School of Public Health

Public health student, family call for change in mental health care: ‘Medicine not Bullets’

  Dominique Pean remembers the night his older brother Alan was shot in a hospital emergency room. With a history of depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, Alan, a 26-year-old college student, had become increasingly paranoid and delusional leading up to the night he sped to the ER seeking help. Nearly totaling his car on the…

SPH graduate named 2016-2017 ASPPH Fellow

  Jennifer Cole, MPH, UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health graduate, has been named by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) as one of 16 new fellows to engage in an intensive one-year assignment at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cole’s fellowship placement will be with…

SPH student selected for new Siemens ‘next generation researchers’ program

Growing up in a family where she would become the first to graduate high school, Sara Ann Aldridge says she has always been interested in “finding out how people have come to be where they are in life.” A UNTHSC School of Public Health MPH student (Behavioral and Community Health and Global Health) graduating this…

SPH MHA students receive UTMB fellowships

Matthew Johnson (SPH MHA ‘16) has been named as a 2016-17 Administrative Fellow at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). He previously served as an intern for UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and for JPS Health Network in Tarrant County. Johnson said he was drawn to the business side of health care,…

New study finds patient privacy risks in sharing research data

Health care researchers publishing new studies use methods to remove identifiable patient information when sharing their data, which is often required by grant funding organizations and journals publishing the research. Yet, even with those precautionary measures, a UNT Health Science Center public health professor has found that online attackers could still identify individual patient health…

Two SPH students receive poster honors at international competition

Two UNTHSC public health students won Best Student Poster awards at the 2016 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exhibition, recently held in Baltimore. The international conference is held annually for professionals in industrial hygiene and other occupational and environmental health and safety professions. The organization’s Biological Monitoring Committee recognized Vedant Gohil for his presentation on…

Cultural understanding impacts disease control and education

In a war-torn country where poverty, starvation, poor living conditions and limited access to health care paints a bleak picture, there is still a certain formality in the way life is lived and customs are observed. As UNT Health Science Center Assistant Professor Erin Carlson, DrPH, experienced during a recent trip to Uganda – where…

Epidemiology students receive national honors

For the second year, two UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health students have been selected from a nationwide search for the Graduate Student Epidemiology Training Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). The summer program provides hands-on Maternal and Child Health epidemiology…

Building homes, building a healthier community

    UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health (SPH) students, faculty and staff recently participated in a Habitat for Humanity effort to help build homes for two Fort Worth families. The effort was coordinated by the UNTHSC Public Health Student Association. “It was great for our school to participate in this important effort,”…

Developing collaborations across the globe

  During a recent trip to South Korea in which he represented the UNTHSC School of Public Health (SPH), Joon Lee, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, presented two of his research studies to scholarly and governmental audiences. He spoke on “An Application of Entomology in Urban Social Environment” at Andong National…