Women

(Sharma SV, Chuang RJ, Byrd-Williams C, Danho M, Upadhyaya M, Berens P, Hoelscher DM; Prev Med Rep.; 2018)

Exercise among breast and prostate cancer survivors - what are their barriers?

(Ottenbacher AO, Day RS, Taylor W, Sharma SV, Sloane R, Snyder D, Kraus WE, Demark-Wahnefried W. ; Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice , 2011)

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A Healthy and Exciting Back-to-School Lunch for Kids - Whole Wheat Calzones

Hello! My name is Kylie Held and I’m a new dietetic intern at UTSPH. Today I’m here to share some thoughts on healthy back-to-school lunch ideas. Thumbnail image for “Walk to Iraq” - Community walking program brings people together through physical activity

“Walk to Iraq” - Community walking program brings people together through physical activity

In the summer of 2008, my husband and his combat brigade made the (approximately) 7,400 mile trip to Iraq for a 15 month deployment. In order to foster wellness and help families cope with separation, various programs were established on the home front. One of these programs, called “Walk to Iraq,” was designed to bring families of the brigade together and get physical activity. Thumbnail image for Fat times at Ridgemont High - Who wants junk food back in schools?

Fat times at Ridgemont High - Who wants junk food back in schools?

The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior recently published a study that found no links between the proximity to schools of venues selling junk food and student obesity in Maine high schools. While not questioning the study design or validity of the results, we are concerned about the conclusions being drawn by the mainstream media – namely that “junk food near schools may be a trivial factor for kids’ weight” (thank you, NPR Health Blog for that headline). Thumbnail image for UPDATE: Watch full video - Feeding Minds: Texas Takes on Hunger and Obesity

UPDATE: Watch full video - Feeding Minds: Texas Takes on Hunger and Obesity

Watch Feeding Minds on PBS. See more from Feeding Minds: Texas Takes on Hunger and Obesity. Thumbnail image for 2012 Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco - Watch the release LIVE at 9AM (CST)

2012 Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco - Watch the release LIVE at 9AM (CST)

Tomorrow marks the high point for a project that has been years in the making for some of our faculty and doctoral students here at the MSD Center and UT School of Public Health. On March 8th, the U.S. Surgeon General will release the 2012 Report on Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults. Thumbnail image for Interactive Online Community Forum - LIVE - Friday, March 23rd from 12:00-1:00

Interactive Online Community Forum - LIVE - Friday, March 23rd from 12:00-1:00

Did you think of the perfect question 30 minutes after the lecture ended? Too shy to stand up and ask a question during Q&A session? We’ve got you covered. Thumbnail image for Guest Blog: Growing

Guest Blog: Growing "Earthly Delights" - Natural Obesity Prevention

We're revisiting these terrific guest blogs from the 2011 Texas Health Champion Award winners. The Award is given to an individual or organization who has mobilized the community in efforts to prevent and reduce obesity through research, policies, marketing, interventions, or other venues. Nominations for the 2012 Award are open through July 2nd! Thumbnail image for In the media - (April 8, 2019)

In the media - (April 8, 2019)

Wesley McWhorter, MS, RD, told FOX 26 News viewers why the keto diet may not be the best choice for losing weight, especially for women. Thumbnail image for In the media - (Feb. 25, 2019)

In the media - (Feb. 25, 2019)

UTHealth School of Public Health was featured in the following media stories recently. Thumbnail image for Hurricane Harvey updates - UTHealth Emergency Communications

Hurricane Harvey updates - UTHealth Emergency Communications

Hurricane Harvey update: UTHealth has canceled all classes and students' clinical rotations Friday, Aug. 25 through Monday, Aug. 28. UTHealth in Houston will move to controlled access at noon CDT on Friday, Aug. 25.