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ETSU adds Health Management and Policy concentration to DrPH program

JOHNSON CITY (Jan. 23, 2017) – The East Tennessee State University College of Public Health soon will begin offering its Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program in Health Management and Policy.

Starting in fall 2017, this new concentration, which was approved earlier this month by Tennessee Board of Regents, will prepare graduates for advanced practice and leadership positions in public health and health care settings, as well as for faculty positions in academic institutions. The addition of a new concentration builds on the strengths of the existing nationally accredited DrPH program within the college, with a focus on providing the skills necessary for success in both the health management and the health policy arenas.    

The DrPH in Health Management and Policy is designed to be in line with the latest national trends in the organization and delivery of health services. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and ability to create and transform health systems and improve population health outcomes at the state level, nationally and internationally.   

The college currently houses DrPH programs in Epidemiology and in Community and Behavioral Health. It also houses a Ph.D. in Environmental Health. The DrPH program at ETSU enjoys exceptionally high job placement and student satisfaction rates. To date, approximately two-thirds of alumni are working in the practice community, while one-third hold positions in academia.  

For admission requirements and program information, see the “Prospective Students” tab at or email Dr. Nathan Hale, assistant professor in the Department of Health Services Management and Policy, at .

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