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2015 SPH Tailgate!

Alumni, current students, faculty and staff enjoyed free food and networking opportunities at this year's tailgate! Dean Maddock provided two free tickets to the A&M vs. Mississippi State game, and alum Christina Holch was the lucky winner! Christina is pictured receiving the tickets from Alumni Board President Sherri Welch and Alumni Affairs Director Rae Lynn Mitchell. Christina currently serves as the Campaign Director for the American Heart Association “Voices for Healthy Kids” campaign. Click here to see more photos of the day's events.
EpiAssist: Fueling the Future of Public Health
Do you work for a local, regional or state health agency that could use assistance? You might just find what you need through EpiAssist, a new service-learning program at our school. This year EpiAssist students have completed 900 hours of volunteer work throughout the state including assisting the Hays County Health Department with data collection/analysis following devastating flooding in Hays County, Texas (pictured above). Learn more about the innovative program developed by Dr. Jennifer Horney here
Alumni Updates
Check out the latest news from our alumni:

Manish Basistha, Regional Mgr, Infection Ctrl & Antimicrobial Stewardship/Wound Care Associate, HealthSouth-DFW, Texas
Nimisha Bhakta, Manager, Surveillance Evaluation & Research, Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention Section, DSHS
Andrea Boudreaux, Ph.D., Behavioral Health Service Line Development, Catholic Health Initiatives, Colorado
Sarah Carson, HES Specialist, Incident, Investigation & Reporting, Chevron, Louisiana
Chad Cline, Training & Development Mgr., Rotech Healthcare, Alabama
Deisha Cox, Ph.D., Automation Training Team Lead, DSHS, recently completed her Ph.D. from University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Paul Crews, Associate Director, Veterans Health Administration, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
Evan Ehsani, SEMS Coordinator, Deep Water Gulf of Mexico ConocoPhillips, Houston
Leslie Fair, Rehab Services Administrator, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Diana Forester, Policy Analyst, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Brian Jelks, Project Mgr, Dept. of Performance Improvement
Houston Methodist Hospital
Kristen Miller, Dr.P.H., Associate Director of Human Factors
Value, Institute at Christiana Care Health System, Delaware
Patricia Moore, Ph.D., Director, Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention, DSHS
Judy Porubsky, Chief Financial Officer, Bell County Public Health District, Texas
Chandini Revanna, Associate Managing Director, Dept. of Environmental Health and Safety, Texas Tech University
New Student Recruitment
SPH now offers a minor in public health! Pass the word along! For information about undergraduate degrees contact For information about graduate degrees contact Click the image below for a virtual tour of your alma mater to share with prospective students!

Have you seen our new magazine?

To request a print copy, contact Rae Lynn Mitchell at or view the digital edition.
Stay Connected

Learn more about how to stay involved with SPH by clicking the photo above!
Upcoming Events
Live in or near Houston? The school is co-sponsoring the 18th Annual Mavis P. Kelsey Lecture featuring Martin Philbert, Ph.D., who has current funded research projects from the NIH, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Air Force, and W.M. Keck Foundation. Join us on November 17 at 4:00 pm! More details can be found here.

Going to APHA in Chicago? Join us for an informal gathering at 6:30 pm on November 2 at One North Bar and Kitchen!
1 North Wacker Drive 
(312) 750-9700
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Career Services

The school's Career Services office provides lifelong free assistance to our alumni including one-on-one advising (in-person or by phone), resume/CV assistance, networking and job search strategies, etc. For further information, contact Erin Schneider at
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