Student to Watch: Jennifer Russomanno

Eating healthy can be expensive, and buying fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers is often not an option for people who depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Jennifer Russomanno, a graduate student in public health, is hoping to shed some light on the barriers for small rural farmers’ markets that seek to implement a program to provide an avenue for SNAP recipients to gain access to healthier foods. Continue reading


Abundant partnerships were in evidence this spring as the department engaged in a statewide project with UT Extension’s Department of … Continue reading

Health Equity Summit

In November 2013, the department co-sponsored the first-ever Health Equity Summit in East Tennessee. Joining the department were the Knox … Continue reading

ASPPH Member

During fall 2013, the department became a founding member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). … Continue reading