College of Health Sciences and Human Services


Border Health Office - (956) 665-8900

Created in 1990, the UTPA Border Health Office offers various programs that enhance efforts to further the university's goals of becoming an outstanding research institution, emphasizing collaborative partnerships and entrepreneurship, enhancing the university's engagement with the community to meet challenges and maximize opportunities, as well as infusing Inter-American and global perspectives throughout the University community.

South Texas Border Health Disparities Center - (956) 665-7937

The South Texas Border Health Disparities Center focuses on enhancing the institutional capacity of UTPA researchers to conduct health disparities research with a particular emphasis on the prevention of obesity, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease among the largely Hispanic population along the U.S.-Mexico border.