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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.

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.

School-based gardening, cooking and nutrition intervention increased vegetable intake but did not reduce BMI: Texas Sprouts - a cluster randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Davis, J.N., Pérez, A., Asigbee, F.M., Landry, M.J., Vandyousefi, S., Ghaddar, R., Hoover, A., Jeans, M., Nikah, K., Fischer, B., Pont, S.J., Richards, D., Hoelscher, D.M., Van den Berg, A.E. (2021) School-based gardening, cooking and nutrition intervention increased vegetable intake but did not reduce BMI: Texas Sprouts - a cluster randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Jan 23;18(1):18. doi: 10.1186/s12966-021-01087-x. [PMC7825209]

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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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.