School of Public Health

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

Kshitiz Rakesh

SPH training leads Biostatistics graduate to Harvard

By Sally Crocker When Kshitiz Rakesh (MPH ’15 Biostatistics) transferred to the UNTHSC School of Public Health (SPH), he was seeking a program that would challenge him beyond the coursework, involve him in real-world health problems and solutions, and push him to advanced levels of statistical programming and data analysis. What he found was a... Read more »

Nov 21, 2016

casie_stoughton

Online degree works for Amarillo public health director

By Sally Crocker Caring for 250,000 people in addition to your own family can be a challenging job. So when Casie Stoughton, RN, MPH, decided to pursue a public health graduate degree, she knew the best option would be through online study (SPH Master of Public Health Professional Option). At the time, Stoughton was serving... Read more »

Nov 7, 2016

‘World War Z’ awareness fair to focus on zoonotic diseases

By Sally Crocker Scientists have long recognized the connection of diseases spread between animals and people, through viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi. This is so common, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that an estimated 6 out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals. On Nov. 9,... Read more »

Nov 1, 2016

Public Health alum ‘making a difference in the world’

By Alex Branch   Michael Foster, MPH, (School of Public Health ’07) is an experienced public health scientist who spends half of each year overseas battling disease and health disparities. That has led to some rough moments in the field. During his first trip to Nigeria, he dodged gunfire, was robbed three times and fell... Read more »

Oct 21, 2016

IPE

New students consider public health myths, perceptions

By Sally Crocker   Incoming School of Public Health graduate students were confronted recently by their perceptions of different public health concentrations and the overall field. Prior to attending the interprofessional education event, the 47 new students were asked to complete a survey of their own backgrounds, academic concentrations, how they would rank statements about... Read more »

Oct 17, 2016

Liam ONeill in China

Hospitals with mostly private rooms found to have lower infection risk

By Sally Crocker   Hospitals with mostly private patient rooms experience a lower risk for central-line patient infections, according to a study by a researcher at the UNTHSC School of Public Health. Liam O’Neill, Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, and a student cohort studied 1.2 million patients treated in 292 Texas hospitals in... Read more »

Aug 16, 2016