Zach S. Farley, MPH

Striving towards equitable health

Zach is currently a student in the University of Oregon's Prevention Science PhD program, in Eugene, OR. Most recently, he worked with data and data systems during the COVID-19 pandemic at the Hamilton County Health Department in Chattanooga, TN, where he served in the Epidemiology Department. Prior to such, Zach was a graduate student and graduate research assistant in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's, Master of Public Health program where he was involved with a variety of community-based research projects focussing on providing physical activity resources and opportunity for underserved, elementary school students.

Zach's research interests include development and implemention of evidence-based programming that targets the adaptation of healthy lifestyle elements --physical activity, healthy eating, mindfulness -in the adolescent population. He aims to do so by employing Social Network Analysis to target 'central players' within a social network to act as peer leaders in programming efforts.

Research Interests

INTERESTS
- Physical Activity
- Social Network Analysis
- Peer Mirroring
- Health Equity
- Mindfulness

EDUCATION

PhD(c) - Prevention Science, 2025
University of Oregon

MPH - Chronic Disease Prevention, 2020
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

BS - Exercise Science, 2017
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Projects

The following are projects and activities that Zach Farley played a key role in achieving.

MANE - Program Coordinator and Data Management

APHA PAS - Physical Activity Twitter Conference

NPHW - Project Coordinator

MHN Legislative Screening - Project Support & Planning

MANE - Methodical Approach to Physical Activity and Nutrition Education

A grant funded project through UTC's Equity Fellows Program that focuses on advancing the design of a physical activity and nutrition program using a community based participatory research approach in a local Chattanooga community elementary school.

MANE Program

American Public Health Association's (APHA), Physical Activity Section's, Physical Activity Twitter Conference

The Physical Activity Twitter Conference provided a novel way to disseminate research, showcase student research, and engage physical activity researchers, public health professionals, and the public.

PAS Twitter Conference

NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK 2019/2020

Efforts were made through UTC's Public Health Student Association (PHSA), for which Zach served as President. PHSA implemented various initiatives during this week including the #mocsmakemeals challenge, virtual environmental health session, instagram live workouts, and coordinated efforts with the states, Tennessee Public Health Association.

UTC PHSA BLOG

Tennessee Men's Health Network - Legislative Health Screening Day

This event is held annually at the legislative offices in Nashville, TN. During this event, state representatives were offered free health screenings - prostate cancer screening, cholesterol, general health assessments. This was also a time set aside to advocate to state representatives for health in all policy.

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