Vanderbilt celebrates National Public Health Week April 4–10

National Public Health Week

Vanderbilt’s Master of Public Health Program will host a series of events April 4–10 for National Public Health Week. The events are free and open to all.

Zoom links for the Monday, April 4, and Wednesday, April 6, events will be distributed via their REDCap registration links.

Monday, April 4

Faces of Public Health
Noon–1 p.m.
MPH Classroom, Suite 1010, West End Avenue 

Numerous careers fall under the umbrella of public health. Listen to esteemed MPH alumni give advice on navigating the career landscape, how their jobs fit in the public health field, and more. This panel discussion will dive deep into the many faces of public health.


Tuesday, April 5

Public Health Practicum Colloquium
1–3 p.m.

Light Hall North Lobby

The colloquium provides MPH students with an opportunity to present their practicum experiences in a conference-like setting. Students will receive feedback from faculty and other graduate students and practice their presentation skills. All students will present posters, and three students will give oral presentations.


Wednesday, April 6

Reflections from the Pandemic Response in Tennessee
Noon–1 p.m.
Light Hall, Room 202

Join public health leaders from the state of Tennessee and Metro Nashville as they reflect on the governmental response during the past two years of COVID-19.

Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC
Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Trauma
Medical Director, Center for Trauma, Burn and Emergency Surgery
Head of the Metro Nashville Coronavirus Task Force

Mary-Margaret A. Fill, MD, MPH
Tennessee Department of Health
Deputy State Epidemiologist
Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness


Friday, April 8

Service Activity at Second Harvest
1:30–4 p.m.
331 Great Circle Rd., Nashville, 37228

Join MPH students at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for a sponsored service activity. Second Harvest provides a central distribution center for companies, groups and individuals to help provide food for hungry people in Middle Tennessee.