Kimberly Lamar, Ph.D., MPH, MSEH

Kimberly Lamar, Ph.D., MPH, MSEH

Chief Population Health and Quality Officer

Dr. Lamar is a public health professional, researcher, educator and community leader. Her passion is to empower individuals with the knowledge and tools to take action to improve their personal health as well as the health and quality of life of members of their communities.

Lamar’s resume shows a history of dedicated experience and achievements in public and community health research, community outreach and community engagement. Prior to joining Nashville General Hospital, she was the Faith and Health Director for the Congregational Health Network at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis.

Lamar has served as Associate Professor and the Director of Public Health and Urban Leadership and Social Justice at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, and Co-Director for the HBCU Wellness Project, a joint, state-funded program between LeMoyne-Owen College and Meharry Medical College. She held the positions of Senior Data Analyst, Instructor, Assistant Professor, and Community Programs Director at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where her work and research focused on addressing health disparities and equitable access to care among minority populations. She also worked as a Food Security and Safety Specialist, and Agricultural Statistician for the United States Department of Agriculture.

Lamar earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, Master degrees in both public health and environmental health from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, and a Doctoral degree in Microbiology, with emphasis on environmental and clinical infection control, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.