Health Educators Fellowship Program


The Health Educators Fellowship Program (HEFP) is a collaborative initiative between three schools of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; the School of Dentistry, the Medical School and the School of Public Health.

What's the purpose of the HEFP?

The primary aim of the HEFP is to enhance and improve faculty knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to the scholarship of teaching and learning to enable them to make positive contributions to their department, school and UTHealth. 
Specifically, the fellowship is designed to increase fellows':

  • Knowledge and ability to apply key educational principles and theories.
  • Skills in lecturing and facilitating student/resident learning in all educational venues.
  • Ability to design and evaluate programs and curriculum.
  • Interest in and ability to serve as an educational leader.
  • Self-reflection and readiness to benefit from constructive feedback from learners and peers.




Dr. Paula O'Neill at UT School of Dentistry (713-500-4292)

Dr. Allison Ownby at UT Medical School (713-500-5131)