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School of Public Health

For us, "what if" is not a simple question. It’s what we wake up for. At Texas A&M, we boldly raise our hands first and find solutions to seemingly impossible questions. Whether addressing health disparities in underserved populations, the struggles within America’s health care system, or cutting-edge innovations to fight the deadliest diseases, we are on the forefront of every human need. Steeped in tradition and united by values, together we make the impossible, possible.

Making What If Possible

Our Story

At Texas A&M School of Public Health, we believe that creating a healthier world isn’t just a nice thought, so we’ve put it at the top of our to-do list. We take the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” to heart. Through innovative solutions, interdisciplinary education, community outreach and advocacy, we are committed to developing leaders who will make the world a better place, not one life at a time, but millions at a time. Impacting nearly every county in Texas with public health interventions and research, we’re on the leading edge of a health care revolution.

Ranked in the top 25 grad schools for public health by US News and World Report.
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What if improving productivity was as simple as standing?

How often do you stay sitting as you work? Whether it’s at an office or at school, remaining sedentary for hours at a time can be bad for your body. However, research from the School of Public Health has shown that a standing desk can improve your health—and your work.

How often do you stay sitting as you work? Whether it’s at an office or at school, remaining sedentary for hours at a time can be bad for your body. However, research from the School of Public Health has shown that a standing desk can improve your health—and your work.

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What if our military had safe drinking water everywhere?

Providing a reliable source of clean drinking water for our military as they serve is important to the researchers at the School of Public Health. They are studying how an environmentally friendly chemical compound called ferrate can be used to purify water.

Providing a reliable source of clean drinking water for our military as they serve is important to the researchers at the School of Public Health. They are studying how an environmentally friendly chemical compound called ferrate can be used to purify water.

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What if smoking was no longer an epidemic?

Each day, more than 3,200 Americans younger than 18 smoke their first cigarette. Many will also start using e-cigarettes, but they are so new, their safety has yet to be determined. That’s why the School of Public Health is studying e-cigs and their potential role as both a gateway to smoking and a way to help current smokers quit.

Each day, more than 3,200 Americans younger than 18 smoke their first cigarette. Many will also start using e-cigarettes, but they are so new, their safety has yet to be determined. That’s why the School of Public Health is studying e-cigs and their potential role as both a gateway to smoking and a way to help current smokers quit.

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What if your income didn’t affect your health?

Colon and rectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and low-income Americans are most at risk. A colon cancer screening program in central Texas, run by the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, provides screenings for those who otherwise may not receive them.

Colon and rectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and low-income Americans are most at risk. A colon cancer screening program in central Texas, run by the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, provides screenings for those who otherwise may not receive them.

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What if you could get mental health treatment from anywhere?

Group therapy has shown its mental health benefits, offering a sense of community, empathy and understanding. But for those who may not have a therapist locally, the Telehealth Counseling Clinic can link providers and group members across great distances and provide care for those who wouldn’t otherwise get counseling.

Group therapy has shown its mental health benefits, offering a sense of community, empathy and understanding. But for those who may not have a therapist locally, the Telehealth Counseling Clinic can link providers and group members across great distances and provide care for those who wouldn’t otherwise get counseling.

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What if pregnant women didn’t have to breathe polluted air?

Researchers from the School of Public Health are working to better understand how pollution exposure before birth can affect the rest of a person’s life—and potentially intervene.

Researchers from the School of Public Health are working to better understand how pollution exposure before birth can affect the rest of a person’s life—and potentially intervene.