Research and Centers
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 Addiction Science Center is to partner with affected communities in Central Appalachia to advance the science of substance abuse prevention and treatment.
CARE Women's Health is an interdisciplinary center aimed at advancing women's health in the US South and beyond through applied, population-based research that informs policy and practice and promotes health equity.
The Center for Cardiovascular Risk Research (CCRR), a cross-disciplinary collaboration, will mitigate cardiovascular diseases burden, alleviate health disparities, and address health inequities among the rural, socioeconomically disadvantaged population of Central Appalachia by providing multidisciplinary research, health promotion and education, policy analysis, and risk management.
The Center for Rural Health Research is funded by the state of Tennessee and Ballad Health. Located in the heart of Appalachia, the Center fulfills its mission by engaging rural communities to advance health and improve quality of life through innovative solutions that contribute to the expanding evidence base of what works in rural America. The Center works to honor and preserve its rich Appalachian heritage and Tennessee ties through distinctive research, community engagement, training and policy.
The ETSU/NORC Rural Health Equity Research Center is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. The Center’s mission is to develop strategies and recommendations for policy makers, rural healthcare providers and rural communities to mitigate the individual and community-level impacts of substance use disorder (SUD), improve access to healthcare and social services, and improve population health.
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.
he 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.
Areas of Research
The APPalachian Obesity and METabolic Diseases group provides scientific expertise and partnership opportunities for the prevention, detection, and management of obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and associated metabolic disorders in Central Appalachia.
This project focuses on creating a patient-centered and population-based cardiovascular health management research agenda for Central Appalachia.
This page lists active research in the Department of Health Sciences. Students can also complete an interest form to participate in research with a faculty member.
The Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory (EHSL) was established to conduct research in the fields of environmental microbiology, environmental chemistry and environmental toxicology.
The College of Public Health has mindfully created programs and sought opportunities for partnerships to focus on the study, research, and practice of global health.
A multidisciplinary team of investigators from Johns Hopkins and East Tennessee State University are coming together to understand environmentally driven health disparities in Northeast Tennessee.
The Skin Cancer Prevention Laboratory (SCPL) is a nationally recognized laboratory that has received continuous funding for 16 years to design and implement efficacious skin cancer prevention interventions in teens and young adults.
Composed of a multidisciplinary team of public health professionals, the research program integrates causal and intervention-based approaches to reduce tobacco use and tobacco-attributable diseases at the domestic and international levels.
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.