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Marian Levy Is Chosen President-Elect of Tennessee Public Health Association University News
For release: September 29, 2010

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Dr. Marian Levy
Dr. Marian Levy
Dr. Marian Levy, associate professor and director of the Master of Public Health program at the University of Memphis, has been voted president-elect of the Tennessee Public Health Association (TPHA). She will become president in 2011.

TPHA is the leading professional organization recognized as the voice for public health in Tennessee. TPHA is the official professional organization for those engaged in public health practice and research.

“I am honored to lead such dedicated professionals as we work together to prevent disease and promote the health of Tennesseans,” Levy said. “As TPHA president, I hope to maximize the impact of public health in Tennessee through advocacy, policy development, and expanded partnerships across the state and nation.”

Levy received her doctorate in public health from UCLA. She has led numerous initiatives to reduce pediatric obesity, promote health equity, and increase access to healthcare. Her research interests include Latino health, community-based participatory research, sustainability, and emergency preparedness. As a consultant to the Shelby County Health Department, she coordinated the development of the Pandemic Influenza Response Plan for Memphis and Shelby County.

Among her many honors, Levy has received the Ruby R. Wharton Outstanding Woman Award in the area of race relations and the U of M Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award.

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