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Associate Professor Lisa Washburn

Lisa Tucker Washburn, DrPH

Associate Professor - Public Health / UT-Extension, Community Health Specialist


Lisa Tucker Washburn, DrPH, is a Community Health Associate Professor and Extension Specialist with the University of Tennessee Extension. Dr. Washburn began her Extension career in Arkansas in 2001 where she served as a County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences and an Extension Health Specialist at the state level. Her professional interests are deeply rooted in community and informed by county-level experiences. Dr. Washburn's work focuses on community engagement around health issues, increasing Extension capacity to respond to the opioid epidemic, support for master health volunteer initiatives, and enhancing traditional Extension educational efforts with public health strategies. Dr. Washburn is a co-developer of nationally-recognized Extension programs including 4-H Yoga for Kids and Extension Get Fit. She has a strong interest in community-based approaches to increase physical activity access, particularly strength training for mid-life and older adults and yoga for youth audiences. In addition to her academic background in public health, Dr. Washburn is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500) and certified Group Exercise Instructor.

Extension and Outreach Focus

Community engagement around health issues, training and engagement of health master volunteers, supporting Extension agents in community health outreach efforts, enhancing traditional Extension educational efforts with public health strategies.


  • BS, Henderson State University
  • MA, University of Alabama
  • DrPH, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Associate Professor Lisa Washburn

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