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At UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. School of Public Health, students will benefit from a world-renowned university with a strong sense of community and robust student support from day one.

From academic support services to a state-of-the-art fitness center, you’ll find comprehensive resources that help contribute to your success and well-being.

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Message from the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Operations

Becca Henley, J.D.

Becca Henley, J.D.

Associate Dean for Student
Affairs & Operations

Welcome to the Peter O’Donnell Jr. School of Public Health. As the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Operations, I am thrilled to be part of the team that will guide you in your educational journey. We are available to assist with academic, personal, and professional development as you join a community of researchers, scholars, and teachers.

The O’Donnell School of Public Health is a part of one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, UT Southwestern Medical Center. As a student, you will benefit from exceptional training facilities and our relationships with community organizations, regional health systems, and regional university partners.

You will also have access to all university-wide student services. I encourage you to explore the list of student organizations, diversity and inclusion activities, and community events available to you. Our student services, student wellness, and academic support professionals are so excited to welcome you to the UT Southwestern family – and I’m at the top of the list.

Dallas is a great place to study, work, and live. UT Southwestern is unmatched in the educational opportunities it provides. Welcome, again, to the O’Donnell School of Public Health and the UT Southwestern community.

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