COVID-19 Resources from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
UTHealth School of Public Health Austin Campus Dean Authors Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Paper
“How Good Food Works from Seed to Plate,” Earns Distinction with Multiple Awards
Get to Know Center Faculty: Dr. Marcia Otto
Garden-to-Table Growing what you eat
Gorgeous new Texas Med Center cookbook offers nourishing recipes
Publication Spotlight: Exploring the Impact of Policies to Improve Geographic and Economic Access to Vegetables among Low-Income, Predominantly Latino Urban Residents: An Agent-Based Model
Shreela Sharma, PhD, RDN, was quoted in a Houston Chronicle column about factors contributing to food insecurity in the city
A Healthy Heart Starts with a Healthful Meal
Interview with Dr. Edward Maibach
The Health Benefits of Eating Fish
National Nutrition Month
EAT, HYDRATE, MOVE: Experts Share Healthy Habits for Kids
London Produce Show: Dachman Discusses Getting People To Eat More Produce, A Research-Backed Approach And Personal Journey
Grant funds year-long nutrition program for undergrads
Publication spotlight: “School-based gardening, cooking, and nutrition intervention increased vegetable intake”
Dental Health Month
Project Spotlight: Texas School Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey
American Heart Month 2022
Get to Know New Michael & Susan Dell Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Hunt
Publication spotlight: “Physical Activity, Sleep, and Sedentary Behavior among Successful Long-Term Weight Loss Maintainers: Findings from a U.S. National Study”
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About the Center
The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at the UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin was founded in 2006 with a vision of ‘healthy children in a healthy world’ and a mission to advance health and healthy living for children and families through early and impactful interventions.
The Center is dedicated to new discoveries in child and family health, with current programs focused on obesity prevention, nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco use. The Center also provides student training opportunities and community events.
The Center intends to Create new research ideas and enable a workforce through public health student training; Communicate data-driven and evidence-based products and outcomes to researchers and policymakers; and Connect with other public health organizations, community organizations, and policymakers.
The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living has impacted over 8.8 million lives
July 2020 - June 2021
Center Project CATCH has improved diet and physical activity in millions of children in the U.S. and many other countries.
Center work on our flagship program CATCH led to extensive dissemination of the program and development of the CATCH Global Foundation.
The Center played a critical role in assisting the City of Austin with placement of emergency food distribution during COVID using innovative geospatial analytical techniques
The Center was among the first to raise the alarm for vaping as a public health problem in children and adolescents.