"The UT MPH program contributed to my professional success in that it allows me to take advantage of health education opportunities with patients. I am more aware of teachable moments."
- Kenetra Hix, MPH
Dr. Paul Erwin discusses the creation of the Public Health Grand Rounds.
Department of Public Health
At UT, the graduate public health programs prepare students to be competent, future public health leaders. Our MPH program has been accredited since 1969, making it the first nationally accredited program outside a School of Public Health. We also formed Tennessee's first Academic Health Department, with the purpose of bridging knowledge, improving health. The UT graduate programs are distinguished by the practical experience students gain through community-based class projects, volunteering opportunities, and well-matched field placements.
In The News
Univ. of TN MPH Students Win the 1st Annual TPHA Student Video Challenge TPHA held its first annual "Student Video Challenge" this year asking students from universities across the state to submit a 2 minute video showing what public health is in their communities and through their eyes.
A big congratulations to Claire Mason and Yoonwon (Yoonie) Jung for winning the grand prize in the first annual Student Video Challenge. They will be recognized and receive a $100 check at the East Tennessee Grand Division TPHA meeting on Friday, April 25. Their video will also be shown sometime during the TPHA Annual Meeting in September.
Alumni Focus newsletter for spring 2014 now available here.
Chenoa Allen is a doctoral student in Health Behavior / Health Education. Prior to coming to the University of Tennessee, she completed her M.S. in Health and Medical Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on maternal and child health and social epidemiology. Her current research interests include adolescent development, refugee and immigrant adaptation, and the role of social and cultural capital in perpetuating inequalities.
MPH students convert academic theory to public health practice by completing a 360-hour Field Practice in a community health setting. The field practice provides a bridge for students to join a growing talented and competent public health workforce. More Info
"Flexibility is probably the most important trait to have in this line of work. Public Health is not an overnight fix. It is a long, committed relationship that develops
over time. " (more)
Shambrekia Wise, MPH
Health Insurance Specialist
Centers for Medicare & Medicad Services
Dept. of Health and Human Services
MPH (HPA), Class of 2010
Our graduate programs will provide you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve your future goals. Our alumni have careers and various public health arenas such as community health, international health and hospital administration. See where our alumni are today.
Read about the achievements from a sampling of our alumni here.