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Heather Honoré Goltz

Associate Professor, Social Work, University of Houston-Downtown

Dr. Heather Honoré Goltz is an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Houston-Downtown, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases at Baylor College of Medicine, and a Research Investigator at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. She is a licensed master social worker and doctoral-level health educator with over a decade of experience developing and implementing clinical interventions to improve quality of life and health outcomes of patients and caregivers impacted by complex medical and behavioral health conditions. She earned a B.S. in Biology (Scientific Inquiry concentration) from the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University and a M.S.W. (Mental Health concentration) and M.Ed. (Curriculum & Instruction-Teaching) from the University of Houston. She earned a Ph.D. in Health Education from Texas A&M University prior to completing post-doctoral fellowships at the Michael E. DeBakey VAMC and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Goltz has co-authored almost 30 peer-reviewed articles, primarily focusing on aspects of genitourinary cancer survivorship and sexual health. She has also co-authored or collaborated on a number of research studies funded by the American Cancer Society, NIH, DOD, and VA.


  • 2017–present
    Associate Professor, University of Houston-Downtown

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Oncology Social Work
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality


Finalist, Jimmy D. Long, Sr., Louisiana Scholars' College Distinguished Alumni Award, Northwestern State University, 2018; Finalist, Faculty Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activity Award, University of Houston-Downtown, 2016