Welcome to the School of Public Health at the University of Memphis. Along with my
colleagues, I appreciate your interest in public health and the exciting challenges
facing our profession. The School offers graduate education, community practicum experience,
and research training to develop your capabilities and address the growing need for
a proficient public health workforce.
The School of Public Health is newly formed following approval from the Tennessee
Higher Education Commission in 2007. It builds on our successful programs, a Master
of Public Health and an accredited Master of Health Administration degree. We offer
areas of study in biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, social and behavioral
sciences, health systems, and health administration. Our faculty expertise is diverse
and we have strong collaborations with local, national, and international partners
that enrich our teaching, support research projects, and offer opportunities for graduate
placements and research experience.
Our mission involves the translation of knowledge and research into community practice
to tackle pressing societal problems of social and environmental justice, health disparities,
unhealthy lifestyles, and accessible systems that support healthy living for individuals,
families, and communities. We emphasize both discovery and application with the goal
of moving "knowledge into action" locally, nationally and globally.
We invite you to join our faculty, staff, alumni, and friends as we continue to develop
high quality and relevant training and research in our new School of Public Health.
Lisa M. Klesges, Ph.D.