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School of Public Health
sphadmin@memphis.edu
901.678.1706
232 Robison Hall

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


Dean's Office

Dr. James Gurney

James G. Gurney, PhD
Dean and Professor
jggurney@memphis.eduPhone: 901.678.1673
Office: 236 A Robison

Dr. Marian Levy

Marian Levy, DrPH, RD, FAND
Associate Dean and Professor
mlevy@memphis.eduPhone: 901.678.4514
Office: 230 Robison

 

Vikki Nolan
Vikki Nolan, DSc, MPH
Assistant Dean and Associate Professor
vgnolan@memphis.edu
Phone: 901.678.1696
Office: 228 Robison


Administrative & Student Support Staff

Chaundra Walker

Chaundra Walker
Administrative Associate
cdhgghis@memphis.edu
Phone: 901.678.1706
Office: 232 Robison

Deanna McMillian

Deanna McMillian
Business Officer
dmcmilln@memphis.edu
Phone: 901.678.3316
Office: 236 C Robison

Shirl Sharpe

Shirl Sharpe, MS
Academic Services Coordinator II
ssharpe@memphis.edu
Phone: 901.678.1710
Office: 225 Robison

Ashley Yacoubian

Ashley Yacoubian
Extramural Funding Coordinator
mezekiel@memphis.edu
Phone: 901.678.4501
Office: 208 Robison


Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Environmental Health Division

Epidemiology Faculty

Xinhua Yu
Associate Professor, Program Coordinator
xyu2@memphis.edu
Phone: 901.678.3433
Office: 305 Robison
Big data, Chronic diseases, Health outcomes
James Gurney
Dean, Professor
Phone: 901.678.1673
Office: 236 A Robison
Childhood cancer, Pediatric chronic disease, Sickle cell disease
Wilfried Karmaus
Professor
Phone: 901.678.2491
Office: 301 Robison
Epigenetics, Asthma, Allergies, Eczema, Body Mass Index (BMI)
Fawaz Mzayek
Associate Professor
fmzayek@memphis.edu
Phone: 901.678.1662
Office: 300 Robison
Cardiovascular risk, Smoking, Obesity
Vikki Nolan
Assistant Dean, Associate Professor
Phone: 901.678.1696
Office: 228 Robison
Sickle cell, Cancer, Infectious diseases
Matthew Smeltzer
Matthew Smeltzer, PhD
Assistant Professor
Phone: 901.678.3702
Office: 222 Robison
Clinical epi, Lung cancer, Sickle cell, Implementation science

Biostatistics Faculty

Dr. Zhang
Hongmei Zhang, PhD, MS
Professor, Division Director, and Program Coordinator
for Biostatistics
hzhang6@memphis.edu
Phone: 901.678.4704
Office: 224 Robison
Variable Selection, Bayesian Network & clustering, Epigenetic studies
Yu (Joyce) Jiang
Assistant Professor
yjiang4@memphis.edu
Phone: 901.678.4641
Office: 216 Robison
Bayesian methods, statistical genetics & epigenetics, latent variable modeling
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Xichen Mou, PhD
Assistant Professor
xmou@memphis.edu
901.678.1491
Office: 218 Robison
Meredith Ray
Assistant Professor
maray@memphis.edu
Phone: 901.678.5390
Office: 220 Robison
Epigenetics, Bayesian clustering, Lung cancer, fMRI brain data
George Relyea
Associate Professor
Phone: 901.678.1716
Office: 226 Robison

Environmental Health Faculty

Chunrong Jia
Associate Professor
Phone: 901.678.2655
Office: 337 Robison
Air pollution, Exposure Assessment, Environmental disparity
Pratik Banerjee
Associate Professor
pbnerjee@memphis.edu
Phone: 901.678.4443
Office: 338 Robison
Food safety, molecular epidemiology of food-borne pathogens,
food access in metropolitan settings, food regulations and policies
Debra Bartelli
Research Associate Professor
Phone: 901.678.1395
Office: 233 Robison
ACEs, Built Environment, Senior Food Insecurity, WASH

Health Systems Management and Policy Division Faculty

Aram Dobalian
Professor and Division Director
Phone: 901.678.4130
Office: 132 Robison
Natural & manmade disasters, Veteran & Military-connected health,
Health policy & access to care
SangNam Ahn
Associate Professor and HSP PhD Program Coordinator
sahn@memphis.edu
Phone: 901.678.5688
Office: 133 Robison
Aging, Obesity, Adverse Childhood Experiences
Mark Hendricks
Instructor
Phone: 901.678.2982
Office: 137 Robison
Courtnee Melton, PhD
Courtnee Melton-Fant, PhD
Assistant Professor
cemelton@memphis.edu
901.678.3361
Office: 130 Robison
Paige Powell
Paige Powell, PhD, MHA
Associate Professor and MHA Program Director
Phone: 901.678.2883
Office: 132 Robison
Patient-Centered Outcomes, cancer disparities, chronic conditions & the ED

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
Brook Harmon
Phone: 901.678.1687
Office: 200 Robison
Diet and physical activity behaviors, Community engaged research,
Faith-based health promotion
Satish Kedia
Satish Kedia, PhD
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
lcpichon@memphis.edu
Phone: 901.678.1675
Office: 209 Robison
HIV prevention, CBPR
Yong Yang
Assistant Professor
Phone: 901.678.5018
Office: 203 Robison
Environment & health behavior, Aging & mental health,
Application of Agent-based Models
Gerhild Ullmann
Gerhild Ullmann, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Phone: 901.678.1340
Office: 339 Robison
Aging, Functional health, Health Effect of Mind-Body Exercises

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