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East Tennessee Receives Grant to Study Trends in Doctoral Education in Public Health

PendleyDr. Robin Pendley, in the department of health services management and policy at East Tennessee State University College of Public Health has received a grant from the de Beaumont Foundation to study the characteristics of public health doctoral students over the past 50 years.  The grant, titled “Charting Trends in Public Health Doctoral Education, 1957 – 2012” will allow Dr. Pendley to use the “Survey of Earned Doctorates” database to assess characteristics of public health doctoral students over the past half century.  She will also evaluate trends in public health doctoral degrees over that time period. This will be the first project of its kind to illustrate trends in doctoral education in public health.


Dr. Pendley focuses her research on public health systems and services and on the public health workforce. She has previously published on public health workforce recruitment, retention, and training, as well as on issues related to quality improvement in health departments. She received her DrPH degree from the University of Kentucky and her MPH from East Carolina University.


[Photo: Dr. Robin Pendley]