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Susan Tortolero, Ph.D.

Allan King Professor of Public Health, Director of the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, Director of the Texas Prevention Research Center and Associate Professor of the Health Promotion and Behavioral Science

School of Public Health

UT Health Science Center at Houston

I firmly believe that teaching is an honorable profession, especially because education is critical for ensuring the overall well-being of our nation.

My teaching occurs both inside and outside the classroom. As a teacher, I am privileged to play a role in awakening students’ passion for knowledge, as well as their desire to become agents of change, so that they are prepared to effectively confront some of our nation’s most intractable health problems.