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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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 Thursday, October 29th from 2-4 pm Central Time. Drop in to find out about our undergraduate, master's and doctoral programs, as well as certificates and dual degree options.  Click here to join>

Meeting ID: 842 3291 2581
Passcode: 093986


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.


 SCHD COVID-19 Volunteers Needed

The Shelby County Health Department needs volunteers to assist with the COVID-19 response. The work involves telephone contacting of cases and contacts of cases (please refer to the information below.) If you are able to assist with this important work, please email Dr. Marian Levy with your contact information (name, email address and phone number) by noon Tuesday, April 28th. The Health Department will follow up with you.

Thank you for considering this important contribution to the health and safety of our community!

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>