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The University of Memphis School of Public Health Mission  is to improve population health, promote health equity, and produce the next generation of public health leaders, through innovation and excellence in interdisciplinary education, research, service and community engagement.

The University of Memphis School of Public Health Vision is to be recognized as one of the nation's premier metropolitan schools of public health, and a leader in education, research and practice.

 CEPH Accreditation

SPH Accepted as a Candidate School for CEPH Accreditation

Dean Lisa Klesges is pleased to announce that our School of Public Health has been accepted into candidacy by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) to begin our accreditation process. The School of Public Health is now an associate member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).



Dr. Jia Named JPB Environmental Health Fellow

Dr. Chunrong Jia, assistant professor of Environmental Health, has been invited to become a JPB Environmental Health Fellow.  The highly competitive honor comes with up to $350,000 in support over a three-year period from Harvard University.  Click here to learn more about the JPB Fellowship Program.

News Archives


2014 SPH Magazine 

SPH is now accepting applications for Public Health Community Scholarships for MPH students!  Click here for details.  Click here for application and advisor recommendation forms.

Dr. Paige Powell, Assistant Professor of Health Systems Management and Policy, spoke with WHBQ about possible Medicaid expansion in Tennessee.  Click here to see the interview.

Seven SPH students will be presenting at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in Houston, February 20-24, 2015.  For a listing of the students and their presentations, please click here.

Upcoming Events

and Important Dates

December 20

Deadline to apply for MPH Community Scholarship 

 December 24-
January 2 

University of Memphis Holiday Closing 

January 20

First Day of Classes
Spring 2015 

Quick Links

MHA Program

MPH Program

PhD in Epidemiology

PhD in Health Systems and Policy

PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Health Care Interpreter Program

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