The ETSU College of Public Health is committed to building partnerships with faculty,
staff, students and a wide range of regional, national and global partners to conduct
research to identify the causes of, and practical solutions to, the most important
health challenges facing people living in rural Appalachia and other underserved regions.
Research Centers and Institutes
The mission of the ETSU Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment is to partner with affected communities in Central Appalachia to advance the science of substance abuse prevention and treatment.
The Center serves as the infrastructure to better respond to needs of the public health workforce, establish collaborations with policy and practice communities, align and disseminate research, and enhance the capacity of the college to support a wide range of community activities.
TNPHTC's mission is to provide a home for the collaborative partnership between Tennessee’s academic public health training providers and the Tennessee’s public health workforce, and to provide comprehensive, competency-based training for that workforce.
The Institute is a partnership of public and private health agencies, organizations, and academic institutions established to maximize resources for the purpose of promoting health research, education, and service focused on improving the health of all Tennesseans.
EARTH stands for Employing Available Resources to Transform Health, and is designed to assure that student learn a certain set of basic skills, apply those skills in a real-world setting, and work together to create new skills and tools.