Public Health Certificate – Dean’s Welcome

Gerald (Dr. Jerry) Ledlow, Ph.D., MHA, FACHE Dean
Gerald (Dr. Jerry) Ledlow, Ph.D., MHA, FACHE Dean

Welcome to the School of Community and Rural Health at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler! Our generalized public health certificate specializes in providing students with knowledge in the areas of environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, and social behavioral aspects of community health. In addition, students are able to select two additional elective courses in their areas of interest.

The courses are taught by individuals with notable leadership experience, not only in academia, but in state and local public health programs and solutions. If after finishing the certificate, your thirst for public health knowledge is not quenched, you can transfer all these courses to our Master of Public Health program. Our exceptional graduate degree is designed to be accessible to and affordable for students from communities in our region and beyond.

As the only academic health science center in Northeast Texas, we are known for our comprehensive experience in public health, management expertise, successful collaborations, and consensus building. For many years, we have invested in actionable, real-world solutions to the region’s toughest public health challenges and have become a leader in community health. Our program will connect you with real and ongoing public health and healthcare delivery – actual patients and families with actual health needs – making your educational experience much more valuable than a traditional program would.

Are you ready to start a professional career that is meaningful? We want to hear from you! Feel free to send us your questions and let us know how we can propel you into a career that makes a real difference.

Warm Regards,

Gerald (Dr. Jerry) Ledlow, Ph.D., MHA, FACHE
Dean