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Graduate Student Association

GSA members display a poster for the CEHHS Chalk Walk

Students display the GSA’s entry for the Annual College of Education Health and Human Sciences Chalk Walk.

The Public Health Graduate Student Association (PHGSA) is a voluntary student organization for MPH and DrPH students at the University of Tennessee. The PHGSA allows public health graduate students, both new and seasoned, to develop leadership skills, enjoy time together, and develop health-promoting initiatives for the university community and beyond.

  • PHGSA activities include: planning and leading the new student orientation each fall semester, participating in campus wellness events, and engaging in other service learning activities that promote health.
  • Public health graduate students are elected each year for the positions of president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer.
  • Associate Professor Kathleen Brown serves as faculty adviser of the PHGSA.
  • Read the Public Health PHGSA bylaws¬†here.
  • Annual Reports

2020 PHGSA Officers

President: Ahmad Mitoubsi, HPM student,
Vice President: Zhannae Cummings, CHE student,
Treasurer: Samira Tamimi, HPM student,
Kayla Simon, HPM student,
Philanthropy Chair: Sierra Turner, CHE student,

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