Robert P. Pack, PhD, MPH
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs &
Professor of Community and Behavioral Health
Office: 101 Lamb Hall
Fellowship: Emory University Rollins School of Public Health & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1997-1999.
COBH 6250: Evidence Based Public Health
COBH 6210: Health Assessment and Surveillance Research
Adolescent Health, Public Health Workforce Development, Prescription Drug Abuse
Publications (published and in press since 2005):
Brooks, B, Blackley, D, Masters, P, May, S, Mayes, S, Williams, C, Pack, RP, (2014) Developing an Academic Health Department in Northeast Tennessee: A Sustainable Approach Through Student Leadership. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. May/June; 20(3): 315-323.
Southerland, J, Wang, L, Richards, K, Pack, RP, Slawson, DL (2013). Misperceptions of overweight: Associations of weight misperception with health- related quality of life among normal weight adults attending a central Appalachian university. Public Health Reports Nov-Dec; 128(6):562-8.
Hagemeier, N, Murawski, M, Alamian, A & Pack, RP (2013). Community Pharmacists' Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Opioid Pain Reliever Abuse. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy Aug 24. pii: S1551-7411.
Pack, RP, Li, X, Stanton, B, Cottrel, L, (2011) Psychosocial Correlates of Dual Contraceptive Use in Urban Adolescents. ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology, Volume 2011 Article ID: 469610, 7 pages.
White, R, Zullig, KJ, Lander, L, Shockley, C, Pack, RP, Sullivan, CR (2011). Preliminary results of the West Virginia Prescription Drug Abuse Quitline. Health Promotion Practice. Sept 13 2011 epub ahead of print.
Arvelo, W, Blum, LS, Nahar, N, von Seidlein, L, Nahar, L, Pack, RP, Brooks, AW, Pach, A, Breiman, RF, Luby, SP, Ram, PK (2011). Community Perceptions of Bloody Diarrhoea in the Urban Slum of Kamalapur, Bangladesh: Implications for Introduction of a Shigella Vaccine. Epidemiol. Infect. 139, 599–605.
Zullig, KJ, Lander, L, White, RJ, Sullivan, CR, Shockley, C, Dong, L, Pack, RP, Surber Fedis, T (2010) Preliminary Evaluation of the WV Prescription Drug Abuse Quitline. West Virginia Medical Journal 106, 4, 38-46.
Martin, BC, Stoots, JM, Pack, RP, Wykoff, RF, Dreyzehner, JJ (2010) Potential approaches to address the undergraduate public health training needs for working professionals: A case study of one rural area. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 16(2), 128-133.
Lanier, MM, Pack, RP & Akers, TA (2010) Epidemiologic Criminology: Drug use among gang members. Journal of Correctional Health Care. 16:6-16
Pendleton S, Stanton, B, Cottrell, L, Marshall, S, Harris, C, Pack, R, Burns, J, Gibson, C, Wu, L, Li, X (2007) Teens in the twenty-first century still prefer people over machines. Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention for Children and Youth. 8(2): 95-115.
Chen, X, Stanton, B, von Seidlein, L, Nyamette, N, Pach, A, Kaljee, L, Pack, RP, Clemens, J, Youlang, D, Mao, R (2006). Differences in Perception of Dysentery and Enteric Fever and Willingness to Receive Vaccines Among Rural Residents in China Vaccine 24(5):561-71
Pack, RP, Wang, Y, Singh, A, von Seidlein, L, Pach, A, Kaljee, L, Butraporn, P, Youlong, G, Blum, L, Bhutta, Z, Santoso, T, Nyamete, A, Clemens, J, Stanton, B (2006). Willingness to be vaccinated against shigella and other forms of dysentery: a multisite comparison of three regions in Asia. Vaccine 24(4):485-94.
