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Marian Levy, Dr.P.H., R.D., Master's of Public Health Program

University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152

Marian Levy, Dr.P.H., R.D., is Associate Professor and Director of the Master's of Public Health program at the University of Memphis.  Dr. Levy received her doctorate in public health from UCLA.  A registered dietitian, she has conducted several research initiatives to reduce pediatric obesity, increase access to care, and reduce health disparities.  As a consultant to the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, her responsibilities included developing the Pandemic Influenza Response Plan for Memphis and Shelby County.  Her research interests include school-based health promotion, cultural competence, Latino health, and community-based participatory research.  She is also on faculty at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in the College of Allied Health Sciences and the College of Dentistry.

A selection of Dr. Levy's publications follows:
  • Beesman G, Levy M, Stender S, Hare M. (2007) Appearance of Body Morphology: Poor Screening Tool for Recognizing Risk of Overweight African American Children in an Urban Pediatric Clinic.  (in review).
  • Levy M, Heffner B, Stewart T, Beeman G. (2006) The Efficacy of Asthma Case Management in an Urban School District in Reducing School Absences and Hospitalizations for Asthma. J Sch Health, 76 (6): 320-324.
  • Levy M and Shmerling JE. An interdisciplinary model of comprehensive school health. A White Paper: Describing a model for a comprehensive school health system. Tennessee Hospital Association, February, 2000.
  • (Levy) Arbeit ML, Johnson CC, Mott DS, Harsha DW, Nicklas TA, Webber LS, Berenson GS. (1992) The Heart Smart Cardiovascular School Health Promotion: Behavior correlates of risk factor change. Prev Med, 21: 18-32.
  • (Levy) Arbeit ML, Nicklas TA, Berenson GS. (1992) Considerations of dietary sodium/potassium/energy ratios of selected foods. J Am Coll Nutr, 11(2): 210-212.

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