914 W. Maple St. Room 211 (Map)
Box 70623, Johnson City, TN 37615
Doctor of Medicine, 1981
Master of Public Health in Tropical Medicine, 1981
Bachelor of Science with Distinction (Biology), 1977
Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), 1977
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Residency in Pediatrics, 1981 - 1984
Residency in General Preventive Medicine in Tropical Medicine, 1984-1985
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)
Founding Dean, College of Public Health Professor, Health Services Management and Policy
East Tennessee State University
Senior Vice President for International Operations Project HOPE
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
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
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.
District Medical Director, Upper Savannah Health District South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
"Acceptance Speech - Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame"
July 28, 2022
"Understanding and Improving Health in Tennessee"
Leadership Health Care: June 29, 2021
2021 Presentation to the State Senate Committee
March 3, 2021
Global Public Health
July 20, 2018
How Do We Improve the Quality of Life in Our Region? The Impact of Poverty on Health
Niswonger Scholars Summer Leadership Training
May 28, 2018
Leading Change in Health: Lessons from America’s “Poorest State." IDEAcademy
September 14, 2016
The Vital Role of Food and Food Systems
June 3, 2016
The 3-Legged Stool: Economic Development, Health & Education (presentation begins at 12:00 mark)
2015 Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit
May 28, 2015
Accelerating Appalachia's Economic Transition - East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
(featured at the 0:33, 6:23, and 10:18 marks)
April 21, 2015
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
Stoots JM, Young DC, Wykoff R. Project EARTH: Lessons from 10 Years of Teaching Public Health Skills for Resource-Limited Settings. Wilderness Environ Med. 2022 Jun;33(2):219-223. doi: 10.1016/j.wem.2022.02.008. Epub 2022 Apr 6. PMID: 35397987.
Young, D., Stork, J., Quinn, M., & Wykoff, R. (2022). The effectiveness of a merit-and productivity-based teaching incentive in a college of public health. Pedagogy in Health Promotion, 23733799211053879.
“The Intergenerational Cycles of Rural Health” (Invited Editorial) R Wykoff American Journal of Public Health 110 (9) 1279-1280
Beatty, K., Egen, O., Dreyzehner, J., Wykoff, R. (2020). Poverty and Health in Tennessee. Southern Medical Journal.
Wykoff, R., Pack, R., & Egen, O. (2018).The 12 P's of the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic. American Journal of Public Health.
Wykoff, R., & Egen, O. (2017). The Future of Appalachia: Health. Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine,32(2), 40-43.
“Health and Social Conditions of the Poorest Versus Wealthiest Counties in the United States.” Egen O, Beatty K, Blackley DJ, Brown K, Wykoff R. American Journal of Public Health. Published online ahead of print November 17, 2016.
Alphin, W.K., Frist, W., & Wykoff, R. (2014 ). It's time for a real conversation. Retrieved from https://www.etsu.edu/cph/blog_articles/intro.php
"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 Affairs 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" inPrinciples 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, RF, 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 Journal 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 Association257:28-29 (1987).
"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, RF. Reviews of Infectious Diseases 9:433-437 (1987)
"Eosinophilia: Current Concepts in Diagnosis." Wykoff, RF. Southern Medical Journal 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).
Classification of HTLV-III/LAV-Related Diseases in Children. The Journal of Infectious Diseases,153(6), 1181–1182.
Wykoff, R. F. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/30105236 (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, RF. The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Association, 137: 65-68 (1985).
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