Robin Pendley, DrPH, MPH, CPH

Robin Pendley, DrPH, MPH, CPH
Assistant ProfessorRobin Pendley
Department of Health Services Management & Policy
Significant roles: Secretary, American Public Health Association Health Administration Section

Office: Lamb Hall Room 41B Phone: 432-439-6627

DrPH, Health Services Management, University of Kentucky, 2012

MPH, East Carolina University, 2008

BS, Biochemistry, North Carolina State University, 2005

Courses Taught

HSMP 5500-Health Services Administration

HSMP 5020-Philosophy of Public Health

Research Focus

Public health services and systems research, public health workforce, practice based research, quality improvement, and health outcomes

Research Projects

  • Recruitment and retention of governmental public health workforce
  • Profiling the state public health workforce through learning management system TRAIN and facilities management system for Kentucky and North Carolina
  • Factors that influence the intent of a public health public information officer to communicate to external stakeholders during times of normal operation
  • Extent to which the adoption of organizational quality improvement (QI) strategies influences the delivery and outreach of diabetes self-management education (DSME) services provided by local health departments

Selected Publications

Dearinger, Angela T., Ingram, Richard C., Pendley, Robin P., Wilding, Sarah. "Diabetes Education: Quality Improvement Interventions Through Health Departments." American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2013. 45(6), p. 782-786.

Johnson, Kendra, Nguyen, Kim, Zheng, Shimin, Pendley, Robin. "The Relationship between Quality Improvement and Health Information Technology Use in Local Health Departments." Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, 2013. 2(6).

A Joint Report of the Center of Excellence in Public Health Workforce Studies, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, and the Center of Excellence in Public Health Workforce Research and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky (Pendley, R.). "Strategies for Enumerating the U.S. Government Public Health Workforce", February 2012. Available at:

A Consortium from the Altarum Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research (Pendley, R.). "A National Research Agenda for Public Health Services and Systems" American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2012. 42(5), Supplement 1: p.72-78.

Ingram, R, Pendley, R, Dearinger, A, Wilding, S. "The Kentucky Public Health Research Network: Collaborating With Public Health System Partners to Improve the Health of all Kentuckians."Leadership in Public Health. Volume 9, No. 1. 2011.

Ingram, Rick, M.Ed., Shapiro, Robert M., B.A., Pendley, Robin, MPH, CPH, "Public Health Systems and Services Research Workforce Report: Recent and Future Trends in Public Health Workforce Research", 2009. Available at:

Lamberth, C, Ingram, R, Jackson, T, Pendley, R, et al. Instructor's Manual for textbook Principles of Public Health Practice (2009), Third Edition. F. Douglas Scutchfield and C. William Keck ISBN -13: 978-1-4180-6725-0

Personal Interests

Swimming, walking, movies, roller coasters, traveling, spending time with friends and family

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