Public Health Program
03/22/2021   View Online →

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 — and I share an interest in developing and implementing physical activity interventions for the youth and adolescent population. Dr. Budd has a dense background in working with and in community organizations (e.g. Boys & Girls Club) to implement health promotion initiatives, and I hope to be an asset in these endeavors.” Zach’s hope is to bring a new component to Dr. Budd’s research, which may turn into a future dissertation- to examine physical activity intervention strategies using social network analysis to enhance outcomes. When asked about Zach’s future with his PhD, he says, “I hope that this experience will permit me to develop into a researcher that contributes to the physical activity and healthy lifestyle literature-base while making a positive impact on communities, which is the most important outcome of research. More specifically, I would either like to secure a research position at a government institute or be hired on at an academic institution on tenure track where I will then conduct independent and collaborative research.” We wish Zach nothing but the best on his endeavors and cannot wait to see where his journey will lead. 

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

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

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

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

Engaging students, Inspiring change, and Enriching community.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a comprehensive, community-engaged campus of the University of Tennessee System.