The School of Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) was founded in 1999 as a result of grassroots efforts of community leaders, North Texas public health officials and the Health Science Center. The UNTHSC School of Public Health has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and offers the following degrees: MPH, MHA, DrPH, and a new PhD in Public Health Sciences program, now pending final approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

UNTHSC sponsored the third annual North Texas Health Forum, focused on reducing infant mortality; previous conferences have highlighted childhood asthma and the state of the health care workforce. The school’s areas of research emphasis include cancer prevention, aging, economic issues and health, environmental exposure, mental health, child and women’s health, and issues impacting African American and Hispanic populations.

Website: http://web.unthsc.edu/education/sph

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