Barbara Cosart, MPH, MLIS
Grants & Contracts Specialist
Barbara Cosart is the Grants & Contracts Specialist for the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living. Barbara will assist in navigating the grant application process from discovery to funding. During the past year at UTHealth, Barbara worked as a Graduate Research Assistant for the STREETS study and TCORS, served as a teaching assistant, and completed a practicum for the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Study. Barbara has just completed the MPH in Health Promotion and Health Education at the UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin. She is transitioning from a career as a medical and academic librarian and ten years with a large nonprofit healthcare organization. Her public health interests include physical activity, chronic disease prevention, injury prevention, health disparities, and mental health, among others. During her free time, Barbara likes to eat, read, travel, and spend time with her goofy dogs Rowdy and Jimmy, two lazy cats Judy and Azi, her spouse, two human children, and the occasional foster pets.