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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).


 Memphis Healthy U

Memphis Healthy U

The Memphis Healthy U Spring 2015 Kickoff event was held on January 28.  Click here to see the video! All are welcome to join Midday Moves at 12:30 pm each Monday-Thursday!


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.

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Dr. Ahn Awarded Korea Foundation 2015 Fellowship for Field Research

Dr. SangNam Ahn, assistant professor in Health Systems, Management and Policy, will spend the summer in South Korea as a Fellow and Visiting Professor, sharing his expertise and developing research collaborations with other Korean scholars.  This highly competitive award reflects the international respect Dr. Ahn has earned through his work in health services research and health outcomes related to aging and chronic disease self-management.

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Dr. Debra Bartelli, Research Associate Professor in the School of Public Health, is a co-author of Aging in Place and Universal Design, supported by the Plough Foundation.  This guidebook highlights community and home adaptations to facilitate healthy aging.  Click here for the guidebook.

Asos Mahmood is a Fulbright Scholar pursuing his MPH in the School of Public Health.  His MPH practicum experience was conducted in the Arbat Camp in Iraq with the World Health Organization's Regional Office of the Eastern Mediterranean.  Dr. Mahmood worked to identify potential innovative approaches to improve health systems in refugee camps.  In this video, he shares his thoughts about studying public health at the University of Memphis.

Dr. Marian Levy has been elected to the American Public Health Association's Governing Council, and Dr. Soumitra Bhuyan has been elected as section councilor to the APHA Health Administration Section.  Please click here for more information.

Dr. Kenneth Ward has been recognized as one of the top 10 prolific authors in tobacco use publications in Middle Eastern Arab countries.  Click here to read the Harm Reduction Journal article, published  November 2014.

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.

Upcoming Events

and Important Dates

February 6

SPH Student/Faculty Social Hour
5:30 pm at RP Tracks 

April 6-12

Public Health Week
Details coming soon! 

April 11

SPH Family Picnic
11 am- 2 pm
Audubon Park 

April 24

Tennessee Public Health Association
West Tennessee Regional Meeting

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MHA Program

MPH Program

PhD in Epidemiology

PhD in Health Systems and Policy

PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Health Care Interpreter Program

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