m.s.p.h student community


Worship of God through Service to Mankind

The M.S.P.H. program strives to provide excellent education in public health, placing special emphasis on people of color from underserved backgrounds (regardless of race or ethnicity), delivering high quality health services, and conducting research that fosters the elimination of health disparities. Our students come from all over the United States as well as the international community.

Two student organizations at Meharry contribute to this atmosphere of learning, the Graduate Student Association and the Division of Public Health Practice Student Association (DPHPSA). These organizations promote student growth at Meharry Medical College and encourage positive relationships between the students, staff, faculty, and administration. Moreover, they demonstrate Meharry's good will toward its neighbors through organized activities and volunteer projects in the community.

Our students are a vital part of these programs and are encouraged to attend meetings, give input, and in turn garner input from the student associations for the M.S.P.H. program. Students have participated in community service projects such as Hands on Nashville, the Nashville AIDS walk, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and High School Takeover. Professional and personal friendships that last a lifetime are formed around the Meharry Medical College M.S.P.H. experience.


To foster a spirit of unity within the M.S.P.H. program amongst all students, faculty, and administration.

• To stimulate all students of Meharry Medical College to support and actively engage in activities that promote public health.

• To serve as an educational unit to the community, raising the awareness of health and health disparities.

• To provide a means for equitable review for all grievances and concerns pertaining to the academic atmosphere and the quality of student life while upholding the confidentiality and trust of its members.

Membership in the DPHPSA is open to all students enrolled in the Master of Science of Public Health Program at Meharry Medical College. Membership is not denied to any individual because of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, or handicap. The DPHPSA's executive board meets biweekly during the academic year and the membership meets monthly.