Doctor of Public Health, August 2015 Concentration: Epidemiology East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Johnson City, TN
Master of Public Health, May 2012 Concentration: Biostatistics East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Johnson City, TN
Bachelor of Arts, May 2010 Major: Statistics Minor: Environmental Studies University of North Carolina (UNCA) Asheville, NC
• Biostatistics I (BSTA 5310) • Risk Behavior Epidemiology (EPID 6470) • Applied Epidemiologic Analysis (EPID 6420) • Analytic Methods in Public Health (EPID 5100) • Epidemiology (EPID 3080) • Biostatistics (BSTA 3000) • Intro to Health and Wellness (University of North Carolina at Asheville - HWP 190) • Addiction, Drugs, and Health (University of North Carolina at Asheville - HWP 365)
Addiction prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction
RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT
7/15/2020 – 4/30/2021 (Co-Investigator) – "Studies to Advance Recovery Supports (STARS)
in Appalachia" National Institutes of Health (NIH) Total Direct Costs: $262,589
9/1/2020 – 8/31/2021 (Co-Investigator) – "Characteristics of Buprenorphine Therapy
Among Commercially-Insured and Medicaid-Enrolled Pregnant and Postpartum Women; Rural Health
Equity Research Center" Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Total Direct Costs: $766,940
07/01/2018 – 06/30/2019 (Principle Investigator) - "Fentanyl-Related Overdose Risk
Among Central Appalachian Heroin Using Populations." ETSU Research Development Committee (RDC). Total Direct Costs: $9650
03/01/2017 – 03/01/2018 (Co-investigator) - "Project ELIMINATE: Developing Community-based Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Network in Central Appalachia" National Network of Public Health Institutes Award Total Direct Costs: $24,995
10/01/2016 – 9/30/2017 (Co-Investigator) "Tennessee Department of Health Workforce Assessment" Tennessee Department of Health Contract Total Costs: $10,000
07/01/2016 – 06/31/2017 (Lead Evaluator) "Tennessee Department of Health Statewide Healthcare Provider Assessment of Diabetes
Practices" Tennessee Department of Health Contract Total Costs: $120,000
03/01/2016 – 03/01/2017 (Co-investigator) "Cross Sector Collaboration Using Community Mobilization Strategies toward an Accountable Care Community" National Network of Public Health Institutes Award Total Direct Costs: $30,000
07/01/2015 – 06/30/2016 (Project Lead) "Developing Key Priorities for Improving Health in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest
Virginia Commissioned by Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System. Total Direct Costs: $281,000
Edward Leinaar, Bill Brooks, Leigh Johnson, Arsham Alamian (2020). Perceived Barriers to Contraceptive Access
and Acceptance among Reproductive-Age Women Receiving Opioid Agonist Therapy in Northeast
Tennessee. Southern Medical Journal, 113(5), 213-218. DOI 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001095
Sukesh Manthri, Alay Mansurov, Bill Brooks, Sakshi Singal, Devapiran Jaishankar (2020). Analysis of hospice duration and metrics
in cancer patients in rural Appalachia. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City,
TN J Clin Oncol 38: 2020 (suppl; abstr e24006); DOI: 0.1200/JCO.2020.38.15_suppl.e24006
Abdul Khan, Billy Brooks, Hemang Panchal, Syed Imran Zaidi, Timir Paul, Vijay Ramu (2017). TCT-857 Trends
in Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (AICD) Device Implantation in
the United States from 2004-2011.Journal of the American College of Cardiology Oct
2017, 70 (18 supplement) B273; DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.09.684
Spivey, J., Sirek, H., Wood, R., Devani, K., Brooks, B., & Moorman, J. (2017). Retrospective cohort study of the efficacy of azithromycin vs. doxycycline as part of combination therapy in
non-intensive care unit veterans hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Open Forum Infectious Diseases,
4, S579 S580. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofx163.1513
Brooks, B., McBee, M., Pack, R., & Alamian, A. (2017). The effects of rurality on substance
use disorder diagnosis: A multiple-groups latent class analysis. Addictive Behaviors, 68, 24-29. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.01.019
Gray, J., Hagemeier, N., Brooks, B., & Alamian, A. (2015). Prescription disposal practices: A 2-year ecological study of drug drop box donations in appalachia. American Journal
of Public Health, , e1-e6.
Wang, L., Mamudu, H. M., Alamian, A., Anderson, J. L., & Brooks, B. (2014). Independent and joint effects of prenatal maternal smoking and maternal exposure
to second-hand smoke on the development of adolescent obesity: A longitudinal study.
