Expanding horizons for global change

Witold Migala, PhD, MPH

How can the study of issues like climate change, immigration, epidemics, social injustice, infectious disease migration, international health, the environment and relations across borders help change the world?

Beginning this spring – through a new Global Health Certificate program at UNT Health Science Center – students will have opportunity to explore those very questions.

This new program, offered through the UNTHSC School of Public Health (SPH), is the first of its kind in Dallas/Fort Worth and is fast catching on at other universities around the country, as a global approach becomes the focus for finding world health solutions.

“If you look at local communities and then expand outward across the U.S. and to other countries, many of the issues remain the same,” said Witold Migala, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, who created this new program.  “We are all so interconnected now. It’s important to consider population health from a world view, because we are affected by not only what happens locally, but what happens globally.”

The new UNTHSC Global Health Certificate program launches March 16, with classes covering topics like biological and infectious diseases, shared diseases among humans and animals, epidemiology, Texas border health, health disparities, air pollution and health, food quality and safety, global to regional perspectives on water and public health. The program will study industrialized as well as developing or underdeveloped countries.

“The certificate program is an excellent way for public health professionals already working in the field to expand their knowledge and credentials, and can be an important add-on for students currently working on medical degrees and/or graduate programs in the health professions, public health and other related areas,” said SPH Dean Richard S. Kurz, PhD.

The program can be accomplished in 15 credit hours and can be completed entirely online, or as a combination of in class and online.

For more information, visit the UNTHSC School of Public web site.

Recent News

7281bfad 8597 4cef 80de B58ea8a26ab5
  • Community
|Jun 10, 2024

North Texas Asthma Summit to improve asthma outcomes for children

Representatives from 10 North Texas organizations will come together Wednesday with one common goal in mind: improving health outcomes for children with poorly controlled asthma. The goal of the North Texas Asthma Summit is to develop community partnerships to help these children who frequently e...
Dobbs Headshot
  • Our People
|Jun 7, 2024

School of Health Professions welcomes three new staff members

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s School of Health Professions is excited to announce three new staff members in the dean’s office. Christa Lo, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C, joins SHP as associate dean. In her role, she will assist in overseeing the school’s academic...
  • Our People
|Jun 6, 2024

TCOM Alumnus Dr. Frederick White receives the Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service from the AOCR

In recognition of his outstanding leadership, dedication and service, Frederick E. White, DO, FAOCR, a 1977 graduate from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, was selected as the recipient of the American Osteopathic College ...
Hampton 5
  • On Campus
|Jun 5, 2024

Hampton University representatives visit HSC to build partnerships

A delegation of five representatives from Hampton University visited The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s campus on Friday. Hampton University is a private, historically Black university founded in 1868 in Hampton, Virginia. The group included President of Ham...