UTHealth SPH Dept. of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

UTHealth SPH Dept. of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences seeks to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent disease through the application of social and behavioral sciences.

Health promotion is based on this critical human right and encompasses a positive and inclusive concept of health as a determinant of the quality of life and physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. It is a core function of public health and contributes to the work of tackling communicable and noncommunicable diseases and other threats to health.

-World Health Organization

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Health promotion is based on this critical human right and encompasses a positive and inclusive concept of health as a determinant of the quality of life and physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. It is a core function of public health and contributes to the work of tackling communicable and noncommunicable diseases and other threats to health.

-World Health Organization

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Please join us in watching this amazing video of our Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research at UTHealth! Fa...
10/22/2021
Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research @ UTHealth

Please join us in watching this amazing video of our Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research at UTHealth!

Faculty, students and staff with the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research at UTHealth are leading the nation in conducting innovative research to develop, evaluate, and disseminate health promotion and disease prevention programs in diverse settings and populations in all parts of Texas.

Take this as a sign to apply today to our program to work with and learn alongside amazing faculty!!

Faculty, students and staff with the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research @ UTHealth are leading the nation in conducting innovative research ...

Please Join us in congratulating Victoria Kwentua, MPH, on her outstanding achievements in being selected as the sixth f...
10/22/2021

Please Join us in congratulating Victoria Kwentua, MPH, on her outstanding achievements in being selected as the sixth fellow to be awarded the Sharma Family endowed scholarship!!

Please click the link below to read more!

Victoria Kwentua, MPH, a doctoral student in health promotion and behavioral sciences at UTHealth School of Public Health, has been selected as the sixth fellow to be awarded the Sharma family endowed scholarship. She aims to expand her knowledge on childhood obesity and nutrition.

“In the past, I have mostly worked on preventing infant and child mortality, so working on the health promotion side is a breath of fresh air. I love to learn new things, and this is one topic that will round out my experiences as a maternal and child health professional and future professor,” said Kwentua.

Read more about Kwentua and the Sharma Endowed Fund for Excellence in Community Nutrition, Health & Wellness at UTHealth.
https://bit.ly/3kKxnr4

Warmest Congratulations to Emanuelle Dias and Derek Craig on their achievements in being selected for the Cancer Prevent...
10/22/2021

Warmest Congratulations to Emanuelle Dias and Derek Craig on their achievements in being selected for the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Scholars Program! (CPCRN)

Warmest Congratulations to Emanuelle Dias and Derek Craig on their achievements in being selected for the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Scholars Program! (CPCRN)

Faculty Spotlight🎉We are excited to announce that Dr. Maria E. Fernández and Dr. Patricia Mullen have been awarded nearl...
10/07/2021

Faculty Spotlight🎉

We are excited to announce that Dr. Maria E. Fernández and Dr. Patricia Mullen have been awarded nearly $4 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

Congratulations on your achievements! You have made us all proud!✨

UTHealth Houston researchers have been awarded nearly $4 million from CPRIT to increase the number of cancer prevention scientists and boost cancer health equity across the state.

Headed by Maria E. Fernández, PhD, with UTHealth School of Public Health, the UTHealth-CPRIT Innovation in Cancer Prevention Research Training Program will use a systematic method to teach career and problem-solving skills, team science, and transdisciplinary communication to produce more innovative scientists and research products. Read more here👉 https://bit.ly/3l9SinQ.

Lea Sacca graduated from our PhD program in August and was accepted as a Postdoc at FIU college of medicine. Our Warmest...
09/28/2021

Lea Sacca graduated from our PhD program in August and was accepted as a Postdoc at FIU college of medicine.
Our Warmest congratulations on your achievements!🎉🎉

Lea Sacca graduated from our PhD program in August and was accepted as a Postdoc at FIU college of medicine.
Our Warmest congratulations on your achievements!🎉🎉

UTHealth-CPRIT Innovation in Cancer Prevention Research Training Program Doctoral FellowshipsApplications are now open f...
09/22/2021
CPRIT Fellowships

UTHealth-CPRIT Innovation in Cancer Prevention Research Training Program Doctoral Fellowships
Applications are now open for the 2021 Cycle!

