School of Public Health

Alcohol prevention strategies effective for American Indian teens and rural youth

By Sally Crocker   A new study published in The American Journal of Public Health indicates that alcohol use among American Indian and white teens living in multicultural rural communities can be significantly reduced by community-based and individual-level prevention strategies. UNT Health Science Center researcher Melvin Livingston, PhD, led the statistical design and analysis of... Read more »

Apr 6, 2017

Israeli doctors to discuss emergency preparedness in time of war

By Sally Crocker   Two Israeli physicians who have served on the front lines of war will speak April 3 at UNT Health Science Center. Dr. Yoav Hoffman and Dr. Tal Marshak of Galilee Medical Center will discuss their work and share personal experiences with emergency preparedness during times of war. They have cared for northern... Read more »

Mar 16, 2017

Catching a breath

By Jeff Carlton   Kiasha Jones has managed her son’s asthma for the last 14 years, ever since he was diagnosed at age 6 months following a bout with a respiratory virus called RSV. Armed at home with an inhaler, a humidifier and a nebulizer that delivers medication to the lungs in aerosol form, Jones’... Read more »

Mar 6, 2017

Public Health graduate finds international calling

By Sally Crocker   Etienne Jaime (MPH ’16) found a path to helping underserved Nicaraguan communities through last year’s American Public Health Association (APHA) conference. The School of Public Health graduate networked with presenters and connected with staff from AMOS Health and Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of communities suffering from poverty,... Read more »

Feb 20, 2017

SPH names new Associate Deans, announces department updates

As the School of Public Health (SPH) moves into 2017, plans are in the works to strengthen programs, build deeper community partnerships and enhance academic quality. To help support those goals, two new Associate Deans have recently been appointed, and departments within the SPH have been updated, under the direction of two new Chairs. Dr.... Read more »

Jan 20, 2017

North Texas ACHE competition

Public Health students create a winning blueprint

By Jeff Carlton Students from the School of Public Health took home the top prize in a recent case study competition organized by the North Texas chapter of the America College of Healthcare Executives (ACHENTX). The winning students, all in their second year of the Master’s of Health Administration program, are Aman Kaila, Chelsea Kleen,... Read more »

Jan 12, 2017

Erin Carlson, DrPH

No effort too small in public health

By Sally Crocker As a public health student working on her doctoral degree, Erin Carlson, DrPH, questioned how reaching out to one local apartment complex could make a significant impact in preventing breast cancer. What she learned, after early detection saved the lives of several South Dallas women in that neighborhood, was that there are... Read more »

Dec 22, 2016

School of Public Health Seeks Outstanding PhD Students

The UNTHSC School of Public Health seeks outstanding students for its PhD degree program in Public Health Sciences. Students are being recruited for two concentrations within the PhD program: Behavioral and Community Health and Epidemiology. Accepted students will be provided tuition and fee waiver for four years, a $24,000 stipend each year, medical insurance coverage,... Read more »

Dec 21, 2016

Pest control

By Jeff Carlton and Jan Jarvis   At a glance The threat Mosquitos, ticks and other biting arthropods can transmit serious diseases to humans,    ranging from West Nile virus to Lyme disease. The response UNTHSC researchers are seeking better preventative agents and more effective monitoring systems to counter these nasty disease-carriers. The bottom line Because... Read more »

Dec 1, 2016