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National Public Health Week Event


Public Health is Your Health

Public health focuses on improving and protecting community health and well-being locally and around the world, with an emphasis on prevention among large groups of people. We identify the causes of disease and injury, and we implement large-scale solutions.

Points of Pride

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Best college value in the state of Texas

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Countries represented by our student body


Texas counties impacted by our programs

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Research expenditures since the school's inception

Developing Innovative Solutions

Public health research has increased life expectancy in the U.S. and around the world through controlling infectious diseases, assuring the safety of the food and water supply, vaccination policy, motor vehicle safety laws, mental health, tobacco control, disaster response, access to healthcare, and so much more.

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Latest Research and Innovation

Every day our faculty are forging paths to improve the health of populations. From groundbreaking work in our labs, to developing behavioral interventions, we are committed to improving the health of the world in which we live.


How health care facilities are staying clean during the COVID-19 pandemic

From chemical disinfects, to automated room systems using hydrogen peroxide vapor and ultraviolet light, researchers dig deeper into what works best


Supporting first-generation college students in Rio Grande Valley

Public health lecturer Krystal Flores receives funding from the Texas A&M Higher Education Center to develop and implement public health interventions in the Rio Grande Valley


Worker safety goes beyond human error

School of Public Health researchers study worker behavior and outcomes through two safety models


Peña-Purcell elected to national public health education board

Ninfa Peña-Purcell will serve on Society for Public Health Education Board as trustee of Professional Development and Continuing Education


Study: New research on how melanoma grows and spreads

Disrupting the metabolic pathway in the initiation, growth and progression of melanoma could lead to development of new treatments


Why some Americans are hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Study finds likelihood of vaccine refusal highest among African Americans, women and conservatives