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ETSU College of Public Health ranked among top third in nation

Johnson City Press • Mar 12, 2019 at 4:41 PM

The 2020 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools Rankings named the East Tennessee State University College of Public Health in the top third of schools and programs of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, according to a Tuesday news release.

“Going from being unranked as recently as 2011 to being just outside the top quarter of all public health schools and programs in the nation reflects the impressive teaching and research efforts of our faculty and students, as well as the college’s contributions to important public health issues,” Dr. Randy Wykoff, dean of the College of Public Health, said of the recent ranking.

U.S. News ranked the college 46th out of 177 schools, placing it among the top 10 public health graduate schools in the southeastern United States.

The college recently received national recognition for its work in battling the opioid crisis.

In 2018, the U.S. Public Health Service and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative gave ETSU the 2018 Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award for efforts coordinated by ETSU’s Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment.

The college has also caught national attention for its programs and curriculum, including receiving the 2017 Delta Omega award recognizing Project EARTH, a series of activities at the ETSU/Eastman Valleybrook campus, which teach students to work in low-resource settings.

The Best Graduate Schools Rankings are based solely on academic experts’ ratings. U.S. News asked deans, program directors and senior faculty to judge the academic quality of programs in their field on a scale of 1 to 5.

For more information about the rankings, visit www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-health-schools.

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