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2021 National Public Health Week

The Vanderbilt MPH Program hosts a series of campus events during National Public Health Week to bring together students, faculty, and staff from across the university and medical center to discuss issues important to improving health and wellness in our community and around the world.

The MPH National Public Health Week Planning Committee coordinate the line-up of speakers and events. All are welcome to attend.



Contact Rebecca Mohr for additional details.

Expanding the Definition of Public Health during COVID-19

A panel of public health experts and community leaders will discuss how the pandemic has bridged the gaps between professions and highlighted the importance of public health in all communities.

  • Date: Monday, April 5
  • Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Zoom


Soles4Souls Fundraiser

Soles4Souls turns unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity, by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use – providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty. Soles4Souls partners with women’s shelters, veterans organizations, children’s programs and schools to get shoes and clothing to those who need it most.

Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities

Network with local public health hiring managers and discover new employment opportunities. Learn how to access job boards and understand the hiring process. Bring your resume.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 7
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Zoom


  • Panelists will include representatives from the Tennessee Department of Health, Metro Public Health Department, TennCare, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and others to be announced.

Public Health Trivia Night

Fun, fast-paced rounds for both the novice and expert alike! Prove your team knows the most about public health over five rounds lasting 90 minutes.

  • Date: Thursday, April 8
  • Time: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Zoom

Climate Change: A Public Health Emergency

Carol Ziegler, D.N.P., N.P.-C, R.D.
Professor, School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University
Cross-College Scholar, Affiliated Faculty, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Family Nurse Practitioner, Meharry Family Practice 

The last day of National Public Health Week will feature a distinguished speaker to discuss how climate crisis presents “the biggest threat of the 21st century” and poses a direct threat to public health.

  • Date: Friday, April 9
  • Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Zoom