News and Events

Tomato Workers in the Field

June 2015 - Graduate Students Collaborate on Occupational Health Issues Affecting Migrant Tomato Workers

Dr. Mildred Maisonet

June 2015 - Dr. Mildred Maisonet Authors Publications on the Long-Term Consequences of Prenatal Exposure to Environmental Contaminants

Dr. Bernard Kerr

June 2015 - Alumnus Dr. Bernard Kerr, Jr. Receives Faculty Distinguished Service Award for Central Michigan University

Dr. Katie Baker and Dr. Joel Hillhouse

June 2015 - Dr. Katie Baker and Dr. Joel Hillhouse to Study Social Media for Mother-Daughter Health Communication

Ginny Kidwell

June 2015 - Tennessee Institute of Public Health at ETSU awarded major grant

Dr. Randy Wykoff

June 2015 - Dean Wykoff Presents Keynote Presentation at 20th Annual Tennessee Valley Corridor Summit

Dr. Megan Quinn

May 2015 - Dr. Megan Quinn to Study ESSENTIALS Course

Interprofessional Education Program Students Participate in “Refugee Experience”

May 2015 - Interprofessional Education Program Students Participate in "Refugee Experience"

Dr. Liang Wang

May 2015 - Dr. Liang Wang and Team to Study the Impact of Child Care Setting on Childhood Obesity

Dr. Liang Wang Featured in Penn State News

Dr. Ying Li

May 2015 - Dr. Ying Li Funded to Study Heat-Related Mortality from Global Climate Change

ASPPH Friday Letter

Dr. Kesheng Wang

May 2015 - Dr. Kesheng Wang Part of Inter-Professional Team to Study HIV Treatment

ASPPH Friday Letter

National Environmental Health Association

May 2015 - Environmental Health Students Accepted into National Environmental Public Health Internship Program

Billy Brooks and Dr. Arsham Alamian

May 2015 - College of Public Health Drug Abuse Research Featured in Illuminated Magazine

Janet Ayers

May 2015 - College of Public Health Alumna Receives Outstanding Alumna Award

 Graduation - May 2015

May 2015 - 62 Graduates Celebrate the End of a Remarkable Year


May 2015 - Johnson City Chapter of the Medical Group Management Association Offers Networking Opportunity

Student Comments on the Experience

Summit Awards 2015

May 2015- Students and Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Service and Campus Leadership

College of Public Health Students Selected for Who’s Who

Nepal Earthquake

April 2015 - Doctoral Student Ruby Yadav Leads Effort to Respond to Nepal Earthquake

Tobacco Free

April 2015 - East Tennessee State University's Tobacco Policy Research Program Explores Support for Tobacco-Free Policies and Campuses

Appalachia Funders

April 2015 - Dr. Mike Stoots and Dr. Randy Wykoff Featured in Appalachian Funders Network Video about the Appalachian Transition

ETSU Featured Video Times:
[0:33 - 1:06] [10:19 - 10:47] - Randy Wykoff
[4:50 - 6:03]  - Wendy Nehring and Patti Van Hook 
(College of Nursing)
[6:03 - 7:03] - Mike Stoots

Student Awards 2015

April 2015 - Student Awards Ceremony Winners 


Save the Doodads

April 2015 - ETSU teaming up with Men's Health Network to 'Save the Doodads'

Dr. Megan Quinn

April 2015 - Dr. Megan Quinn Wins Wesleyan Young Alumna Award

ASPPH Friday Letter

Dr. Ying Li

April 2015 - Article by Dr. Ying Li Published in Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health

Appalachian Student Research Forum

April 2015 - College of Public Health Has Impressive Showing at the Appalachian Student Research Forum

Rickie Carter

April 2015 - Rickie Carter Wins Two Outstanding Student Awards

Alumna Lauren Shade

April 2015 - Lauren Shade, Environmental Health Alumna, Featured for Her Work Controlling Ebola

Billy Brooks

April 2015 - Doctoral Candidate Billy Brooks Leads Panel on Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse

