Sections are the Source of Expertise within TPHA

The purpose of each Section is twofold: to contribute knowledge and expertise to achieve the advocacy and educational goals of the Association, and to increase membership.  

We are currently seeking chairs for the Physicians and Nutrition sections.  Anyone interested in serving, please contact Kim Harrell at [email protected] for more information.

TPHA's sections are organized by topic area or discipline and enable public health professionals with similar interests to connect.  The purpose of Sections is to contribute knowledge and expertise about a particular public health discipline or issue to the advocacy and educational goals of the Association, and to increase membership.  Sections offer year-round programming such as networking events, professional development webinars and mentoring.  Members are allowed to join more than one section.  To learn more, contact the chairperson listed below. 

Benefits to our Partners and Members of Tennessee's Communities

Sections are the source of expertise for the community.  Anyone seeking subject matter experts for the disciplines listed below are encouraged to contact the chairs as the email addresses provided.  TPHA members are always looking to showcase their expertise whether through speaking engagements, program collaboration or grant opportunities.  

Aging Section | Jodi Southerland, Chair | 

Health Education and Promotion | Aubrenie Jones, Chair | [email protected]

Nursing Section | Sarah Boop, Chair | [email protected]

Dental Section | Lauren Weiland, Chair | [email protected]

Pharmacy Section | Alina Cernasev, Chair | [email protected]

Public Health Academics | Bradley Hawkins, Chair | [email protected]

Student (sub-section of Public Health Academics) | Holly Plackemeier, Chair | [email protected] 

Vision Section | Rick Savoy, Chair | [email protected]

Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases | Aleigha Spaulding, Chair | [email protected]

Environmental Health | Lowe Wilkins, Chair | [email protected]

Emergency Preparedness | Adalberto Valdez, Chair | [email protected]