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College of Public Health

Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Contact:
423-439-4429 /
Lamb Hall, Room 42

 


EDUCATION

  • PhD. Health Services Policy and Management, University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health (2010)
  • M.P.H Community Health Education, University of Tennessee (2001)
  • B.S. Public Health, University of the Cumberlands (2000)

COURSES 

Health Systems (HSMP 2100)

RESEARCH FOCUS

Public health services and systems, maternal and child health, rural health

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Hale, N, Smith, M, Hardin, J. Changes in the Clinical Capacity of Local Health Departments and Continuity of Reproductive Health Services. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. In Press, Accepted Jan 19, 2015

Hale, N. Smith, M, Hardin, J. Martin, A. Rural Populations and EPSDT Services: Challenges and Opportunities for Local Public Health Departments. American Journal of Public Health. April 2015, Vol. 105, No. S2, pp. S330-S336

Hale N, Picklesimer AH, Billings DL, et al. The impact of Centering Pregnancy Group Prenatal Care on postpartum family planning. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2014;210:50.e1-7.

Hatala J, Probst JC, Byrd M, Hale N, Hardin J. Factors Associated with LPHA Participation in Core Public Health
Functions Related to Obesity Prevention, 2008. Journal of Management Policy and Practice. 2013 Volume 14(6):92-106

Picklesimer, AH. Billings, D. Hale, N. Blackhurst, D. Covington-Kolb, S. The effect of CenteringPregnancy™ group prenatal care on preterm birth in a low-income population. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 May;206(5):415.e1-7.

Hale, N. Probst, JC. Liu, J, Martin, AB. Bennett, KJ. Glover, S. Postpartum Screening for Diabetes among South Carolina Women with Gestational Diabetes. Women's Health Issues. March 2012; 22(2), 163-169

Hale N. Probst, J. Liu, J. Bennett, KJ. Martin, A. Glover, S. Variation in Excessive Fetal Growth Across Levels of Prenatal Care among Women with Gestational Diabetes. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health. Oct 2011 2 (4)-255-261.

Hale, NL. Bennett, KJ. Probst, JC. Diabetes Care and Outcomes: Disparities Across Rural America. Journal of Community Health. Aug 2010;35(4):365-74.

Martin A, Probst J, Wang J, Hale N. Effect of Having a Personal Healthcare Provider on Access to Dental Care Among Children. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. May 2009;15(3):191-1999

FUNDED RESEARCH

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Public Health Services and Systems Research, Investigator Initiated Award
"Fiscal Constraints and Access to Reproductive Health Services in South Carolina: The Impact of Local Clinic Retraction on Utilization, Outcomes, and Quality of Services in South Carolina"

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Public Health Services and Systems Research, Investigator Initiated Award
"Measuring the Effects of Public/Private Transition of Pediatric Preventive Services on Unmet Need Among Medicaid Eligible Children"

Children's Trust Fund of South Carolina
"Impact of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) on Selected Outcomes in South Carolina"

Children's Trust Fund of South Carolina
"Evaluating the Implementation of a Parenting and Pregnant Team Program"

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

"Translation And Communication Talks" AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Translation & Communications Interest Group. Minneapolis MN, June 13, 2015.

"Local Health Departments and Clinical Services: Lessons from South Carolina" Rural Learning Collaborative, National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), May 25, 2015.

"Success Stories in Translating and Disseminating Research" National Health Policy Conference. Washington, D.C., February 10, 2015.

"Transition of Direct Services from Local Health Departments: The Case of EPSDT" AcademyHealth Public Health Systems Research Close-Up Briefing, Reserve Officers Association, Washington DC. October 21, 2014

AWARDS AND HONORS

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Editors Choice Award for Manuscript "The impact of Centering Pregnancy Group Prenatal Care on postpartum family planning" (2014)

Delta Omega, Public Health Honor Society, University of South Carolina (2013)

Winner of the Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for the best paper published in Women's Health Issues "Postpartum Screening for Diabetes among South Carolina Women with Gestational Diabetes" (2012)

Dr. June D. Gorski Endowment Scholarship (2001/2001)

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Health Services Policy and Management, University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health

Deputy Director, South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, University of South Carolina

Deputy Director, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia SC

Director of Research and Planning, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia SC

Local Public Health Department Director, State of Tennessee, Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office (Jackson, Clay, Macon, Smith)

Epidemiologist, State of Tennessee, Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office, Cookeville, TN

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Exercise, nutrition, physical/mental challenges, anything outdoors and with my family

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