We seek to engage students in applied experiences that prepare them to take an active role in providing public health leadership within the communities they serve. As a program, we strive to promote health equity and reduce health disparities through collaborative, interdisciplinary partnerships, innovative research, and community-engaged experiences with the ultimate goal of preventing premature disability and death from chronic diseases. 


Equipping public health leaders to prevent chronic disease through the promotion of healthy lifestyles and healthy communities.


1. Education and Training

Train the next generation of public health professionals to address chronic disease prevention in diverse communities through the delivery of an integrated, competency-based curriculum informed by the needs of our students, faculty, and the communities that we serve.

2. Community Engagement

Support and enhance community engagement through academic, professional, and community service to address issues related to chronic disease prevention in Chattanooga, the local region, and throughout Tennessee.

3. Research

Engage in research and scholarly activities that contributes to positive social change, advances public health, and improves chronic disease prevention and control.

4. Service

Provide service leadership and contribute to the development of our public health workforce in advancing population health at a local, regional, and national level.

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