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Peyton Prothero

Peyton Prothero, MPH

Lecturer and Applied Practice Experience (APEx) Coordinator


Peyton Prothero (she/her/hers) is the Applied Practice Experience (APEx) Coordinator for the Department of Public Health. Peyton lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with her partner and two exotic pets, but she also calls the Pacific Northwest home as she grew up near Seattle, Washington and spent several years after college in Oregon working. Before moving to Tennessee, Peyton worked as a health education coordinator where she facilitated workshops on various health topics to undergraduate students and oversaw a peer health education program. Her public health interests include college health, reproductive and sexual health, and violence prevention. During her free time, Peyton enjoys hiking, stand-up paddleboarding, attending concerts and comedy shows, watching documentaries, and volunteering.


Peyton received her B.S. in Public Health, Health Promotion and Health Behavior from Oregon State University in 2014. After spending time working in healthcare and student affairs, she returned to school and received her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Community Health Education with a minor in Epidemiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2022. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Awards and Recognitions

2022 – Dr. June Gorski Award – for excellence in Community Health Education

Peyton Prothero

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