Monthly Archives: March 2021

MPH Alumni Spotlight

MPH Alumni Zach Farley ‘20 was recently accepted and offered a full scholarship into University of Oregon’s Prevention Science PhD Program for the Fall of 2021. This will be a 4-year, research intensive degree program. Zach states, “The research interests I share with faculty members at University of Oregon is, in large-part, the reason I decided to accept the PhD position. Specifically, Dr. Liz Budd — my PhD advisor

Educate! At Home Learning Support Collaboration

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Master of Public Health is pleased to share the collaboration between Hamilton County Schools, UTC School of Education, UTC Institute of Teaching and Learning and WTCI PBS with the “Educate! At Home Learning Support” Initiative. The primary focus of the Educate! Channel is to provide learning opportunities while children are at home during this pandemic. The content presented will be shown up to

Career Advising Support

Are you unsure of what the future holds? Are there too many options to choose from and struggling to find your ultimate “dream” job? UTC’s Center for Career and Leadership is here to help! The goal is to provide UTC students and alumni with the confidence and skills to find your purpose, thrive in your career and contribute to your communities. There are many different services the Center offers

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Marissa McElrone

Dr. Marissa McElrone is an Assistant Professor in the MPH program at UTC in the Department of Health and Human Performance. She earned her PhD in Nutritional Sciences (emphasis in Community Nutrition) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and a BS in Nutritional Sciences from Pennsylvania State University. She also completed a dietetic internship while at UTK and holds Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credentials. Dr. McElrone’s research focuses on

Launch of Public Health Alumni Association

Attention all UTC MPH Alumni! The Public Health Alumni Association (PHAA) will launch Spring 2021! This association will serve as a resource for all alumni to gather, engage in professional networking opportunities, learn about jobs/fellowships, receive UTC MPH Program updates, and learn about community and professional development opportunities in your area! We want to continue to support MPH gradates and their journey in public health! Be on the lookout

MPH Students Volunteer at Red Bank Food Pantry

Our first year students, Lindsey Farrell and Savannah Ward volunteered at the Red Bank Food Pantry helping provide meals to 300 families in the Chattanooga community. The Red Bank Food Pantry is housed within the Red Bank United Methodist Church. They host a food drive every first and third Thursday of the month from 4:30-6pm and are always looking for volunteers to help unload the food truck (Tuesdays), pack

Community Spotlight: CEMPA-Donate Your Empty Laundry Bottles

CEMPA Community Care strives to help the community by providing care for those who are impacted by illnesses through support services, treatment, prevention and person-centered care. UTC’s MPH Program partners with CEMPA to help support their efforts through collaborations with faculty and students. CEMPA serves on the MPH’s External Advisory Board and as a member of the Community Engagement Committee. One program that CEMPA offers is a harm-reduction service