Randy Wykoff

Randy Wykoff, MD, MPH & TM
East Tennessee State University College of Public Health
Phone: 423-439-4243
Office Location: Room 104 Lamb Hall
Mailing Address: Box 70623 Johnson City, Tennessee 37614

Dr. Randy Wykoff


Doctor of Medicine, 1981
Master of Public Health in Tropical Medicine, 1981
Bachelor of Science with Distinction (Biology), 1977
Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), 1977


Residency in Pediatrics, 1981 - 1984

Residency in General Preventive Medicine in Tropical Medicine, 1984-1985

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics (lifetime: 1985)
     Voluntary Maintenance of Certification (2010)

American Board of Preventive Medicine:
     Public Health and General Preventive Medicine (lifetime: 1988)

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene:
     Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and
     Travelers Health (lifetime: 2001)


2006-present Founding Dean, College of Public Health
Professor, Health Services Management and Policy
East Tennessee State University
2002-2006 Senior Vice President for International Operations
Project HOPE
1999-2002 Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health
(Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)
United States Department of Health and Human Services
          Acting Executive Director, President’s Council on
          Physical Fitness and Sports 2001
1995-1999 Associate Commissioner for Operations
United States Food and Drug Administration
          Full-time detail with the Senate Labor and Human
          Resources Committee, (Senator Edward M.
          Kennedy) 1995
1989-1995 Associate Commissioner for AIDS and Special Health
Issues and FDA AIDS Coordinator
Food and Drug Administration
          Executive Director, National Task Force on AIDS
          Drug Development;
          Director of the Science Team of the FDA Tobacco
          Working Group;
          Acting Associate Commissioner for Science.
1985-1989 District Medical Director, Upper Savannah Health District
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Links to Public Presentations

The 3-Legged Stool: Economic Development, Health & Education (presentation begins at 12:00 mark)
2015 Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit
May 28, 2015

Understanding and Improving Health: Lessons from Central Appalachia
5th Annual Regional Healthcare Symposium at Meadowview Convention Center in Kingsport, Tennessee
October 17, 2014

2014 Understanding Population Health
February 4, 2014

2014 Presentation to the State Senate Committee (the session begins at the 13:04 mark)  
January 15, 2014

2012 Tennessee Global Health Forum
February 23, 2012

"What is Public Health and Why is it Important to You?  For undergraduate students considering majoring in public health
February 2, 2012

Selected Publications and Significant Committee Reports 

Alphin, W.K., Frist, W., & Wykoff, R. (2014 ). It's time for a real conversation. Retrieved from http://www.etsu.edu/cph/blog_articles/intro.aspx

"An Undergraduate Curriculum in Public Health Benchmarked to the Needs of the Workforce." Stoots JM, R Wykoff, A Khoury and R Pack. Frontiers in Public Health 3:12 2015

"Undergraduate Training in Public Health Should Prepare Graduates for the Workforce." Wykoff RF, A Khoury, JM Stoots and R Pack Frontiers in Public Health 2:285 2015

"A Master of Public Health Degree for the 21st Century: Key Considerations; Design Features; Critical Content of the Core." Final Report 1/9/14 Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (Expert Panel Member)

"The Recommended Critical Component Elements of an Undergraduate Major in Public Health."  Wykoff R, Petersen DJ, Weist EM.  Public Health Reports September-October 2013 128: 421 - 424

"New Developments in Undergraduate Education in Public Health: Implications for Health Education and Health Promotion."  Barnes MD, Wykoff R, King LR, Petersen DJ. Health Education and Behavior 2012 December 39: 719-724

"Recommended Critical Component Elements of an Undergraduate Major in Public Health." Final Report 8/3/2012 Association of Schools of Public Health (Expert Panel Chair)

Florence, J, Pack, RP, Southerland, J, Wykoff, RF. (2011) The Depth of Rural Health Disparities in America: the ABCDE's. In Crosby, Wendel, Venderpool, and Casey, (eds.) Rural Populations and Health: Determinants, Disparities, and Solutions. Wiley & Sons San Francisco, CA (2012).