Students will join outstanding scholars from diverse disciplines in the Schools of Public Health, Biomedical Informatics, Dentistry, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and McGovern Medical School who are committed to a career in cancer prevention research and health equity. Potential career domains may include academia, care delivery, entrepreneurship, industry, public health, research, or others.

Applications are due October 4, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

To download the application and for more information, please visit go.uth.edu/innovation or contact [email protected]

Our renewed and revamped Program sponsored by the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas, is recruiting junior doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from the Schools of Bioinformatics, Public Health, and Biomedical Sciences and other UTHealth institutions to ask important questions, apply th...

Call for Applications for the Mariam K. Chamberlain Award.Apply by Sunday, October 17th, 2021 at 11:59pm ESTSubmit an on...
09/20/2021
Mariam K. Chamberlain Award - ICRW | PASSION. PROOF. POWER.

Call for Applications for the Mariam K. Chamberlain Award.
Apply by Sunday, October 17th, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Submit an online application here:
https://empatsy.wufoo.com/forms/mariam-k-chamberlain-dissertation-award-20212022/?emci=87581b93-3816-ec11-981f-501ac57ba3ed&emdi=c704bed8-f516-ec11-981f-501ac57ba3ed&ceid=3732772

ICRW is now accepting applications for the 2021- 2022 Mariam K. Chamberlain Award, which honors the legacy of Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain, a visionary who founded Re:Gender – formerly the National Council for Research on Women – in 1981.
The $10,000 award will support a first-generation doctoral student as they work on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor over one academic year. Of the award total, the student will receive $8,500, and the advisor(s) will receive a total of $1,500. The graduate student’s dissertation must be related to ICRW's mission to advance gender equity, inclusion and shared prosperity worldwide.

For more information, please visit our Mariam K. Chamberlain Award page.
https://www.icrw.org/mariam-k-chamberlain-award/?emci=87581b93-3816-ec11-981f-501ac57ba3ed&emdi=c704bed8-f516-ec11-981f-501ac57ba3ed&ceid=3732772

Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain was the founding president of the National Council for Research on Women, which merged with ICRW in September 2016. Dr. Chamberlain was a true visionary whose contributions to the feminist and social justice movements can be seen across the world by generations of women. Ma...

UTHealth-CPRIT Innovation in Cancer Prevention Research Training Program Doctoral FellowshipsApplications are now open f...
09/09/2021

UTHealth-CPRIT Innovation in Cancer Prevention Research Training Program Doctoral Fellowships
Applications are now open for the 2021 cycle!

Students will join outstanding scholars from diverse disciplines in the Schools of Public Health, Biomedical Informatics, Dentistry, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and McGovern Medical School who are committed to a career in cancer prevention research and health equity. Potential career domains may include academia, care delivery, entrepreneurship, industry, public health, research, or others.

Applications are due October 4, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Information session for this opportunity will be held at the following date:
Friday, September 10th at 12:00 p.m. (CST)
Click link to Join
https://uthealth.webex.com/webappng/sites/uthealth/meeting/download/6CB8B67CD4CB0402E053C306FC0ABBC9

To download the application and for more information, please visit go.uth.edu/innovation or contact [email protected]

NIH has reissued the Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) funding opportuni...
09/07/2021

NIH has reissued the Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) funding opportunities. MOSAIC is a trans-NIH initiative that aims to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce.

Applications for the MOSAIC scholar awards (K99/R00) are due October 27, and applications for the institutional awards for cohort-based mentoring and career development that support the scholars (UE5) are due November 18.

If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to attend an informational webinar on Tuesday, September 7, at 2 p.m. ET. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xFGTr

NIH has reissued the Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) funding opportunities. MOSAIC is a trans-NIH initiative that aims to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce.

Applications for the MOSAIC scholar awards (K99/R00) are due October 27, and applications for the institutional awards for cohort-based mentoring and career development that support the scholars (UE5) are due November 18.

If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to attend an informational webinar on Tuesday, September 7, at 2 p.m. ET. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xFGTr

New Faculty Spotlight📢📢We would like to give a warm welcome to our new Faculty!!▫️Dr. John "Wesley" McWhorter (Houston C...
08/31/2021

New Faculty Spotlight📢📢
We would like to give a warm welcome to our new Faculty!!

