Enrolling in 2024, The UT School of Public Health San Antonio aims to improve human (and planetary) health and well-being and eliminate health inequities both locally and globally through excellence in research, instruction and practice, inclusion, and compassion.
The School of Public Health‚Äôs community, research and educational partnerships will enrich San Antonio's health care, public administration, and city planning economic sectors. Before its creation, San Antonio was the largest city in the U.S. without a school of public health. Because the demography of San Antonio illustrates what our nation will look like by 2050, San Antonio is an optimal setting for fostering and educating our future public health workforce.
Goals and Mission
The tripartite mission of the UT School of Public Health San Antonio is to provide:
- Education‚ÄĒthat is practical
- Research‚ÄĒthat matters
- Service‚ÄĒthat counts
- Educate and train the next generation of diverse public health leaders to formulate and implement scalable solutions to advance the state of health and well-being of the planet, its populations, cities, and communities
- Create an evidence-based educational experience to address public health challenges of the 21st century locally, regionally, and globally
- Promote rigorous public health scholarship that leads to evidence-based equity-driven solutions‚Äč
- Create an advanced, socially responsible, financially self-sufficient, state-of-the-art Hispanic-serving multiversity
In November 2021,Őżthe University of Texas System Board of Regents approved plans and voted to authorize —«÷řőř¬Ž and UTSA to develop a new public health school.
The Regents recognized that the region‚ÄôsŐżpersistent disparities in key health outcomes require a public health approach. The UT School of Public Health San Antonio is a collaboration between —«÷řőř¬Ž, and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Programmatic, operational and educational costs include renovation of existing spaces at —«÷řőř¬Ž and UTSA.
Our inaugural Dean, Dr. Vasan Ramachandran, was hired in September 2022.
See the progress over the past year in the .
The new school is a strategic collaboration ofŐżThe University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (—«÷řőř¬Ž)ŐżandŐżŐżand is one of three schools of public health inŐż.
Located on theŐżŐżof —«÷řőř¬Ž will provide optimal access to the region‚Äôs major medical and academic health facilities.
William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, president of —«÷řőř¬Ž
‚ÄúUnique health challenges of our region include infectious diseases, diabetes, maternal and child health, mental health and substance use disorders, health care disparities, cancer and injury prevention. Our faculty will propose innovative public health solutions to these problems.‚ÄĚ
Taylor Eighmy, Ph.D, president of The University of Texas at San Antonio
‚ÄúUTSA and —«÷řőř¬Ž are urban serving universities that are deeply committed to meeting the unique public health needs of South Texas‚Äô diverse population byŐżpreparing our region‚Äôs next generation of public health leaders and advancing transdisciplinary research and policy that ensures healthier communities.‚ÄĚ