"Public Health in Appalachia: The Perspective of One Hundred Years." Wykoff RF Now and Then: The Appalachian Magazine. Vol 26, No.1: 9-11. Summer, 2010

"Poverty and Health Care: Fatefully Linked." Frist, WH, Wykoff RF, Editorial Johnson City Press. June 21, 2009

"Potential Approaches to Address the Undergraduate Public Health Training Needs
for Working Professionals:  A Case Study of One Rural Area."    Martin BC, Stoots
JM, Pack RP,  Wykoff R, Dreyzehner, JJ.   Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.  16:2  2010  128-133

"Rapid Antiretroviral Therapy Scale Up in Hubei Province, China: An International Partnership to Train and Mentor County, Township, and Village Healthcare
Workers." Sherer R, Gui X, Zhan F, Teter C, Ping DL, and Wykoff RF. Health
27:4  July/August 2008 1140 - 1147

"Challenges of Research in Rural Areas in the United States."  RF Wykoff.
Proceedings of the Joint Indo-US Collaboration on Environmental and Occupational
Health.  Joint Workshop on Environmental Risks of Respiratory Disease. September
5 - 6, 2008

"The Value of Microgrants for Community-Based Health Promotion:  Two models
for Practice and Policy"  Hartwig KA, Bobbitt-Cooke M, Zaharek MM, Nappi S,
Wykoff RF  Katz DL Journal of Public Health Management and  Practice 12:  90-96 January/February 2006

"Microeconomic Loans and Health Education to Families in Impoverished
Communities: Implications for the HIV Pandemic"  Sherer RD, Bronson JD, Teter
CJ, Wykoff RF Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
2004 Oct-Dec 3(4):110-114

Ochiai E, Blakey C, Wykoff RF  "Healthy People: Defining Mission, Goals and
Objectives" in  Principles of Public Health Practice. 2nd Edition (Eds. Scutchfield
and Keck)  Thompson/Delmar Learning, New York. (2002)

"The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Health Disparities in the United States" 
Wykoff RF.   Ethnicity and Disease 12:S2-13-14 (2002)

"The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and
Obesity" U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Washington, D.C.
December (2001)

"Healthy People 2010" U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Washington, D.C.  Government Printing Office, November (2000)

"Regulation of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act" United States Department of Health and Human Services.  United
States Food and Drug Administration.  Washington, D.C.  Government Printing
Office, August (1996)

"Notification of the Sex and Needle-Sharing Partners of Individuals with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Rural South Carolina:  30 Month Experience"  Wykoff,
, Jones JL, Longshore ST, Hollis SL, Quiller CB, Dowda H, Gamble WB.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 18:217-222 (1991)

"Partner Acceptance of Health Department Notification of HIV Exposure, South
Carolina."  Jones, JL, Wykoff RF, Hollis SL, Longshore ST, Gamble WB, Gunn RA.
Journal of the American Medical Association  264:1284-1286 (1990)

"Human Immunodeficiency Virus:  Seroprevalence in Parturients in Rural South
Carolina."  McKay, JG, Wykoff RF, Dowda H, Marshall TA. Southern Medical
83:631-633 (1990)

"Contact Tracing to Identify Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in a Rural
Community." Wykoff, RF, Health CW Jr, Hollis SL, Leonard ST, Quiller CD, Jones
JL, Artzrouni M, Parker RL.  Journal of the American Medical Association 259:3563-
3566 (1988)

"Voluntary Self Exclusion to Reduce Transmission of AIDS by Blood Transfusion.
"Wykoff, RF, NA Halsey.  Journal of the American Medical Association 257:28-29

"Transfusion-Acquired Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Twelve
Neonates:  Epidemiologic, Clinical and Immunologic Features."  Saulsbury, FT,
Wykoff RF, Boyle RJ.  Pediatric Infectious Diseases 6:544-549 (1987)

"Delusions of Parasitosis:  A Review." Wykoff, RFReviews of Infectious Diseases 9:433-437 (1987)

"Eosinophilia:  Current Concepts in Diagnosis."  Wykoff, RFSouthern Medical
79:608-612 (1986).

"Thrombocytopenia as the Presenting Manifestation of Human T-lymphotropic virus
Type III Infection in Infants." Saulsbury, FT, Boyle RJ, Wykoff RF, Howard TH. 
Journal of Pediatrics 109:30-34 (1986).

"The Effectiveness of Voluntary Self-Exclusion on Blood Donation Practices of
Individuals at High Risk for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)." 
Wykoff, RF, Halsey NA.  Journal of the American Medical Association 256:1292-
1293 (1986).

"Immunologic Dysfunction in Infants Infected Through Transfusion with HTLV-III.”
Wykoff, RF, Pearl ER, Saulsbury FT. The New England Journal of Medicine
312:294-296 (1985).

"Children and Transfusion Related AIDS." Wykoff, RFThe Journal of the Louisiana
State Medical Association,
137: 65-68 (1985).

Personal Interests

Mandolin, Fly Fishing, Kung Fu
Married to Janine Wykoff, five children

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