Marian Levy, DrPH, RD, is Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Public Health program at the University of Memphis. Dr. Levy received her doctorate in public health from UCLA. A registered dietitian, she has conducted several research initiatives to reduce pediatric obesity, increase access to care, and reduce health disparities.
As a consultant to the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, she developed the Pandemic Influenza Response Plan for Memphis and Shelby County. Her research interests include cultural competence, Latino health, community-based participatory research, emergency preparedness, and sustainable energy.
Dr. Levy received the Shelby County Mayor’s 2008 Ruby R. Wharton Award in the area of Race Relations. She was awarded the 2009-2010 Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Memphis. Recently, she was named Outstanding Dietetic Educator for Tennessee and also a six-state area of the American Dietetic Association. She is proud to serve as President-elect of the Tennessee Public Health Association!