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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)
Population Health Management (HSMP 6310)

RESEARCH FOCUS

Access to care for vulnerable populations, maternal and child health, rural health

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Hale, N., Beatty, K.E., Smith, M. (2018) The Intersection of Residence, Community Vulnerability, and Premature Mortality. Journal of Rural Health. (In-Press)

Hale, N., Khoury, A., & Smith, M. (2018). Use of Highly Effective Reversible Contraception in Title X Clinics: Variation by Selected State Characteristics. Women's Health Issues. 28(4).

Hale, N., Probst, J., & Robertson, A. (2016). Rural Area Deprivation and Hospitalizations Among Children for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions. Journal of Community Health, 41(3), 451–460.

Hale, N. L., Klaiman, T., Beatty, K. E., & Meit, M. B. (2016). Local Health Departments as Clinical Safety Net in Rural Communities. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(5), 706-713.

Hale, N. L., Smith, M., & Hardin, J. (2015). Changes in the Clinical Capacity of Local Health Departments and Continuity of Reproductive Health Services. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 22(2), 204-211.

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.

FUNDED RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

Co-Primary Investigator: Evaluation of the Choose Well Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy. 2017 – 2022. 

Primary Investigator: National and State-Level Impact of the Choose Well Initiative on Reproductive Health Outcomes. 2017-2022. 

Primary Investigator: Rural/Urban Differences in Adverse Childhood Experiences.  ETSU Sponsored Awards, Research Development Committee (RDC), 2016. 

Co-Primary Investigator: Building Analytic Capacity for Policy Analysis and Decision-Making. Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), via Mathematica Policy Research, 2015-2016. 

Primary Investigator: Evaluation of the Implementation of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) State Expansion Grant. South Carolina Children’s Trust Fund, 2013-2016. 

Primary Investigator: Evaluation of the Implementation of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV). South Carolina Children’s Trust Fund, 2011-2016.  

Primary Investigator: Evaluation of the Parenting and Pregnant Teen Program Implementation. South Carolina Children’s Trust Fund & South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2013-2016. 

Primary Investigator: 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, 2012-2014. 

Primary Investigator: Measuring the Effects of Public/Private Transition of Pediatric Preventive Services on Unmet Need Among Medicaid Eligible Children. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012-2014. 

Primary investigator: Evaluation of Chapter Directed Program Initiative. South Carolina March of Dimes Cooperative Agreement, 2012-2013. 

Co-Investigator: The Comparative Effectiveness of CenteringPregnacy vs. Individual Prenatal Care among Low Income Women in Relation to Preterm Birth, Psychosocial Outcomes and Postnatal Utilization of Health Services. University of South Carolina, IHAC Seed Grant. 2011-2012.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

“Local Health Departments and Clinical Services: Lessons from Practice” Rural Health Association of Tennessee (RHAT), Northeast Regional Meeting, April 21, 2017. 

“Translation And Communication Talks: Ways to get your research across to stakeholders” AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Boston MA, June 28, 2016. 

"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

Women’s Health Issues, Editors Choice Award for Manuscript "Use of Highly Effective Reversible Contraception in Title X Clinics: Variation by Selected State Characteristics." (2018) 

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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