Dr. Teresa Wagner encourages TWU graduates to find their ‘why’ at December commencement

January 30, 2024 • SHP News

“Growing up as a Hispanic girl with a single mother in the 1970s and ‘80s when neither was popular or well accepted, I never dreamed that my life would one day have purpose or make an impact on other people’s lives,” Dr. Teresa Wagner recently shared with graduates from the Texas Woman’s University Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology and College of Nursing.

Dr. WagnerWagner was the invited commencement speaker at the Dec. 16 event. She is a TWU alumna, receiving her master’s degree in nutrition there before pursuing her Doctor of Public Health at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

Today she is an associate professor of health administration and policy at the HSC School of Public Health, as well an associate professor, personalized health and well-being, for the HSC School of Health Professions, and interim director and clinical executive for Health Literacy with SaferCare Texas. She is director of HSC’s Texas State Certified community health worker training program and is an HSC Center for Health Disparities Fellow.

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