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School of Public Health

The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains three levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, and (3) External.

Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Full or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one external graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.


FULL MEMBERS

SANGNAM AHN, Associate Professor, PhD (2009), Texas A&M University Health Science Center [2025]

DEBRA BARTELLI, Research Associate Professor, DrPH (2001), Columbia University [2022]

ARAM DOBALIAN, Professor, PhD (2001), University of California Los Angeles [2023]

JAMES G. GURNEY, Professor, PhD (1994), University of Washington [2020]

CHUNRONG JIA, Associate Professor, PhD (2007), The University of Michigan [2021]

YU JIANG, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), University of Kansas Medical Center [2020]

WILFRIED KARMAUS, Professor, MD (1994), University of Hamburg [2020]

SATISH KEDIA, Professor, PhD (1997), The University of Kentucky [2020]

MARIAN LEVY, Professor, DrPH (1994), University of California-Los Angeles [2025]

COURTNEE MELTON, Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), University of Tennessee Health Science Center [2025]

XICHEN MOU, Assistant Professor, PhD (2019), University of South Carolina [2025]

FAWAZ MZAYEK, Associate Professor, PhD (2005), Tulane University [2020]

VIKKI G. NOLAN, Associate Professor, DSc (2009), Boston University School of Public Health [2023]

LATRICE PICHON, Associate Professor, PhD (2008), San Diego University [2023]

M. PAIGE POWELL, Associate Professor, PhD (2003), The Pennsylvania State University [2025]

MEREDITH RAY, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), University of South Carolina [2021]

GEORGE RELYEA, Associate Professor, MS (1982), Memphis State University [2023]

MATTHEW SMELTZER, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), The University of Memphis [2021]

KENNETH WARD, Professor, PhD (1998), University of Memphis [2022]

XINHUA YU, Associate Professor, PhD (2003), University of Minnesota [2025]

HONGMEI ZHANG, Professor, PhD (2003), Iowa State University [2025]

YONG YANG, Assistant Professor, PhD (2007), University of Southampton, UK [2021]

WEI LYU, Assistant Professor, PhD (2020), University of Iowa [2026]


ASSOCIATE MEMBER

YONG YANG, Assistant Professor, PhD (2007), University of Southampton, UK 

ALEXANDER M. CARNALL, Instructor, MS (2019), University of Memphis 

STEWART DISMUKE, Visiting Professor, MD (1971), University of Tennessee

MICHAEL SCHMIDT, PhD (2019), University of Memphis 

LAWRENCE J.SMITH, JD (1993), University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey's School of Law 

PEDRO A. VELASQUEZ-MIEYER, MD (1983), Universidad Central De Venezuela School of Medicine 

JENNIFER ANN TURCHI, Visiting Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), University of Iowa


EXTERNAL MEMBERS

SYED ARSHAD, DM (1993), University of Southampton [2022]

KATORA CAMPBELL, DrPH (2011), University of South Carolina [2021]

DANIEL  CLARK, MHA (2009),  University of Memphis [2022]

KAREN DEREFINKO, PhD (2010), University of Kentucky [2023]

JEREMIE HEATH ESTEPP, PhD (2006),  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine [2021]

ISRAEL FERNANDEZ-PINEDA, MD (2002), Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain [2020]

CORI GRANT, PhD (2017), University of Memphis [2022]

JANE HANKINS, MD (1993), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) [2021]

ALISA HAUSHALTER, DNP (2007), University of Tennessee Health Science Center [2021]

CHARLES H. HENNESY, MBA (1996), Christian Brothers University [2022]

JOHN W. HOLLOWAY, PhD (1998), University of Otago, New Zealand  [2022]

RYAN JENKINS, MS (2007), University of Memphis [2022]

KEVIN KRULL, PhD (1991), Florida State Tallahassee [2019]

WENDY LIKES, PhD (2009), University of Tennessee [2021]

KRISTEN NESS, PhD (2004), University of Minnesota [2020]

ROHIT OJHA, DrPH (2010), University of North Texas Health Science Center [2019]

JOHN PANETTA, PhD (1995), Old Dominion University [2021]

JILL ELIZABETH POWELSON, DrPH (2018), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill [2022}

DAVID SWEAT, MPH (1993), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill [2021]

JESSIE L. TUCKER III, PhD (1998), University of Alabama at Birmingham [2022]

WILLIAM TUTTLE, MHA (1982), Washington University, St. Louis [2022]

GERHILD ULLMANN, PhD (2008), University of South Carolina [2022]

JULIE WANG, PhD (1995), University of London, United Kingdom [2019]

RENEE WILSON-SIMMONS, DrPH (2002) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [2022]

HEATHER BRANDT, PhD (2003) University of South Carolina [2023]

INDRANILL BASU RAY, MD (1993) Motilal Nehru Medical College, University of Allahabad India [2023]

BROOK HARMON, PhD (2012) University of South Carolina, [2023]

PRATIK BANERJEE, Associate Professor, PhD (2008), Purdue University [2025]

LISA KLESGES, Professor Emerita, PhD (1995), University of Minnesota [2021]

WENDY LIKES, PhD (2009), University of Tennessee [2021]

ALI ZIYAB, Associate Professor, PhD (2014), University of South Carolina [2023]

 


NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets for Full and External only.