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, doi:10.1111/jpc.12667 [doi]
Brooks, B., Blackley, D., Masters, P., May, A. S., Mayes, G., Williams, C., & Pack, R. (2014).
Developing an academic health department in northeast tennessee: A sustainable approach
through student leadership. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice : JPHMP,
20(3), 315-323. doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e3182980c1d [doi]
Ward, R. K., Blackley, D., & Brooks, B. (2014). The development and implementation of a student-led farmers' market on a
public university campus. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, 9(1), 81-95.
Veeranki S., Brooks B., Bolick S., Robichaux M., Aldrich T. Quality of Care: The Role of Disease Registries.
Journal of Registry Management. 2010;37(4): 133-136.
Patch S., Goodman C., Brooks B., The Effect of Chromated Copper Arsenate Structures on Adjacent Soil Arsenic Concentrations.
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Volume 86, Number 6 (2011),
662-665, DOI: 10.1007/s00128-011-0270-7
SELECTED ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS
A Tough Pill to Swallow: Addressing the Epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse (Panel
Member) Harm Reduction Panel. August 16, 2019.
A Tough Pill to Swallow: Addressing the Epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse (Panel
Member) Harm Reduction Panel. August 17, 2018.
James H. Quillen College of Medicine Academic Half Day (Oral Presentation) Data Mining and Secondary Analysis. December 6th, 2016.
East Tennessee State University College of Public Health Grand Rounds (Oral Presentation) Robert Pack, PhD, MPH, Nick Hagemeier, PharmD, PhD, Billy Brooks, DrPH(c), MPH. ETSU Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Research: DIDARP update. April 3rd, 2015.
American Public Health Association 2014 Annual Meeting and Exhibition (Poster Presentation) Billy Brooks, MPH, Jeffrey Gray, PharmD, CDE,, Arsham Alamian, Ph.D, M.Sc., M.A.C.E. and Nick Hagemeier,
PharmD, PhD. An Ecological Study of Drug Drop Box Donations in Appalachia. November
Controversies in Pain Management. Opioids: On the Horns of a Dilemma. (Oral Presentation) Billy Brooks, DrPH(c), MPH. Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse in Southern Appalachia: An Epidemiologic Perspective.
November 14th, 2014.
Tennessee Public Health Association 2014 Annual Conference (Poster Presentation) Billy
Brooks, DrPH(c), MPH, Dr. Megan Quinn, Crystal Johnson. Tennessee Stroke Registry Update. September
Prescription Drug Abuse: Prevention and Treatment in South Central Appalachia (Oral Presentation/ Facilitator) Billy Brooks. Theory of the Problem. November 22nd, 2013.
American Public Health Association 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition (Oral Presentation) Billy Brooks, David Blackley, Paula Masters, Gary Mayes, Stephan May, Robert Pack. Developing an Academic Health Department in Northeast Tennessee. November 5th, 2013
Appalachian Student Research Forum (Poster Presentation) Billy Brooks, Dr. Brian Martin, Paula Masters, Dr. Robert Pack. Tennessee Public Health Workforce Needs Assessment: A Competency-Based Approach. April 5th, 2013
SAS Workshop(Instructor) Kate Callahan, Billy Brooks. East Tennessee State University, College of Public Health. Fall 2012.
Tennessee Public Health Association 2012 Annual Conference (Poster Presentation) Billy
Brooks, David Blackley, Paula Masters, Dr. Robert Pack, Dr. Stephen May. Developing an Academic
Health Department in Northeast Tennessee. Sept. 12th, 2012.
Tennessee Public Health Association 2012 Annual Conference (Poster Presentation) Rachel Ward, David Blackley, Billy Brooks. Development and Implementation of a Farmers Market at East Tennessee
State University. Sept. 12th, 2012.
Appalachian Environmental Cancer Communication Workshop. (Facilitator) Billy Brooks, David Blackley, Megan Quinn. ETSU, March 29th, 2011.
Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Oral Presentation) Billy Brooks, Steven Patch, Catherine Goodman. The Effect of Chromated Copper Arsenate Structures
on Adjacent Soil Arsenic Concentrations. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and
Toxicology. UNCA, 2009
• American Public Health Association • Tennessee Public Health Association • ETSU Prescription Drug Abuse Working Group • ETSU Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment • ETSU Center of Excellence in Inflammation, Infectious Disease, and Immunity • ETSU Center for Rural and Appalachian Health
Collecting Comics, Reading Addiction Literature, Table-top Role Playing Games, Hiking,
Pugs, Cats, Being a husband and father