Dr. David Blackley

April 2015 - Alumnus Dr. David Blackley Writes Article on Ebola in Liberia

Many Mountains Plenary Panel

March 2015 - Dean Wykoff Delivers Plenary Presentation at 38th Appalachian Studies Conference

Dr. Katie Baker

March 2015 - CORE Champion Award Winners Named

Dr Colleen Scott

March 2015 - Alumna Dr. Colleen Scott Authors Report for the CDC

Dr. Tricia Metts

March 2015 - Metts Cited in The Appalachian Voice Article

Tyler Carpenter

March 2015 - Tyler Carpenter Wins Tennessee Public Health Association’s Student Video Challenge for the East Grand Division

Water Quality

March 2015 - Grant allows ETSU trio to work on water quality in Rwandan village

Dr. Kate Beatty

March 2015 - Beatty analyzes relationships between hospitals, health departments

Jennifer Hunt

March 2015 - Jennifer Hunt Joins College of Public Health as Instructor in Health Services Management and Policy

Kate Beatty

March 2015 - Kate Beatty and Team Receive Appalachia Funders Network Grant 

Friday Letter

Janice Greene

March 2015 - Doctoral Student Janice Greene Receives National Honor

The Manufacturing Institute Feature

Ginny Kidwell

March 2015 - Tennessee Institute of Public Health Awarded BlueCross BlueShield Grant

Friday Letter

Dr. Randy Wykoff and Dr. Rob Pack

March 2015 - Dr. Rob Pack and Dr. Randy Wykoff Elected to Association Leadership Positions

Hazel Robinson

February 2015 - Hazel Robinson Announced as Research Services Manager

Carter Florence

February 2015 - Doctoral Student Carter Florence to Present Psychiatry Grand Rounds

 Beth O'Connell

February 2015 - Doctoral Student Beth O'Connell Research Featured on Capitol Hill

Jodi Southerland

February 2015 - Faculty and Students Co-Author Paper on School Personnel Perceptions of Obesity Prevention Programs

Friday Letter

 Tri-Cities Community Health Forum

February 2015 - Tennessee Institute of Public Health Co-Plans Tri-Cities Community Health Forum

Dr. Megan Quinn

February 2015 - Quinn to speak on raising cervical cancer awareness in Nicaragua

Marc Stevens and Dr. Liang Wang

February 2015 - Marc Stevens and Dr. Liang Wang Featured in Illuminated Magazine

Marc Stevens

January 2015 - Marc Stevens Wins AMCHP MCH Graduate Scholarship

Interview with Marc Stevens - AMCHP TV

Women on Wednesdays

January 2015 - Baker, Noland to speak in first 'Women on Wednesdays' of spring semester

Dr. Megan Quinn

January 2015 - Study Reveals Increased Risk for Indoor Tanning Among Rural Youth

Friday Letter

Dr. Joel Hillhouse

January 2015 - Joel Hillhouse Quoted in New York Times Article on Tanning

Frontiers in Public Health January 2015 - East Tennessee Study Identifies Parental Education as Predictor of Adolescent Obesity in Appalachia
Frontiers in Public Health January 2015 - Faculty Co-Author Two Articles on Undergraduate Public Health Education
December Graduates December 2014 - Congratulations COPH Graduates!
Malendie Gaines and Marc Stevens December 2014 - Malendie Gaines and Marc Stevens Selected as SREB-State Doctoral Scholars
Dr. Hadii Mamudu

December 2014 - Dr. Hadii Mamudu examines exposure to secondhand smoke in never-smoking youth

Medical Xpress Article

Science World Report

It’s Time for a Real Conversation December 2014 - ETSU dean, country music star, former U.S. Senator create ‘An Essential Conversation’
Chris Bush December 2014 - BSPH Student Chris Bush Receives Student-Faculty Collaborative Grant Award
 Interprofessional Education December 2014 - Academic Health Science Center Faculty Co-Author Paper on Interprofessional Education
Claudia Kozinetz

December 2014 - Dr. Kozinetz Speaks on World AIDS Day

Marc Stevens November 2014 - DrPH Student Marc Stevens Selected as APHA MCH Section Fellow
APHA 2014

