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The University of Memphis School of Public Health Mission  is to improve population health, promote health equity, and produce the next generation of public health leaders, through innovation and excellence in interdisciplinary education, research, service and community engagement.

The University of Memphis School of Public Health Vision is to be recognized as one of the nation's premier metropolitan schools of public health, and a leader in education, research and practice.

 CEPH Accreditation

SPH Accepted as a Candidate School for CEPH Accreditation

Dean Lisa Klesges is pleased to announce that our School of Public Health has been accepted into candidacy by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) to begin our accreditation process. The School of Public Health is now an associate member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).


 2015 Public Health Community Scholars

 Five Community Health Scholars Named


The School of Public Health is pleased to announce the first cohort of Public Health Community Scholars.  The following five first-year MPH students were named Public Health Community Scholars:  Angela Askew, Daleniece Higgins, Cyril Patra, Jennifer Richardson, and Lisa Wang.  These scholarships were made possible by generous funding from an anonymous donor.  Please click here for details.

 Memphis Healthy U

Memphis Healthy U

The Memphis Healthy U Spring 2015 Kickoff event was held on January 28.  Click here to see the video! All are welcome to join Midday Moves at 12:30 pm each Monday-Thursday!


Dr. Jia Named JPB Environmental Health Fellow

Dr. Chunrong Jia, assistant professor of Environmental Health, has been invited to become a JPB Environmental Health Fellow.  The highly competitive honor comes with up to $350,000 in support over a three-year period from Harvard University.  Click here to learn more about the JPB Fellowship Program.

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Dr. Ahn Awarded Korea Foundation 2015 Fellowship for Field Research

Dr. SangNam Ahn, assistant professor in Health Systems, Management and Policy, will spend the summer in South Korea as a Fellow and Visiting Professor, sharing his expertise and developing research collaborations with other Korean scholars.  This highly competitive award reflects the international respect Dr. Ahn has earned through his work in health services research and health outcomes related to aging and chronic disease self-management.

News Archives


2014 SPH Magazine

Our Public Health Student Association has scheduled some great events to celebrate National Public Health Week, April 6-12.  Click here for details!

SPH offers new graduate certificate in Population Health- click here for details!

A new Health Care Interpreter Training course will begin April 11.  Please click here for more information. 

The University of Memphis Executive MHA, scheduled for launch in June 2015, has been delayed for one year.  The new launch date is May 2016.  Applicants who have already applied through HAMPCAS to be part of the first cohort will not need to reapply.  Applications already in process will be completed during  the current admissions cycle, and decisions will be made.  Admitted applicants will automatically receive a one-year deferral to May 2016.

Hear what our students are saying:

Adam Alexander
Asos Mahmood
Nikko Carlson

Upcoming Events

and Important Dates

April 6-12

National Public Health Week
Click here for details! 

April 10 

Public Health Student Assocation Interdisciplinary Forum
Click here for details and RSVP information. 

April 11

SPH Family Picnic
11 am- 2 pm
Audubon Park 

April 24

Tennessee Public Health Association
West Tennessee Regional Meeting

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