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School of Public Health
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
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

Chaundra Walker

Chaundra Walker
Administrative Associate
Phone: 901.678.1706
Office: 232 Robison

Deanna McMillian

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

Ashley Yacoubian

Ashley Yacoubian
Extramural Funding Coordinator
Phone: 901.678.4501
Office: 208 Robison


Academic Support Staff

Shirl Sharpe

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

Emma Draluck

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

Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Environmental Health Division

Epidemiology Faculty

Xinhua Yu
Associate Professor, Program Coordinator
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
Phone: 901.678.2491
Office: 301 Robison
Epigenetics, Asthma, Allergies, Eczema, Body Mass Index (BMI)
Fawaz Mzayek
Associate Professor
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
Associate 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
Phone: 901.678.4704
Office: 224 Robison
Variable Selection, Bayesian Network & clustering, Epigenetic studies
Yu (Joyce) Jiang
Assistant Professor
Phone: 901.678.4641
Office: 216 Robison
Bayesian methods, statistical genetics & epigenetics, latent variable modeling
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Xichen Mou, PhD
Assistant Professor
Office: 218 Robison
Group testing, pooled biomarker data analysis, nonparametric regression, repeated measures
Meredith Ray
Associate Professor
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, Urban Health
Debra Bartelli
Research Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Programs
Phone: 901.678.1395
Office: 233 Robison
ACEs, Built Environment, Senior Food Insecurity, WASH, Urban Health

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
Phone: 901.678.5688
Office: 133 Robison
Aging, Obesity, Adverse Childhood Experiences
Mark Hendricks
Phone: 901.678.2982
Office: 137 Robison
Courtnee Melton, PhD
Courtnee Melton-Fant, PhD
Assistant Professor
Office: 130 Robison
State and local public policy, racial health inequities, health outcomes
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
Dr. Wei Lyu
Wei Lyu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Phone: 901.678.3437
Office: 124 Robison

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
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
Phone: 901.678.1675
Office: 209 Robison
HIV prevention, CBPR
Yong Yang
Associate Professor
Phone: 901.678.5018
Office: 203 Robison
Environment & health behavior, Aging & mental health,
Application of Agent-based Models
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

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