Message from the Interim Dean

Celette Sugg Skinner, Ph.D.

Welcome to the UT Southwestern School of Public Health. Approved by the University of Texas System Board of Regents, and endorsed and generously supported by the Texas Legislature in its 2021 session, the school will be cemented in UT Southwestern’s core research strength and reinforced through collaborations with area institutions and health systems.

As we prepare to welcome students in fall 2023, we are:

The UT Southwestern School of Public Health will provide unique academic and research opportunities within a culturally-rich environment that has Dallas ranked No. 4 in diversity among U.S. cities.

We invite student, faculty, government, industry, and community leaders to join us in our UT Southwestern School of Public Health endeavor to meet the public health challenges of our time with rigor, innovation, integrity, and collaboration.

Together, we will achieve our school’s mission: to serve the communities of North Texas and the world, and ensure all have equal opportunity to lead healthy lives.

Celette Sugg Skinner, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the UT Southwestern School of Public Health