School of Public Health

New Logo Hsc Install On February 16th On Ead Building.
Fighting racial bias: HSC video-based simulation helps health care leaders prepare to manage complex ethical dilemmasBy Sally Crocker Simulation has long been recognized as a highly effective andragogical tool for enhancing problem-solving and communication skills. Actors in such simulations have been used since the 1960s to portray example patients and aid in training programs to assess diagnostic capabilities and empathy. While simulation through standardized patients, manikins, and video-based methods are Read More »

Sep 28, 2021

Dr. Andrew Yockey
Under the influence: More adults over 65 driving after drinking or drug useBy Sally Crocker An estimated 3% of adults over age 65 are driving under the influence of alcohol, according to one of the first research studies to delve into an emerging national concern. Experts said this statistic is especially worrisome given that older Americans are already more prone to higher crash rates and accident-related deaths due to aging. The study, recently published Read More »

Sep 22, 2021

Dr. Scott Walters
New smartphone app provides real-time alcohol recovery support to homeless adultsBy Sally Crocker A new smartphone application is helping residents of a Dallas homeless shelter combat problem drinking through an innovative program that uses machine learning to predict the feelings, triggers and situations that can lead to alcohol misuse. Scott Walters, PhD, Regents Professor at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Read More »

Aug 11, 2021

Amy Raines Milenkov, Drph Asst. Professor Obstetrics & Gyneology
Saving Texas lives: How HSC Healthy Start helps mothers and babiesBy Diane Smith-Pinckney When experts delve into data on infant and maternal mortality, they find troubling trends.  In Texas, Non-Hispanic Black mothers and infants “have significantly higher rates in infant mortality preterm birth, low birth weight, pregnancy-related depression and severe maternal morbidity than do other racial or ethnic groups,” according to the Texas Health and Human Services’ 2020 data on mothers and babies.  This is Read More »

Jul 13, 2021

Young Adults At A Party Hsc Stock
Reducing alcohol use and risky behaviors among college studentsBy Sally Crocker Three School of Public Health (SPH) researchers at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) are part of a team creating and testing a web application designed to reduce alcohol use and risky sexual behaviors among first-year college students. Eun-Young Mun, PhD, site Principal Investigator, and Melissa Read More »

Jul 1, 2021

Babyfc
‘What About Mom?’ e-health program expands to support new teen mothers By Sally Crocker  Coming home from the hospital with a new baby can be hard, whether you’re a first-time parent or an experienced pro. But for teenage moms, the challenge can be especially daunting.   Most teens don’t plan to get pregnant, although some do. While U.S. rates of teen pregnancy have declined in recent decades, Read More »

Jun 28, 2021

Hsc Katie Pelch
Public health scientist lends expertise to national database addressing safer use of chemicals in our environmentBy Sally Crocker Katie Pelch, PhD, wants you to know what’s in our environment and how the chemicals we’re exposed to every day may affect our health. Dr. Pelch is a part-time Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, in the HSC School of Public Health (SPH), where she teaches courses in environmental health. She Read More »

Jun 21, 2021

Diana Cervantes. Assistant Professor Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Dr. Diana Cervantes named among Fort Worth’s ‘most influential’ for public health service during the pandemicBy Sally Crocker Dr. Diana Cervantes has spent the last year keeping people informed and updated on all things coronavirus, and now she’s being recognized as one of Fort Worth Inc.’s “400 Most Influential People” for helping protect the community’s health during the pandemic. Dr. Cervantes is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Master Read More »

Jun 8, 2021

thumbnail
The realities of ‘breaking bad’ and how one HSC researcher is attacking the opioid crisisBy Sally Crocker He didn’t know it at the time, but when Dr. Scott Walters was growing up in San Diego in the mid 1980s, a next-door neighbor was concealing a homemade meth lab just across the fence and mere steps away from his bedroom window. For quite some time, concerned parents in his family’s Read More »

Jun 8, 2021

School of Public Health Class of 2021 Graduate and SPH Leon Brachman Community Service Award, Joanna Li.
Nutrition, service and lessons of public health drive, motivate SPH honors graduate in her workBy Sally Crocker Working as a Public Health Nutritionist in the Greater New York area is a big job. School of Public Health (SPH) 2021 honors graduate Joanna Li understands the job well from experience, having spent three years traveling through different boroughs and neighborhoods to deliver nutrition counseling and services to women and children. Li worked through a program called WIC, short for the federally-funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Read More »

Jun 1, 2021