YOUR Portal to Public Health
an exciting degree path in Public Health at The University of Texas at Austin!
"the science and art of protecting and improving the health of communities and populations"
The mission of Public Health is to preserve, promote, and improve the health and well being of populations, communities, and individuals. To fulfill this mission, we foster collaborations among public health and the health professions in education, research, and service.
Are you passionate about keeping people healthy and safe? For information about how to use your communication and laboratory skills in an exciting and fulfilling career, check out these links:
About Public Health Laboratories and their blog
The Center for Disease Control Keep up with Outbreaks and see the list of job opportunities
What students are saying...
“The biggest difference I’ve seen between public health and some other majors is how much I actively participate in my learning. It’s not just about learning about public health, it’s about how you as an individual can make a difference in the field.”
“Public health classes aren’t your usual cut and dry classes—they are interesting, engaging, and very applicable. You aren’t going to be memorizing hundreds of definitions; instead you will learn concepts and ideas...”
“The faculty is very knowledgeable and you can tell they want to be here for the students”
"This is Public Health" stickers are available outside of GEA 319. Help spread awareness on campus and in your community!
Virtual Graduate School Fair January 19, 2017
Sponsored by the Association of Schools of Public Health. For information about registration, go here!
Surgeon General's reportS
on E-cigarette use among Youth and Young Adults
December 8, 2016
Today, as part of a larger effort to address addiction, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy published this report on an emerging public health threat affecting our country.
on Alcohol, drugs, and health
This report focuses on a health crisis affecting every community in our country. "Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health" is a comprehensive review of the science of substance use, misuse, and disorders. The report is available online at https://www.surgeongeneral.gov/
World Soil Day was December 5
Check out these goals that will transform our world!
APHA Annual meeting and expo
Check out these highlights from the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association:
Be involved with Public Health on campus!
Join Texas Public Health
UT Austin is Tobacco Free!
Do you have a tobacco cessation success story? Share it on the Tobacco Free Campus Facebook or on Twitter: Facebook.com/UTtobaccoFree | UT_TobaccoFree
Quit together. Win together. Let’s Clear the Air.
In the News
Health Department Name Change
The Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department is changing its name to Austin Public Health to increase understanding and visibility of the work of the city of Austin's public health department. The name is easier to remember and understand, and more accurately describes what the department does. Go to austintexas.gov/health for more information.
Ick! What is 11,000 Times Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat?
Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative pledges $3 billion to curing, managing disease
Read this news article to learn more about how Mark Zuckerberg and his wife support public health initiatives.
Information about Zika virus
This is the link to up to date information from the TX Department of Health Services:
University Health Services (UHS) has posted Zika virus information on healthyhorns.utexas.edu with recommended guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization.
Zika virus is spread primarily by mosquito bites, but other means, including sexual transmission, are possible. Transmission through blood transfusion has also been reported and is being investigated. Zika virus causes no symptoms in 80% of those it infects. When it does cause symptoms, they are usually mild. Pregnant women, however, have grave reasons for concern. The CDC recommends that pregnant women consider postponing travel to areas with active Zika transmission.
Check out the de Beaumont Foundation Blog, Why a career in governmental public health might be right for you More undergraduates than ever are earning degrees in public health, but fewer are choosing to pursue a career in governmental public health. This blog speaks to those students and early career professionals.
Sample 4 year degree plans are available outside the Advising Office on the ground floor of Gearing Hall