Latest News from the Department of Public Health
At UT, the graduate public health programs prepare students to be competent, future public health leaders. Our Master of Public Health (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 and improving health.
Our graduate programs are distinguished by the practical experience students gain through community-based class projects, volunteering opportunities, and well-matched field placements.
- March 5, 2021
The Effects of the COVID-19 Response on Public Health: A Survey of the U.S. Public Health Workforce
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Join the APHA Keep It Moving Challenge!
A fun and completely free competition to keep your fitness motivations high. Don’t let those New Year’s resolutions dissolve into the cobwebs this year.
Sign up online or through the Walker Tracker app, available in the App Store for iPhone or Google Play store for android. Join TPHA’s team by searching “Tennessee Public Health Association” in the teams search, or create your own team and ask friends and family to get involved. The challenge runs through the end of National Public Health Week on April 11.
The Department of Public health adopts a new
Diversity Action Plan.
The DPH supports and stands in solidarity with the BLM movement.
DPH Anti-Racism Statement
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 (’09)
Featured Doctoral Student
“I aim to establish a foundation in research in maternal and child health and to contribute to the improvement of health practices associated with pregnancy and neonatal outcomes.”
Featured Master’s Student
“I am fascinated by the intersection of human, animal, and environmental health, and I believe that my academic career has uniquely positioned me to succeed in this very important and rapidly developing nexus of fields.” [continue reading]
APE in Action
MPH students convert academic theory to public health practice by completing a 240-hour Applied Practice Experience (APE) in a community health setting. APE provides a bridge for students to join a growing talented and competent public health workforce. [continue reading]