School of Public Health

Mexico FC
Good people doing the right thingBy Sally Crocker As the sun rises over Eagle Pass, just across the U.S. border into Mexico, a small caravan of trucks and cargo trailers slowly makes its way toward the State of Coahuila in the country’s northwestern region. The travelers are doctors, nurses and other volunteers who for more than 30 years have been Read More »

Apr 17, 2017

Research FC
Alcohol prevention strategies effective for American Indian teens and rural youthBy 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

G FC
Israeli doctors to discuss emergency preparedness in time of warBy 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

Asma FC
Catching a breathBy 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

jamie FC
Public Health graduate finds international callingBy 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

Walters FC
New study finds probationers’ motivations predict how well they do on probationBy Sally Crocker People in the criminal justice system who are motivated to seek a better life stand a greater chance of completing probation and finishing treatment programs. That’s the finding of a recent study by Scott Walters, PhD, and colleagues that examined the factors that motivate people to successfully complete probation and exit the Read More »

Feb 7, 2017

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SPH names new Associate Deans, announces department updatesAs 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 blueprintBy 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 healthBy 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

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School of Public Health Seeks Outstanding PhD StudentsThe 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