▫️Dr. John "Wesley" McWhorter (Houston Campus)
▫️Dr. Caitlin Murphy (Houston Campus)
▫️Dr. Natalia Heredia (Houston Campus)
▫️Dr. Emily Hébert (Austin Campus)

Six campuses, One team, Making a difference🌟

New Faculty Spotlight📢📢
We would like to give a warm welcome to our new Faculty!!

▫️Dr. John "Wesley" McWhorter (Houston Campus)
▫️Dr. Caitlin Murphy (Houston Campus)
▫️Dr. Natalia Heredia (Houston Campus)
▫️Dr. Emily Hébert (Austin Campus)

Six campuses, One team, Making a difference🌟

08/16/2021

Are you interested in becoming one of the #ManyFacesOfUTHealthHouston ?

Our next Dietetic Internship cohort will start in fall 2022. Apply now!

https://sph.uth.edu/application/

Are you interested in becoming one of the #ManyFacesOfUTHealthHouston ? Our next Dietetic Internship cohort will start i...
08/16/2021
Steps to Apply

Are you interested in becoming one of the #ManyFacesOfUTHealthHouston ?

Our next Dietetic Internship cohort will start in fall 2022. Apply now!

https://sph.uth.edu/application/

Includes: Course work, re-admission, accelerated master's program (4+1), certification programs, concurrent inter-institution enrollment and audit.

08/13/2021

Student Spotlight📣🗣🎉

Please join us in congratulating our exceptional DrPH student, Elena Luna, who was selected in the American Evaluation Association for the Graduate Education Diversity Internship 2021-2022 Cohort.

This is very exciting news and we are extremely proud of you!

Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Rix, who accepted a postdoc fellowship position with the Penn Injury Science Center at the ...
04/29/2021

Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Rix, who accepted a postdoc fellowship position with the Penn Injury Science Center at the University of Pennsylvania! Dr. Rix is a recent graduate from the department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences program.

#publichealthprofessional #PublicHealthEducation

Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Rix, who accepted a postdoc fellowship position with the Penn Injury Science Center at the University of Pennsylvania! Dr. Rix is a recent graduate from the department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences program.

#publichealthprofessional #PublicHealthEducation

Congratulations to Dr. Lynn Ibekwe, who accepted a postdoctoral position within the Harvard Education Program in Cancer ...
04/28/2021

Congratulations to Dr. Lynn Ibekwe, who accepted a postdoctoral position within the Harvard Education Program in Cancer Prevention. Lynn was a NCI pre-doctoral Fellow in the department of Health Promotion at UT-Health.

#publichealthprofessional #PublicHealthEducation

Congratulations to Dr. Lynn Ibekwe, who accepted a postdoctoral position within the Harvard Education Program in Cancer Prevention. Lynn was a NCI pre-doctoral Fellow in the department of Health Promotion at UT-Health.

#publichealthprofessional #PublicHealthEducation

Solve real-world public health challenges! Earn an accredited MPH, MPH with Dietetic Internship, DrPH, or PhD degree in ...
04/07/2020

Solve real-world public health challenges! Earn an accredited MPH, MPH with Dietetic Internship, DrPH, or PhD degree in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences from the UTHealth School of Public Health. Competitive tuition rates and award winning faculty will help you launch a career in public health! Learn more: https://go.uth.edu/HPBS

Congratulations to HPBS doctoral student Sierra Castedo de Martell! Are you interested in learning more about our schola...
11/13/2019

Congratulations to HPBS doctoral student Sierra Castedo de Martell!

Are you interested in learning more about our scholarship opportunities or how to apply to our program? Email [email protected] for more information!

Austin doctoral student Sierra Castedo de Martell is the recipient of this year’s Dolan-Mullen Family Endowed Scholarship in Health Education-Health Promotion for her leadership in various recovery programs. Read more: https://sph.uth.edu/news/story/2019_Dolan-Mullen_Family_Endowment_Scholarship_Recipient

Congratulations to Drs. Savas and Shegog! They were awarded a $300,000 prevention grant to expand the use of proven stra...
04/02/2019
UTHealth earns CPRIT grants for cancer research, prevention

Congratulations to Drs. Savas and Shegog! They were awarded a $300,000 prevention grant to expand the use of proven strategies to improve immunization rates.

