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Department of Community and Behavioral Health

College of Public Health

Roger Blackwell
Roger Blackwell

Roger Blackwell, DrPH

Clinical Instructor, Department of Community and Behavioral Health
East Tennessee State University College of Public Health

423-439-4915 / 
Room 306 Lamb Hall


Dr.P.H. Concentration in Community and Behavioral Health, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

M.P.H. Health Care Administration, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

B.S. Professional Staff Ministries, Mid America Christian University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


COBH 1010: Lifetime Behaviors for Healthy Living
ETSU 1020: Foundations of Student Success
HSMP 2100: Health Systems
COBH 3330: Cultural Competency and Spirituality
COBH 3950: Research in Public Health
COBH 4607: Gerontology and Health
HSMP 5020: Philosophy of Public Health
COBH 5040 Seminar in Global Health
COBH 5110: Community Health Assessment Research
COBH 5120 Health Planning and Evaluation
COBH 5200: Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health
COBH 5200: Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health
COBH 5250 Community Based Methods in Public Health
COBH 5270 Cultural Competency and Spirituality
COBH 5377: Health Communications
COBH 5900: Grant Development
COBH 6220: Methods in Community Health Research
COBH 6240: Organizing Community for Health Action


Gillespie, W., and Blackwell, R., (2009). Substance use patterns and consequences among lesbians, gays, and bisexuals. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 21(1), 90-108.

Dunn, ML, Ilapogu,V., Taylor, L., Naney, C., Blackwell, R., Wilder, R., Givens,C.(2008). Self-reported substance use and sexual behaviors among adolescents in a rural state, Journal of School Health, 78(11), 587-593.

Gillespie, W., Holt, JL., Blackwell, R. (2007). Measuring outcomes of alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine among college students: A preliminary test of the Shortened Inventory of Problems – Alcohol and Drugs (SIP-AD), Journal of Drug Issues,37(3), 549-568.


Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence, The College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University, 2017.

Outstanding Dissertation Award Recipient, The School of Graduate Studies, East Tennessee State University, 2014.

The Community Health Chair’s Service Award (2011); Department of Community Health, College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University, 2011.

Graduate Student Research Grant: “Exploring the Relationship between Social Stigma and Health Outcomes Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) in Rural Appalachia” funded by the School of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Council at East Tennessee State University, 2009.


  • Facilitator for ETSU Safe Zone
  • Faculty advisor for SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance)


Camping and hiking, gardening, growing euphorbias and voodoo lilies, sexual minority advocacy


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