Stanton, B, Harris, C, Cottrell, L, Li, X, Gibson, C, Guo, J, Pack, RP, Galbraith, J, Pendleton, S, Wu, Y, Marshall, S (2006) Trial of an urban adolescent risk reduction program for rural youth: An imperfect fit. Journal of Adolescent Health. 38(1):55
Stanton, B, Guo, J, Cottrell, L, Galbraith, J, Li, X, Gibson, C, Pack, R, Cole, M, Marshall, Harris, C (2005) The complex business of adapting effective interventions to new populations: an urban to rural transfer Journal of Adolescent Health 37(163):17-26.
Pack, RP, Krishnamurthy, G, Cottrell L, Stanton BF, D'Alessandri, D, Burns, J (2005) Caregiver predictors of adolescent inhalant abuse in rural Appalachia. American Journal of Health Behavior; 29(4):331-341.
Robertson, A, Baird-Thomas, C, St. Lawrence, JS & Pack, RP (2005) Predictors of Infection with Chlamydia or Gonorrhea in Incarcerated Adolescents. Sexually Transmitted Diseases Feb;32(2):115-22
Non-peer reviewed articles:
Selected Presentations, Posters and Published Abstracts:
Apatu E.,J., Gregg E., C., Hillhouse, J. Wang, L., Pack, RP, (2014). Employment Status and Social Stakeholders Perceptions during the 2009 Samoa Earthquake and Tsunami. Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu Hawaii, May 28-31, 2014.
Southerland J, Slawson D, Hirsch J, Pack RP, Lyness J, Sörensen S. (2013). The Will and the way: The role of goal-directed behavior in future care planning among older adults. Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, Charlotte, NC.
Bossarte, RM, Pack, RP, He, H, Kaukeinen, K (2011) Pathways to Prescription Drug Misuse Among Adolescents. APHA 2011, Washington DC.Zullig, KJ, Pack, RP, Sullivan, CR, Lander, L, Shockley, C, White, R, Laton, A, & Hobbs, G (2010). Preliminary results of the West Virginia Prescription Drug Abuse Quitline. 2010 AAPHERD National Conference and Exposition; March 16-20 2010, Indianapolis.
Pack, RP. Criminology and Public Health: Toward Common Ground. Invited talk for EPI 1892XX: Epidemiologic Criminiology. APHA 2008; San Diego 2008.
Pack, RP & Cooper, EA. Mechanisms for prescription drug abuse in Appalachia: Preliminary data from inpatient prescription drug abusers. APHA 2008; San Diego 2008.
Pack, RP (2007) Sampling, Estimation and Research Methods. WVU Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry Annual Scholarship Retreat, Snowshoe Resort, WV. August 24-26 2007
Pack, RP (2007) Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention in Rural Appalachia. National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics. Charleston WV. August 19-22 2007.
Pack, R.P., Roberts, E.G., Cooper, E.P., Manzo, K.S. Mechanisms of prescription drug abuse in Appalachia: Preliminary data from 30 inpatient prescription drug abusers "Piecing the Appalachian Experience: Celebrating a Region". Maryville College, Maryville, TN. March 23-25, 2007.
Pack, RP & Loyd, S (2014) Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemiology and Prevention Efforts at ETSU. Presentation to the Tennessee Senate Health and Welfare Committee, February.
Stoots, JM & Pack, RP (2013) Undergraduate Education at ETSU: the anti-MOOC. ASPPH Associate Deans Summer Meeting, June 20, Clearwater FL & ASPPH Undergraduate Summit, Nov 4, Boston MA & .
Pack, RP & Hagemeier, N (2013) Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts at ETSU; Appalachian US Attorney's Summit on Prescription Drug Abuse, Sept.25. Johnson City, TN.
Pack, RP & Masters, P (2013). Workforce Development in Tennessee: Lessons Learned. ETSU College of Public Health Grand Rounds.
Pack, RP (2010-2014) Prescription Drug Abuse in Appalachia. Dozens of community audiences, such as:
Pack, RP (2011). Workforce Development in Tennessee: Lessons Learned. WVU School of Public Health
Pack, RP (2009-14) Prescription Drug Abuse.
Selected Extramural Funding (since 2005):
Robert Pack (PI) 2013-2018
Robert Pack (PI) 2012-2013
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