Public health sets safety standards and policies to promote, as well as protect the health of people in every community where they live, learn, work and play.


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Welcome to The University of Texas School of Public Health at UT Health San Antonio. The University of Texas System Board of Regents has approved plans to create a School of Public Health, a collaboration between The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also called UT Health San Antonio, and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The new graduate school will provide academic instruction relevant to public health and serve as a focus of research activities directed toward community health problems, as it maintains and grows relationships with all entities interested in public health. 

UT Health San Antonio and UTSA offer collective strengths to serve as a strong foundation for advancing public health education and service to South Texas. Building on efforts to advance community health and wellness, both institutions share a rich and collaborative history in meeting the unique health needs of the region’s diverse population.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email or phone Janice Becca Da Silva, Senior Director of Development at (210) 450-8701.

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We are excited to invite you to join Forever San Antonio – our new online networking platform for all UT Health San Antonio alumni and students!

With this new platform, our alumni will have a multitude of ways to stay connected with UT Health San Antonio.

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Vasan Ramachandran, MD

Inaugural dean chosen for The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio

Vasan Ramachandran, MD, a distinguished public health researcher at Boston University and principal investigator of the Framingham Heart Study, has been named founding dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio.


How one health study, inspired by FDR's death, changed life in America forever

How one health study, inspired by FDR's death, changed life in America forever

UT School of Public Health San Antonio dean Vasan S. Ramachandran, MD, has been mentioned in a USA Today article highlighting the 75th anniversary of the Framingham Heart Study. Ramachandran is a former principal investigator of the study.


Vasan Ramachandran, MD

UT School of Public Health San Antonio inaugural dean receives $1.6 million UT System Faculty STARs award

Vasan S. Ramachandran, MD, founding dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio, has received a UT System Faculty Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STARs) award for more than $1.6 million to fund infrastructure and renovation to advance public health in South Texas.


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Public health is a collaborative, diverse field that attracts people who want to improve human health by tracking disease occurrences, prevent injuries and research to find the root causes of illness, injury, and health disparities.

What does a public health professional do?

•  Unite community health services with underserved and those at risk to assure the conditions in which they live are healthy

•  Evaluate potential issues and screen the health status of a community

•  Advocates for and implement community health policies, plans and laws

•  Explore, analyze, and respond to health problems and hazards in the community

•  Employ judicial measures to safeguard health and safety


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