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The University of Memphis School of Public Health Mission  is to improve population health, promote health equity, and produce the next generation of public health leaders, through innovation and excellence in interdisciplinary education, research, service and community engagement.

The University of Memphis School of Public Health Vision is to be recognized as one of the nation's premier metropolitan schools of public health, and a leader in education, research and practice.

 CEPH Accreditation

SPH Accepted as a Candidate School for CEPH Accreditation

Dean Lisa Klesges is pleased to announce that our School of Public Health has been accepted into candidacy by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) to begin our accreditation process. The School of Public Health is now an associate member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).



Dr. Jia Named JPB Environmental Health Fellow

Dr. Chunrong Jia, assistant professor of Environmental Health, has been invited to become a JPB Environmental Health Fellow.  The highly competitive honor comes with up to $350,000 in support over a three-year period from Harvard University.  Click here to learn more about the JPB Fellowship Program.

 BCBS Check Presentation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Health Foundation makes gift to FitKids 

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Health Foundation presented a check for $825,000 to Memphis FitKids.  It is the second award in a three-year grant to fund a demonstration project of FitKids in the Memphis community.  Developed with the support of the FedEx Institute of Technology, FitKids is addressing the epidemic of childhood obesity in the Mid-South.  The web-based tool was created by Drs. Ken Ward and Lisa Klesges from the School of Public Health and Dr. Ramin Homayouni, director of the Center for Translational Informatics.  Click here to read the press release.

News Archives


SPH is now accepting applications for Public Health Community Scholarships for MPH students!  Click here for details.  Click here for application and advisor recommendation forms.

Dr. Paige Powell, Assistant Professor of Health Systems Management and Policy, spoke with WHBQ about the new healthcare marketplace open enrollment period.

Seven SPH students will be presenting at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in Houston, February 20-24, 2015.  For a listing of the students and their presentations, please click here.

Three MHA students were finalists at the National Association of Health Services Executive (NAHSE) Annual Everett V. Fox Student Case Analysis and Presentation Competition.  The team placed 5th in the 2014 Case Title:  "Innovating Healthcare: Transforming the Care Model."


Upcoming Events

and Important Dates

November 20
10 am- 2pm 

Great American Smokeout
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November 26-28

Thanksgiving Holidays

 Monday- Wednesday December 1-3

CEPH Accreditation Site Visit 

December 5-11

Final Exams 

December 20

Deadline to apply for MPH Community Scholarship 

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PhD in Epidemiology

PhD in Health Systems and Policy

PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Health Care Interpreter Program

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