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Dr. Marian LevyThe Master of Public Health (MPH) program integrates the academic study of public health theory with principles of public health practice in order to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles, and protect the community. In accordance with national accreditation standards, our MPH students spend 240 contact hours in a practicum (internship) experience. The Memphis and Shelby County Health Department serves as the primary location for MPH students practicum. Students have gained valuable experience working directly with top administrators and health officers on projects related to HIV prevention, breastfeeding, immunization, TB control, community health promotion, and emergency preparedness. The practicum provides graduate students the opportunity to apply academic concepts and models learned in the classroom to the real world of public health practice. It also provides relevant experience that serves as a foundation for their public health careers.

—Dr. Marian Levy

green off campus

Participating students worked in the following areas during the 2011 semester as Green Interns:

                Off-Campus Green Internship Sustainability Partners

Shana Guy interned with supervisor Josephine Williams at GrowMemphis (Mid-South Peace and Justice Center). Here is Shana posing with Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham.
Sean Hart interned with supervisors Cynthia Magallon Puljic and Andrew Trippel at the YMCA Walker- University District Business Alliance.
                 Not Pictured Kenya Johnson interned with supervisor Ms. Amy Schaftlein at United Housing, Inc.
Robin Miller interned with supervisor Dr. Mark Matheny at the Highland Area Renewal Corporation.
Kelly Smith interned with supervisor Ms. Sutton Hayes at Keep Tennessee Beautiful.
Kaneisha Thomas interned with supervisor Ms. Mollie Campbell at Bridges.

Photos courtesy of Curt Hart.

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