Dr. Gregory W. Heath, DHSc, MPH, FACSM, FAHA
Guerry Professor and Assistant Provost for Research and Engagement
Telephone: (423) 425-4432
Fax: (423) 425-4457
UT College of Medicine Telephone: (423) 778-4843
Gregory W. Heath, DHSc, MPH, is Guerry Professor and Interim Assistant Provost for Research and Engagement at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Director of Research and Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga Unit. Dr. Heath was the former lead health scientist in the Physical Activity and Health Branch, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. He received his master’s of public health in epidemiology and his doctor of health science in applied physiology from Loma Linda University in California. Among Dr. Heath's numerous awards and honors is the Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service for his 1997 contributions to the Surgeon General's report on Physical Activity and Health. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a fellow of the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention with the American Heart Association. His work has appeared in the Journal of Applied Physiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, the American Heart Journal, and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.