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Deanna M. Hoelscher, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., C.N.S.

Professor in Health Promotion

Director, Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living

School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus

UT Health Science Center at Houston

Teaching has made me think more clearly and creatively. I am always looking for different ways to provide learning opportunities for students, and that might include interesting analogies, incorporating recent news stories, or asking provocative questions – anything to bring about that ‘aha’ moment. I am continually surprised that I have learned so much from my students. It is important to be open to new insights from students who bring their own life experiences into the classroom.

Deanna M. Hoelscher, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., C.N.S., is the John P. McGovern Professor in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, founding Director of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, and Associate Regional Dean for Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Austin.

See full bio at sph.uth.edu/research/centers/dell/faculty-member.htm?member=d588f250-86e8-4855-aae6-1538f68df27e.