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 health career, check out these links:
About Public Health Laboratories and their blog
The Center for Disease Control (enter Public Health in the search box). See their "Image of the Day"...!
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”
Sample 4 year degree plans are available outside the Advising Office in GEA 37
Public Health Graduates
Congratulations to the 68 May and August 2016 BS in Public Health Graduates and to the 2 May 2016 Advanced Program Graduates! Good job on all your hard work and best wishes for your future!
Dr. Richard Taylor Selected to Participate in Development Workshop
Congratulations to Dr. Taylor as one of only 20 UT faculty members selected to participate in a full-day workshop and four working lunches over the fall semester collaborating to create a welcoming and challenging learning environment for UT students in the classroom. He will provide an import public health viewpoint on issues such as race, gender, sexuality, religion and violence.
Summer Internships in Brownsville
This summer's internship program in Brownsville, TX is off to a great start! 14 UT students will arrive in Brownsville at the end of the month to participate in a life-changing experience!
For a complete list of internship projects, click here.
Be involved with Public Health on campus!
Join Texas Public Health
Get your "This is public health" stickers in GEA 319. Join The campaign to Help spread awareness of public health
This nonprofit organization is leading a national health campaign for the public health issue of obesity, heart disease and diabetes and is currently accepting students who want to be involved.
Historic Victory: 4 Teenagers Win in Massachusetts Climate Change Lawsuit
This win follows two other recent landmark wins in youth-led lawsuits against the federal government and the state of Washington. “This is an historic victory for young generations advocating for changes to be made by government. The global climate change crisis is a threat to the well being of humanity, and to my generation, that has been ignored for too long,” youth plaintiff Shamus Miller, age 17, said.
Optimism about Climate Change?
This TED Talk by Al Gore gives hope for the environment. We can all do something!
Information about Zika virus
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 sexual transmission is also possible. Transmission through blood transfusion has 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 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.
The 2015 UT Wellness Network Report on Student Health is available now! Are you surprised to know that only 46% of UT students meet the guidelines for moderate or vigourous intensity exercise? And only 11% of UT students get enough sleep to feel rested on 6 or more days a week? These are Public Health issues and impact academic success! Go here for more information.