Public Health Program
03/22/2021   View Online →

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 exploring and addressing cultural, socioecological, and behavioral factors related to disparities in food security and nutrition equity among diverse, marginalized and under-resourced populations (e.g. refugees, immigrants, low-income communities) through community-based interventions and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change approaches aimed to promote healthful food access. She is currently working on collaborative community projects with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and Neigh’tions (a refugee-serving nonprofit). In her free time, you can likely find Dr. McElrone mountain biking, paddling, trail running, or hiking around the Chattanooga area.


PHSA involvement with the Center of Student Well Being and Hope House

This semester, The Public Health Student Association (PHSA) was involved in the #FreshCheck Virtual Scavenger Hunt put on by the Center of Student Well Being.  The hunt was centered around


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


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


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


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


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


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

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