The academic programs at UT School of Public Health San Antonio will leverage the methods-to-research-to-practice and service continuum to conduct transdisciplinary, intersectional, multi-sectoral research prioritizing equity and diversity in the process. They will identify and advocate for new resources for future infrastructure needs and evaluate, plan and expand the necessary equipment, organizational structures, faculty and staff to enable excellence in public health research. Program curriculum will emphasize experiential learning opportunities, offering the advantages of active engagement and hands-on experience with school and community partners.
Accepting Students For Fall 2024
Through its coursework, the School of Public Health will provide a unique curriculum by integrating advanced health research, collaborating on new academic programs to serve a diverse population and building public health leaders who understand and are dedicated to finding positive interventions to mitigate our greatest public health challenges. A Master of Public Health degree is to be offered beginning in 2024 and plans for a Doctor of Public Health degree program are underway.
Departments of Study:
Environmental and Occupational Health
This department will contain faculty with a range of expertise including applied science, community-based participatory research, intervention research or health disparities research. Disciplines may be broad including, but not limited to, the fields of environmental and occupational health, environmental justice, industrial/occupational hygiene and safety, water and air quality, climate change and health, food safety, agricultural health, environmental risk assessment, environmental engineering or a closely related field.
Health, Behavior, and Society
Department priorities emphasize health in South Texas and our majority-minority Hispanic city, San Antonio. Through a health equity lens, health disparities in cancer, behavioral health and substance use, diabetes and metabolic disorders, sexual health and infectious diseases are emphasized. Scholarly and programmatic activity on structural and social determinants of health, community-based participatory research, implementation science, structural interventions, evaluation and health communication are encouraged.
Health Policy and Health Services Administration
The Health Policy and Health Services Administration department will have scholars with interests spanning the full range of issues in health policy; access to and disparities in health care; the economics of health care; health insurance and health care financing; global health; health systems administration at federal, state, county and city levels; health care policies and organization of its services addressing current and emergent health care needs, the needs of an aging population and that of under-represented groups infant and children‚Äôs health; women‚Äôs health; and Hispanic health.
Disciplines within the department may be broad including but not limited to the fields of health economics, health care management, health services administration, and health policy.
Quantitative and Qualitative Health Sciences
The Quantitative and Qualitative Health Sciences curriculum putsŐżepidemiologic concepts and methods into public health practice, contributes to research studies, and interprets scientific evidence relevant to public health. The curriculum in this departmentŐżcovers a variety of fields of study, including biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, and social epidemiology, as well as decision sciences, demography, and program evaluation.
Qualitative methodologic interests include narrative inquiry, ethnography, grounded theory, observations, focus groups, and interview data collection. Quantitative interests include longitudinal data analyses, psychometrics, structural equation modeling, causal inference, secondary data analysis, systematic reviews, and data visualization. Mixed methods and evaluation methods are also included.