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Marsha Spence

Professor of Practice and Director of Public Health Nutrition


Professor Spence's research and outreach focuses on school and community-based interventions to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity environments for children and their families, youth leadership and advocacy development to improve school and community health environments, and improving food security for mothers, children, adolescents, young adults, and their families.

Spence Lab



2006 PhD, University of Tennessee, Human Ecology (Nutrition)
2000  MS-MPH, University of Tennessee
1997  BS, University of Tennessee, Human Ecology (Nutrition)






Contact Information

  • 1215 W. Cumberland Ave. 229 Jessie Harris Building Knoxville, TN 37996-1920
  • Phone: 865-974-6265
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