School of Public Health

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UNTHSC alum and field veteran to direct MPH Epidemiology programBy Sally Crocker The best way to learn about public health is to live it. As a UNT Health Science Center student working on her master’s and doctoral degrees, Diana Treviño Cervantes, DrPH, MPH, was already actively pursuing a career where she could make a difference in the lives of others. Dr. Cervantes was employed as Read More »

May 7, 2019

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U.S. opioid crisis sparks campus, community conversationsBy Sally Crocker  Every day, more than 130 Americans die and more than 1,000 people are treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for misuse of opioids like heroin, fentanyl, Oxycontin and other prescription pain relievers.      “Arguably, the opioid epidemic is our country’s foremost public health challenge,” said Dr. Dennis Thombs, Dean of the UNTHSC School Read More »

May 2, 2019

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UNTHSC says farewell but not goodbye to Dr. Witold MigalaBy Sally Crocker Dr. Witold Migala is ready to hit the road again. The epidemiologist who has traveled the world helping people from Haiti and Madagascar to Nigeria and beyond has lived, worked or experienced more than 75 countries during his lifetime. He was in the first UNT Health Science Center cohort to graduate with Read More »

Apr 24, 2019

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Hearts and minds connect in service to Puerto RicoBy Sally Crocker   One of Robyn Remotigue’s most prized possessions is a painting that highlights the word “service,” recently presented in thanks by a university colleague in Puerto Rico. In the wake of 2017’s devastating Hurricane Maria, residents have struggled to repair the damage and resume important community services. Schools, too, were hit hard. Read More »

Apr 4, 2019

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Study links preventable diabetes hospitalizations to behavioral healthBy Sally Crocker A new study by UNTHSC public health researchers points to important information that may help health care providers, policymakers and insurance payers reduce the risk of preventable hospitalizations for diabetes patients. The study in PLOS ONE provides insight into the relationship between these hospitalizations and behavioral health conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Read More »

Mar 25, 2019

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UNTHSC helps United Way of Tarrant County outline future directionBy Sally Crocker   A team of UNTHSC researchers has recently completed a comprehensive community assessment for United Way of Tarrant County that will help set the organization’s strategic direction for years to come. Findings from this extensive study, which uncovered some of the most pressing social issues affecting the health and prosperity of the Tarrant Read More »

Mar 19, 2019

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Twitter posts offer insight into young adult drinkingBy Sally Crocker    Young adults’ social media chatter may reveal a lot about drinking behavior and intentions, say two UNTHSC public health researchers.   A new study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence by Dr. Dana M. Litt, Dr. Melissa A. Lewis and colleagues, found a significant link between alcohol-related tweets, willingness to drink, alcohol Read More »

Mar 18, 2019

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UNTHSC volunteers prepare for Tarrant-area homeless countBy Sally Crocker   Groups of UNTHSC students, faculty and staff are being organized by the School of Public Health to assist with this year’s Tarrant County Homeless Count on Jan. 24. Dr. Emily Spence-Almaguer, SPH Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Health Equity, makes this volunteer endeavor part of her public health classes each Read More »

Jan 22, 2019

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Patients’ understanding of health information critical in saving lives of new momsBy Sally Crocker Every day, about 830 women around the world die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. The number of maternal deaths in the U.S. has more than doubled in the last 30 years, and Texas data is especially concerning, with about 14.6 deaths for every 100,000 births. Through a new study funded by the Read More »

Jan 4, 2019

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Lessons learned at early age connect with public health careerBy Sally Crocker Growing up, Dr. Jaime González thought he might one day become a priest. Life, however, had other plans, taking him on a different path of serving others, through public health and health-related services. Dr. González, a graduate of the School of Public Health, is now Chief Business Development Officer for the Health Read More »

Jan 2, 2019