Syeda S. Jesmin, a medical sociologist/social epidemiologist, is an Associate Professor of sociology. Her scholarly interests center on policy relevant research in social determinants of health. Her current research focuses on mental health promotion. She has been awarded a three-year $303,000 grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for suicide prevention and mental health promotion at UNT Dallas and surrounding communities. Her work has appeared in Archives of Sexual Behavior, Aggressive Behavior, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Violence and Victims, Culture, Health & Sexuality, Women & Health, Health Care for Women International, Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Educational Gerontology, and several other peer reviewed journals. Along with new course development and consistently high teaching evaluations, Dr. Jesmin is rated excellent in the area of teaching.