Public Health Boot Camp


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The next Public Health Boot Camp will be

May 7-11, 2018

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Any UTMB Health student, faculty member, or staff member can attend the Public Health Boot Camp. Please note that priority enrollment will be given to graduate, medical and PA students.

The case-based curriculum is designed to provide participants with exposure to basic public health concepts and principles and opportunities to practice public health skills. Students who complete the Boot Camp will be better prepared to partner with public health professionals and community members to identify and address community health problems.


The Boot Camp curriculum is built around the three core functions of public health—assessment, program and policy development, and assurance. Research is an additional activity providing needed evidence to support decision making in all areas. Key concepts and principles from the core disciplines of public health—biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health policy and management, and behavioral and social sciences—will be integrated throughout the curriculum. Application of these concepts and principles will be highlighted.

Schedule will include:

  • Monitor health status to identify community health problems and disparities.
  • Identify underlying determinants of health issues.
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and hazards in the community.
  • Inventory community needs and resources related to health.
  • Prioritize problems with input from multiple stakeholders.
  • Engage community partners to address health problems and disparities.
  • Develop community-based interventions using evidence-based public health resources.
    Develop policies and regulations to support health improvement.
  • Plan quality improvement projects focused on medical care and public health services.
    Evaluate effectiveness of programs and policies.  
  • Evaluate quality and accessibility of services.
  • Participate in field trips and site visits.



Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1110
p. (409) 772-1128

  Cara Pennel, DrPH, MPH
  Director, Public Health Graduate Program

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