For release: September 29, 2010
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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.
Dr. Marian Levy
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