November 2014 - ETSU at the American Public Health Association Meeting

Ginny Kidwell

November 2014 - The Public Good Projects/A Healthy America Team Conducts Site Visit in East Tennessee

Bethany Mackey

November 2014 - BSPH Student Bethany Mackey Awarded NICHD Media-Smart Youth Teen Leaders Award

Dr. Joel Hillhouse

November 2014 - Dr. Hillhouse Featured in
Nature Article on Tanning

Dr. Michelle Chandley

November 2014 - Dr. Chandley Co-Authors Book Chapter on Norepinephrine, Depression, and Suicide

Service Awards 2014

November 2014 - Service Awards 2014

Dr. Michelle Reece

November 2014 - Dr. Reece is a Scholarship Winner with Blue Ribbon Advocacy Alliance

TDH Evaluation Workshops

November 2014 - Doctoral Students Lead Evaluation Workshops for Tennessee Department of Health Tobacco Settlement Program Staff

Dr. Randy Wykoff

November 2014 - Dean Wykoff Co-Chairs 4th Annual Undergraduate Education for Public Health Summit

 GHIG November 2014 - Global Health Interest Group Begins Low-Resource Training at Valleybrook
 Deb Slawson

November 2014 - Dr. Slawson to speak on obesity epidemic

Dr. Hadii Mamudu

October 2014 - Dr. Mamudu Publishes Article on Global Tobacco Control

Dr. Michelle Gourley

October 2014 - Alumna Michelle Gourley Speaks on the Interface of Health and Faith

Inaugural fellows at ETSU’s Gatton College of Pharmacy entrenched in research, more

October 2014 - College of Public Health Participates in Pharmacy Fellows Program


October 2014 - ETSU unveils new scholarship opportunities for incoming students

Ebola Tabletop

October 2014 - ETSU hosts Ebola Table-top Exercise

ETSU student sends toys to kids in regions affected by Ebola

October 2014 - Alexis Decosimo featured in Johnson City Press article, Harvard newsletter, New York Times article, Chattanooga Sunday Times article, Devex article and press release for international effort to help children impacted by Ebola

Chris Bush and Milca Nunez

October 2014 - Student Interns in the Dominican Republic Named Volunteers of the Month by Project HOPE

Paula Masters

October 2014 - LIFEPATH gets new lifeblood thanks to two federal grants

Dr. Claudia Kozinetz

September 2014 - Claudia Kozinetz Elected to the Board of the American College of Epidemiology

TPHA Presidents

September 2014 - Incoming Tennessee Public Health Association President is the Second Consecutive On-line Alumnus

Randy Wykoff

September 2014 - Dean Wykoff Provides Keynote Speech at Georgia State of Public Health Conference

David Blackley

September 2014 - Alumnus Blackley Publishes Article on Resurgence of Black Lung Disease

Dr. Ying Li

September 2014 - Dr. Ying Li Joins Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. Michelle Chandley

September 2014 - Dr. Michelle Chandley Joins Health Sciences

Dr. Kate Beatty

September 2014 -Dr. Kate Beatty Joins Health Services Management and Policy

Dr. Joel Hillhouse

September 2014 - Joel Hillhouse featured in national magazine article about tanning

Dr. Claudia Kozinetz

August 2014 - Claudia Kozinetz Named Professor and Chair of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

 ETSU Pride 2014

August 2014 - College of Public Health wins ETSU Pride Campus Decorating Contest. . . . . for the Third Consecutive Year!


Dr. Liang Wang

August 2014 - ETSU Researchers find connection between prenatal smoke exposure, adolescent obesity

Dr. Patrick Brown

August 2014 - The POGIL effect: ETSU professor takes teaching method to new heights

Dr. Patrick Brown bringing education workshop to Johnson City

Dr. Katie Baker

August 2014 - Katie Baker elected to Washington County Commission

 Dr. Chris Pritchett

August 2014 - Dr. Pritchett's Lab Presents at American Society of Microbiology Meeting

Dr. Katie Baker

August 2014 - ETSU's interprofessional focus aims to change way health care is administered in region

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