UTHealth has received 58 grants from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas for a combined $84 million.

03/02/2019
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Forget the fad diets -- learn how to practice intuitive eating in this video from the UTHealth Dietetic Internship Program at UTHealth School of Public Health.

#NNM #eatright #UTHealthDI

We are excited to announce UTHealthCares community health fair is right around the corner! UTHealthCares is a student dr...
01/21/2018
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We are excited to announce UTHealthCares community health fair is right around the corner! UTHealthCares is a student driven collaborative initiative designed to uniquely address the health concerns of Houston's underserved population through a joint effort of the six schools of UTHealth. The health fair will be on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9 AM to 1 PM at UT Physicians Clinic - Jensen in Houston.

This is the official volunteer sign up for UTHealthCares: https://goo.gl/forms/a8GP0NlpoaiU18hd2

We will only use responses from this form.
SIGN UPS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!

SPH Students can also sign up for a booth at the event (any topic). Students interested in setting up a booth can email at [email protected]

Our website: https://sites.google.com/uth.edu/uthealthcares/home
Our Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/494682314222854/
Our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1994160723934171/

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12/23/2017

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Earlier this month, Dean Eric Boerwinkle of UTHealth School of Public Health dropped the puck for an NHL Alumni Charity game in Houston benefiting victims of #HurricaneHarvey. Former NHL greats faced off against a team of Houston All-Stars, including goalie Dr. Robert "Safety Bob" Emery, vice president of Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management at UTHealth. #HoustonStrong #HoustonHockeyStrong #ManyFacesOfUTHealth

Brianna Lewis from the We Can Do More project giving a fantastic presentation (Engaging Young Women of Color in Discussi...
10/06/2017

Brianna Lewis from the We Can Do More project giving a fantastic presentation (Engaging Young Women of Color in Discussions about Contraceptive Counseling) this morning at TSOPHE 2017! UTHealth, Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research We Can Do More #chppr

Promoting our amazing department at TSOPHE in Waco. #networkit #blackberryritarocks #totallyhealthy #uthealthsph #hpbs
10/06/2017

Promoting our amazing department at TSOPHE in Waco. #networkit #blackberryritarocks #totallyhealthy #uthealthsph #hpbs

Way to go!
10/02/2017
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Way to go!

We are pleased to present to you the October 2017 IUHPE/NARO Navigator where you can read an article from our Ph.D. student Kathryn Gallardo: In the Wake of Hurricane Harvey, UTHealth School of Public Health Students Will Learn about Harvey's Impact Through Oral Histories.

Don't let the humidity/heat fool you, it is almost FALL and we're prepping the garden with delicious fall & winter crops...
09/15/2017

Don't let the humidity/heat fool you, it is almost FALL and we're prepping the garden with delicious fall & winter crops. Seed planting was the main activity today. ☀🌱🌱🌱
HPBS STUDENTS: Join us next time on 09/29/2017!!!

New fall dates starting September 15th!  JOIN US!
09/06/2017

New fall dates starting September 15th! JOIN US!

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09/03/2017

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Our hearts are heavy with sadness for all those affected by the unthinkable damage caused by #HurricaneHarvey. At Talkspace we strongly believe in solidarity, community, and kindness which is why we are sharing our resources to help the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

We have created a free, therapist-led support group on Facebook and invite all those affected by this disaster to join. We hope this group will provide a safe space for those affected to grieve their losses and process the complex and overwhelming emotions they may be experiencing. This step can help begin the healing process and let people know they are not alone. Please share this post with anyone you know who could use the support right now –– sending you all love and strength.

Join here: https://goo.gl/mbvtDY

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Volunteers required!!! Pilgrim Place is a low income apartment complex for seniors 62 and over in Houston. Activity focusses on sexual education for the elderly (sexual behavior and sexual transmitted disease). Event is a part of a larger initiative 'UTHealth Cares' and would probably be before Thanksgiving. Great opportunity for HPBS major students (& non-majors as well). Interested students can directly message me or email at [email protected]