Preparing the next generation of public health leaders.

As a major metropolitan research university, the University of Memphis is dedicated to generating new knowledge and best practices that provide practical solutions to the problems that impact the communities we serve. We respond to pressing community health needs through engaged research and community outreach. We provide hands-on experiences for our students to increase their capacity for engagement and service.

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Things to Note

SPH WEBINAR, Tues., April 6 at noon CDT: 

CovidImage   COVID-19 Update: the Disease and its Vaccines

In celebration of National Public Health Week, the Public Health Student Association is hosting a webinar titled

COVID-19 Update: the Disease and its Vaccines. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, April 6th from noon-1 pm CDT.  It is free and open to the public. Dr. Xinhua Yu and Dr. Matthew Smeltzer, experts in epidemiology and medicine, are our featured speakers.

Here is the ZOOM link:

Time: Apr 6, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 957 9376 4884

Passcode: Jtwzv8

We hope you will join us!



CEPH Re-accredits School of Public Health for 7 years

The School of Public Health is pleased to announce that the Council on Education for Public Health has re-accredited the School for a full seven-year term. The accreditation decision came at the CEPH Board of Councilors meeting on March 7-8, 2021. The accreditation report may be accessed here.  



Advocacy Event for Transit Reform:  Youth Voices Transit Discussion: March 24th 5-7 pm 

Please join this online discussion for transit reform, hosted by Stop Poverty With Policy, a student led initiative that aims to tackle the structural obstacles that trap communities in poverty. See discussion fact sheet >

Online via Zoom, kindly sign up at stoppovertywithpolicy.com or stream live on Youtube @Stop Poverty With Policy. See flyer >



School of Public Health Virtual Open House

Interested in a public health career?

The School of Public Health is hosting a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, February 10 from 1- 2 PM Central Time. Drop in to find out about our undergraduate programs, requirements, career opportunities in public health and talk to our alumni about their experiences post graduation. See flyer>  

via Zoom

Meeting ID: 823 8078 3967
Password: gotigersgo



School of Public Health Assesses COVID-19 Mask Usage

The School of Public Health is conducting research in collaboration with the Mayor's Joint COVID-19 Task Force to assess levels of compliance with facial mask policies in Shelby County. Led by Dr. Marian Levy and Dr. Vikki Nolan, four MPH students (Jerelyn Carmichael, Gabby Dowdy, Erick Kalobwe, and Becky Kronenberg) have observed mask usage among approximately 12,000 individuals in 20 retail sites across Shelby County. The students have presented the study findings to the City Council and Mayor's COVID-19 Task Force. Click here for study results and a FOX-13 news interview.


 SPH Announces 2020 Student Achievement Award Recipients

Each year, the School of Public Health provides Student Achievement Awards to recognize outstanding students in each of our Master's and Doctoral programs of study. These awards are highly-competitive and reflect outstanding academic achievement, research accomplishments, and contribution to the field of public health. We are pleased to announce the recipients for 2020. Read More>