Departments

The UT Southwestern School of Health Professions is structured into five major departments, which together offer degrees in six areas.

Department of Physical Therapy

Ross Querry, Ph.D.
Ross Querry, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Physical Therapy

The Chair for the Department of Physical Therapy is Ross Querry, Ph.D.

The faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy is a powerful blend of highly regarded educators, researchers, and clinicians. Their wide-ranging clinical interests give students access to unique learning.

Physical Therapy faculty

Department of Clinical Nutrition

Dr. Jeffrey Browning
Jeffrey Browning, M.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Clinical Nutrition

The Department of Clinical Nutrition is led by Jeffrey Browning, M.D., who serves as Chair.

Faculty members in the Department of Clinical Nutrition are dedicated to bringing students a superb educational experience. Students learn with nationally recognized professionals who are directly involved in patient care in UT Southwestern hospitals and clinics and active in collaborative research through the Center for Human Nutrition and other campus departments.

Clinical Nutrition faculty

Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Dr. Temple Howell-Stampley
Temple Howell-Stampley, M.D., MBA, FACP
Professor and Chair, Physician Assistant Studies

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies is led by Temple Howell-Stampley, M.D., MBA, FACP, an expert faculty recognized for excellence in academics, research, and clinical care. Department faculty members have received prestigious teaching awards, hold important leadership positions in the physician assistant profession, and have published research in nearly a dozen leading journals.

Physician Assistant Studies faculty

Department of Rehabilitation Counseling

Robert Drake, M.S., CRC, LPC-S
Robert Drake, M.S., CRC, LPC-S
Interim Program Director
Department of Rehabilitation Counseling

The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling is led by Interim Program Director Robert Drake, M.S., CRC, LPC-S.

The Department’s dedicated faculty members in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling engage in a broad spectrum of educational, scholarly, and service activities to enhance the education and life experience of students.

Rehabilitation Counseling faculty

Department of Health Care Sciences

Scott Smith, Ph.D.
Scott Smith, Ph.D., Acting Chair and Assistant Dean of Research

The Department of Health Care Sciences is led by Acting Chair Scott A. Smith, Ph.D., who also serves as Assistant Dean of Research of the School of Health Professions. 

The Department provides an academic infrastructure for several autonomous programs, oversees online learning initiatives, and offers multidisciplinary courses for the School of Health Professions:

Prosthetics-Orthotics: Leslie Gray, M.Ed., CPO, LPO, Program Director

Radiation Therapy: Kameka Rideaux, MBA, RT(R)(T), Program Director

Division of Community Prevention and Intervention Unit (CPIU)

Health Care Sciences faculty