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School of Public Health
232 Robison Hall

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Dean's Office
Administrative Staff
Academic Support Staff
Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health Faculty
Health Systems Management and Policy Faculty
Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty

Dean's Office


Ashish Joshi

Ashish Joshi, Ph.D., MBBS, MPH
Dean and Distinguished University Professor
Phone: 901.678.1673
Office: 236 A Robison


Dr. Marian Levy

Marian Levy, DrPH, RD, FAND
Associate Dean and Professor
Phone: 901.678.4514
Office: 230 Robison


Vikki Nolan
Vikki Nolan, DSc, MPH
Assistant Dean and Associate Professor
Phone: 901.678.1696
Office: 228 Robison

Administrative Support Staff

Deanna McMillian

Deanna McMillian
Business Officer
Phone: 901.678.3316
Office: 236 C Robison

Meghan Taylor

Meghan Taylor, PhD
Pre-Award Coordinator
Phone: 901.678.4501
Office: 208 Robison Hall

Katherine Shorter

Katherine Shorter, MPH
Administrative Associate I
Phone: 901.678.1706
Office: 232 Robison Hall

Academic Support Staff

Shirl Sharpe

Shirl Sharpe, MS
Academic Services Coordinator II for Graduate Program                 
Phone: 901.678.1710
Office: 225 Robison

Emma Draluck

Emma Draluck, MPH
Instructor Coordinator for Undergraduate Program
Phone: 901.678.1687
Office: 223 Robison Hall

Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health Faculty

Dr. Zhang
Hongmei Zhang, PhD, MS
Professor of Biostatistics,
Division Director, and PhD Program Coordinator for Biostatistics
Phone: 901.678.4704
Office: 224 Robison
Variable Selection, Bayesian Network & clustering, Epigenetic studies
Debra Bartelli
Director of Undergraduate Programs,
Research Associate Professor of Urban Health
Phone: 901.678.1395
Office: 233 Robison
ACEs, Built Environment, Senior Food Insecurity, WASH, Urban Health
Chunrong Jia
Professor of Environmental Health and Urban Health
Phone: 901.678.2655
Office: 337 Robison
Air pollution, Exposure Assessment, Environmental disparity, Urban Health
Yu (Joyce) Jiang
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Phone: 901.678.4641
Office: 216 Robison
Bayesian methods, statistical genetics & epigenetics, latent variable modeling
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Xichen Mou, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Office: 218 Robison
Group testing, pooled biomarker data analysis, nonparametric regression, repeated measures
Fawaz Mzayek
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Phone: 901.678.1662
Office: 300 Robison
Cardiovascular risk, Smoking, Obesity
Vikki Nolan
Assistant Dean, Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Phone: 901.678.1696
Office: 228 Robison
Sickle cell, Cancer, Infectious diseases
Meredith Ray
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Master Program Coordinator for Biostatistics
Phone: 901.678.5390
Office: 220 Robison
Epigenetics, Bayesian clustering, Lung cancer, fMRI brain data
Matthew Smeltzer
Matthew Smeltzer, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Phone: 901.678.3702
Office: 222 Robison
Clinical epi, Lung cancer, Sickle cell, Implementation science
Abu Mohammed Naser Titu
Abu Mohammed Naser Titu, PhD, MBBS
Assistant Professor of Environmental and Urban Health
Phone: 901.678.4443
Office: 338 Robison
Xinhua Yu
Associate Professor of Epidemiology,
PhD Program Coordinator for Epidemiology
Phone: 901.678.3433
Office: 305 Robison
Big data, Chronic diseases, Health outcomes

Health Systems Management and Policy Division Faculty

W Tuttle
HSMP Division Director
Phone: 901.678.4130
Office: 132 Robison
Mark Hendricks
Phone: 901.678.2982
Office: 137 Robison
Dr. Wei Lyu
Wei Lyu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Phone: 901.678.3437
Office: 124 Robison
Courtnee Melton, PhD
Courtnee Melton-Fant, PhD
Assistant Professor
Office: 130 Robison
State and local public policy, racial health inequities, health outcomes

Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty

Ken Ward
Professor and Division Director
Phone: 901.678.1715
Office: 201 Robison
Tobacco Control, Smoking Cessation, Chronic disease prevention
Emma Draluck
Emma Draluck, MPH
Instructor Coordinator for Undergraduate Program
Phone: 901.678.1687
Office: 223 Robison
Satish Kedia
Satish Kedia, PhD, MPH
Professor and SBS PhD Program Coordinator
Phone: 901.678.1433
Office: 205 Robison
Marian Levy
Associate Dean and Professor
Phone: 901.678.4514
Office: 230 Robison
Interprofessional Education (IPE), Public health practice, Environmental
Support for Healthy Lifestyles
Latrice Pichon, PhD, MPH, CHES
Associate Professor
Phone: 901.678.1675
Office: 209 Robison
HIV prevention, CBPR
Jennifer Turchi
Jennifer Turchi, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor
Phone: 901.678.2921
Office: 200 Robison
Youth Advocacy, Social and structural inequality; child development and family outcomes, Community collaboration and outreach
Yong Yang
Associate Professor
Phone: 901.678.5018
Office: 203 Robison
Environment & health behavior, Aging & mental health,
Application of Agent-based Models

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