School of Public Health
Dr. Dharamsi

Meet Dr. Shafik Dharamsi, new Dean of the School of Public Health

By Sally Crocker The HSC School of Public Health recently welcomed new Dean Shafik Dharamsi, PhD. Dr. Dharamsi brings more than 25 years of transdisciplinary and international teaching, research and leadership experience to his new role. Born in Tanzania, he is a first-generation college graduate with a deep commitment to student success. His professional career…
Dr. Dharamsi Edit

New dean hired to lead HSC School of Public Health

Dr. Shafik Dharamsi brings 25 years of proven leadership to the university. An educator with more than 25 years of transdisciplinary and international teaching, research and leadership experience will join The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Aug. 15 as the new dean of the School of Public Health. Dr. Shafik…
Walker

The commitments of public health, teaching and mentorship hold strong for faculty member Dr. Colbey Walker

By Sally Crocker The last two years have been a whirlwind for Dr. Colbey Walker and his family. 2021 brought Walker to a new faculty position with The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) School of Public Health (SPH), and last fall the family welcomed their first child, son Murray,…
Hsc Logo Web

SPH PhD job placements score big in 2022

By Sally Crocker The HSC School of Public Health is making significant strides in preparing academic leaders for careers in higher education and research. This year, six SPH students are celebrating prestigious postdoctoral research fellowship placements at top universities and programs around the country. These placements begin this summer or fall 2022. SPH recognizes and congratulates: Esther…
Diana Cervantes. Assistant Professor Biostatistics & Epidemiology

Dr. Diana Cervantes named as a 2022 Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

By Sally Crocker Dr. Diana Cervantes, Assistant Professor and Director of the MPH Epidemiology Program at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth School of Public Health (HSC-SPH) has been named as a 2022 Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). This distinction honors infection prevention…
Anna Galvin

Texas nurse follows her heart to public health, where doctoral degree leads to top-ranking postgrad fellowship

By Sally Crocker Graduating PhD student Anna Galvin, MSN, RN, would like more nurses to know how great a fit public health is to their profession. “If I could convince more nurses to build their public health background and perspective, I would - nursing and public health are a perfect combination,” Galvin said as she…

Epidemiology PhD grad heads to top-ranked Sloan Kettering for health disparities fellowship and next exciting career step

By Sally Crocker University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) PhD graduate Noah Peeri is off to an exciting postdoctoral fellowship program with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York, one of the world’s leading institutions in patient care, research and education. Peeri graduated from the HSC School of Public…
Monkeypox,virus,,monkeypox,cells,,vector

How worried should you be about monkeypox?

By Sally Crocker The chances of most Americans contracting monkeypox are slim, says an epidemiology expert at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) School of Public Health. Dr. Diana Cervantes, an Assistant Professor and Director of HSC’s Master of Public Health (MPH) graduate studies program in Epidemiology, has long…
Esther Annan

PhD Epidemiology graduate scores prestigious fellowship to Princeton

By Sally Crocker Esther Annan is moving to Princeton this summer. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) School of Public Health (SPH) student completes her PhD in Epidemiology in June 2022 and will leave for a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship where she will teach and advance her research in dengue…
Hsc Logo Web

School of Public Health faculty tenure announcements

By Sally Crocker The School of Public Health is pleased to announce that the UNT System Board of Regents granted tenure at their May 19, 2022, meeting to Dr. Erika Thompson and Dr. Rajesh Nandy, effective September 1. Dr. Thompson joined HSC in 2018. Her research interests address sexual and reproductive health, and maternal and…