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The Texas Health Journal is an ongoing digital effort to tell the story of how the 14 institutions that make up the University of Texas System are improving the health of the people of Texas and expanding the base of health knowledge and practice on a national and international scale.

More broadly, the Texas Health Journal mission is to facilitate the awareness, conversation, communication and collaboration that are essential to every aspect of health, from face-to-face encounters between doctors and patients to multi-institutional research projects to population level analyses of big data sets. We're all in this together, and the Texas Health Journal is a small part of the larger dedication of the UT System to improving the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research and health care.

Texas Health Journal is also dedicated to training the next generation of health communicators, and to that end is staffed primarily by graduate students in journalism and design from the UT System Population Health Scholars program. To learn more about the program, and how to apply, get in touch.


Past issues

College Student Health

April 2019

Mental Health

February 2019

Top 10 Stories

December 2018

THJ Extra: Child Protection

October / November 2018

Big Data

September 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury

July 2018

Maternal & Infant Health

May 2018

Childhood Obesity

February/March 2018

Thanks for a Great Year

December 2017

When the Storm Came

October 2017

The Promise of Genomics

August 2017

Precision Medicine

June 2017

Health Promotion

March 2019

Health Care Workforce Development

January 2019

Veteran’s Health

November 2018

Child Protection

October 2018

Heart Health

August 2018


June 2018


April 2018

Rural Health

January 2018

Making Work Safe

November 2017

The Forever War

September 2017

Our Tobacco Future

July 2017



Publisher: David Lakey, MD
Editor: Daniel Oppenheimer
Designer: Em Karimifar, Jenna Ma
Reporters: Christopher Assaf