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College of Public Health

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

Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment

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. 

Center for Rural Health Research

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.

Tennessee Public Health Training Center

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.

Tennessee Institute of Public Health

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.

Faculty and staff projects that have received funding.  Notice that something is missing?  Email Hazel Robinson at

Recent publications by faculty, staff, students and alumni.  Have a recommendation?  Email Dara Young at

Resources includes helpful forms and funding opportunities to research.  Suggested additions may be emailed to Hazel Robinson at .   

Project EARTH at the ETSU Eastman Valleybrook Campus

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.  

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