School of Public Health

New Logo Hsc Install On February 16th On Ead Building.
Celebrate, join the conversations during National Public Health Week 2021By Sally Crocker Most days, the work of public health happens behind the scenes — a trusted friend who is always there to  help communities stay healthy and well. It’s in times of crisis that we really see how much we all rely on public health. Over the last year, public health has made considerable strides Read More »

Apr 1, 2021

Dr. Diana Cervantes
Your COVID-19 vaccine questions answeredBy Sally Crocker More people are getting their COVID-19 vaccinations as more doses are being shipped to communities across the U.S. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are already well underway, and a third option, from manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, has now received FDA emergency authorization and is making its way to vaccine hubs around the Read More »

Mar 17, 2021

Opal Lee photo by Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram
HSC CEAL partnership registers residents for COVID-19 vaccines at YMCABy Diane Smith-Pinckney   Fort Worth social justice advocate Opal L. Lee has a COVID-19 public health message: “For Heaven’s sake, go get the vaccine.” The 94-year-old activist recently posted a flyer on Facebook with details about a vaccination registration event planned at the William M. McDonald YMCA in Southeast Fort Worth. The University of Read More »

Mar 12, 2021

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MHA women make history during Women’s History MonthBy Sally Crocker   Three diverse women from HSC’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) program are kicking off Women’s History Month 2021with a bang, advancing for the first time in the program’s history to the semifinals category of a top North American student case competition. Graduate scholar case competitions enable students to demonstrate their knowledge, problem-solving skills, business acumen and Read More »

Mar 11, 2021

Dr. Matt Richardson at Denton County’s Texas Motor Speedway COVID vaccine site. (Denton Record-Chronicle/ Jeff Woo)
HSC alumnus leads Denton County Public Health’s nationally-praised vaccine efforts in the charge against COVID-19By Sally Crocker Denton County Public Health has grabbed national headlines lately as being one of the most successful COVID-19 vaccination hubs in the U.S. Led by HSC graduate Matt Richardson, DrPH, MPH, FACHE, the department’s service area covers more than 900,000 North Texas residents, although people have come from other states, as far away as Pennsylvania, to get their vaccines. Dr. Richardson completed Read More »

Feb 28, 2021

Dr. Stephan Davis
Dr. Stephan Davis recognized during Black History Month for leadership, service, giving back to othersBy Sally Crocker Ask successful people what drives them forward and you’re likely to hear “giving back to others” as a key inspiration. Indeed, an important part of making things happen in career and life has to do with not just what’s personal but also with impacting others in a positive way. HSC’s Dr. Stephan Davis is being recognized this month with a national Distinguished Service Award from the American Read More »

Feb 22, 2021

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Dallas physician finds special relevancy in MPH training during the pandemicBy Sally Crocker The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a definite toll on healthcare providers. Months of working long hours under endless challenges to protect patients and comfort their families while looking after their own health and the health of their loved ones at home has not been easy. HSC alumnus Sreekanth R. Cheruku, MD, an Read More »

Feb 8, 2021

New Logo Hsc Install On February 16th On Ead Building.
HSC to celebrate, inspire and bridge health disparities with Black HistoryBy Diane Smith-Pinckney In 1976, when President Gerald R. Ford issued the first Message on the Observance of Black History Month, it was the culmination of about 60 years of efforts to highlight achievements by Black Americans.  Starting in 1915, Carter G. Woodson, known as the “Father of Black History,” made it his mission to document the accomplishments of Read More »

Feb 2, 2021

Student Hina Ajaz
MHA student demonstrates leadership in action in a most critical yearBy Sally Crocker In an election year like no other, UNTHSC Master of Health Administration (MHA) student Hina Ajaz stepped up in a major way to help get out the vote and advocate for state and local initiatives supporting public health and health equity. Ajaz plans to work in health policy after graduation, perhaps as a legislative health advisor or in another Read More »

Jan 21, 2021

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We are women, hear us roarBy Sally Crocker In a traditionally male dominated field, a team of diverse women from HSC’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) program, developing future healthcare leaders, has won this year’s student case competition of the American College of Healthcare Executives North Texas Chapter (ACHENTX). The problem was important and complex. Solutions were needed quickly, much like the real challenges that healthcare executives face daily. Read More »

Jan 12, 2021