Nick Garza, MPH
Research Assistant I
Nick Garza graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health in Dallas, with a Master’s in Public Health in epidemiology. Prior to attending UTHealth School of Public Health, he completed his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of North Texas – but ultimately decided to pursue a career in public health in order to be able to make a positive impact on health outcomes in his community.
While studying at the Dallas Campus, he worked as a research assistant with the Ayass Lung Clinic assisting on projects that investigated better predictive biomarkers for cardiovascular and respiratory health outcomes. In Austin he works on the TCORS project within the Statistical Marketing core. He looks forward to helping eliminate the use of nicotine and tobacco products by young people.
In his free time, Nick enjoys spending time in the outdoors hiking with his dog, playing music with his friends, and working in his vegetable garden.
The overall goal of the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) on Youth and Young Adults is to develop an integrated program of research and training to provide scientific evidence, and a career path for regulatory scientists, to support U.S. tobacco regulation.