Public Health News & Events

  • The final session of the Social Justice Speakers Series 2017 was held on November 13. Filmmaker, lawyer and activist Matthew Pillischer joined us for a viewing and discussion of his film BROKEN ON ALL SIDES: Race, Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S.  Vallejo Times Herald article   The 2017 Speakers Series, with its focus on the public health impacts of incarceration, highlighted the Public Health Program's new concentration in Health Equity and Criminal Justice which will launch in the fall of 2018. 

Deng Jongkuch, MPH 2011 - A Life-long Journey, an Unbeatable Spirit: TUC’s Lost Boy of Sudan Born in South Sudan, Deng Jongkuch was only 7 years old, when he was separated from his family during the civil war.  Read about his incredible journey here.




Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnership Academy

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Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the CBPR Partnership Academy is a multi-faceted training and mentoring program designed for community-academic partnerships that demonstrated commitment and leadership in engaging in a CBPR approach to eliminate health inequities in their communities. Learn More. 




Southern Nevada Health District Intern Success Newsletter

highlights MPH / DO students!!


Touro MPH/DO interns work on two impactful community projects
Chau Pham researched the inadequacy of medicial residency programs and positions in Nevada and ithe impact on local communities. Malia Dadsetan is researching health disparities, includig chronic disaser isk factors, morbidity, and mortality among Clark County residents.


  • Chau produced a policy proposal to address the residency posittions shortage in Nevada
  • Chau conducted a literature review and ran statistical analysis
  • Malia will create a report that will help apply for a grant that helps reduce racial and ethnic disparities.
  • Malia will assist in developing an infographic and mapping.

Professor Sarah Sullivan awarded Fulbright Grant Award!!


Professor Sarah Sullivan, Associate Professor, has been awarded  a Fulbright grant award to support her research ethics work in three universities in Bolivia.  She will be collaborating with the Universidad San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca (USFX), Universidad Mayor de San Simón (UMSS) and Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno (UAGRM) for several months each year over a period of three years. 

The Fulbright Program, which aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Funding for this award will support Professor Sullivan’s efforts in teaching research and research ethics classes related to the Responsible Conduct of Research, including topics on authorship, conflicts of interest, data management, plagiarism and research misconduct.