UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
Master of Public Health in Health Management and Administration, 1994
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, 1992
Bachelor of Science, 1990
NORC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Co-Director, Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, 2006 to 2020
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
Director, Center for Rural Health Practice, 2002 to 2006
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY AND CITY HEALTH OFFICIALS
Acting Deputy Executive Director; Director, Community Health Office, 1997 to 2002
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Policy Analyst, Bureau of HIV/AIDS, 1994 to 1997
What is Emerging from Rural Research? Midwest Rural Research and Funder Consortium Meeting, St. Louis, MO, December 16, 2019.
Turning the Tide on Persistent Rural Health Disparities: A Perspective of National Public Health Leadership (presenter and moderator), American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 4, 2019.
Incorporating a Rural Prosperity Index into the Opioid Misuse Community Assessment Tool, National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, October 17, 2019.
Resources for Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Rural Communities, WONCA World Rural Health Conference, Albuquerque, NM, October 14, 2019.
Economic Distress and the Opioid Crisis, Atlantic Festival, Washington, DC, September 26, 2019.
Leveraging Strengths and Assets to Improve Rural Health and Well-Being in Appalachia (keynote), Appalachian Research Day, Hazard, KY, September 19, 2019.
Rural Health Research: Getting Started, Gaining Traction, & Overcoming Challenges, CDC Rural Symposium, Atlanta, GA, August 28, 2019.
Negativity Sucks: Leveraging Strengths and Assets to Improve Rural Health and Well-Being, Georgia Center for Rural Health Annual Meeting, St. Simons Island, GA, August 21, 2019.
Introduction to the Opioid Misuse Community Assessment Tool, National Association of Local Boards of Health Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, August 15, 2019.
“Leveraging Rural Strengths and Assets to Overcome Population Health Challenges” American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 110(9), pp. 1281–1282.
“The State of Rural Public Health: Enduring Needs for a New Decade” American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 110(9), pp. 1283 – 1290.
“Funding and Service Delivery in Rural and Urban Local US Health Departments in 2010 and 2016” American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 110(9), pp. 1293 – 1299.
“Factors Affecting Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in Public Health Preparedness and Response” Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Vol 26(5), pp. 434.442.
Data Make You Credible, but Stories Make You Memorable. In “From the Front Lines of the Appalachian Addiction Crisis.” McFarland Press. 2020.
“Investigating the Impact of Diseases of Despair in Appalachia” Journal of Appalachian Health. Vol 1, pp. 7-18.
“Business Leaders' Attitudes About Value of Employee and Community Health” Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Vol. 0: 1-4.
The Appalachian Overdose Mapping Tool. In “14th Iteration (2017): Macroscopes for Tackling Tough Topics, Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, edited by Katy Börner and Lisel Record. http://scimaps.org.
“The double disparity facing rural local health departments: A short report.” Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research; Vol 5:1–8.
“Evaluating the Impact of National Public Health Department Accreditation ― United States, 2016” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), August 12, 2016.
Hiking, biking, travel and spending time with my family and dogs.