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Angela Hagaman

Angela Hagaman

Operations Director,
The Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment
423-439-7532 /  
Suite 161 ETSU Innovation Lab


Current: East Tennessee State University, Student, Doctor of Public Health Area of Study: Community and Behavioral Health

2014:   East Tennessee State University, Non-Degree  Area of Study:  TN counseling licensure

2007: Appalachian State University, M.A. Major Area:  Counseling 

1995: Appalachian State University, B.S. Major Areas:  English, Secondary Education


2013-Present: Program Director, NIDA, R24 Drug Abuse Research Grant (DIDARP)
College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University

2014-Present: Therapist, In-patient crisis and alcohol and drug treatment
Crisis Stabilization Unit, Magnolia Ridge, and Willow Ridge, Frontier Health, Johnson City, TN

2002-2013: Director of Prevention Services, Federal Drug Free Communities and NC State Block Grant
Western Youth Network, Boone, NC

2001-2002: Program Coordinator, Mountaineer Millennium Seven County Consortium 
Federal 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant 
Watauga County Schools, Boone, NC  


Substance Abuse Prevention 
Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment 
Underage Drinking Prevention 
Appalachian Health Outcomes


Mason Whittington Distinguished Service Award, July 9, 2007


  • Source:  NIDA - P.I.:  Rob Pack, PhD 
    Title: DIDARP R24, Diversity Promoting Drug Abuse Research Project  
    Role on project: Project Director    
    Dates and costs of entire project:  06/13-3/18;  $2,471,967 
    Specific aims of project:  Formal execution of three research projects focused on Prescription Drug Abuse/Misuse (PDA/M), related communication pathways between providers, prescribers, and patients, and drug disposal.

  • Source:  Office of National Drug Control and Policy (ONDCP) and SAMSHA - P.D.: Angela Hagaman, MA, LPCA
    Title: Drug Free Communities (DFC) anti-drug coalition grant
    Role on project:  Program Director and Coalition Chair
    Dates and costs of entire project:  10/2012-9/2017; $650,000
    Specific aims of project:  Full-scale implementation of evidenced based substance abuse prevention strategies utilizing SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to reduce underage drinking and prescription drug abuse in Watauga County. 

  • Source:  NC Department of Health and Human Services - P.D.: Angela Hagaman, MA LPCA
    Title: Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant
    Role on project:  Program Director for 5 NW NC Counties
    Dates and costs of entire project: 3-year recurring cycle from 1992-2013; $140,000 annually
    Specific aims of project:  Implement and support population level substance abuse prevention strategies based on community needs assessment. Convene local policy makers, agencies, and schools to develop comprehensive community-wide action plans. Report outcomes annually for each service county: Ashe, Allegheny, Avery, Watauga, and Wilkes.

  • Source:  Juvenile Crime Prevention Council via NC Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    P.D.: Angela Hagaman, MA
    Title: Youth Resource Center
    Role on project:  Program Director
    Dates and cost of entire project:  Annual application process from 7/87-7/2013; $50,000 annually
    Specific aims of project:  Implement evidenced based prevention and therapeutic activities for high risk adjudicated or indicated youth during after school and summer hours.  Utilize the Project Venture evidenced based curriculum to incorporate adventure components in overall program design.  Serve as an advocate and liaison among all involved agencies and the client family.

  • Source:  NC Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention - P.D.: Angela Hagaman
    Title: Support Our Students (SOS)
    Role on project: Program Director
    Dates and cost of entire project:  Three year competitive application process from 7/95-6/2005; $125,000 annually
    Specific aims of project: Implement evidenced based prevention and tutoring services for at-risk middle school youth during after school hours.  Coordinate transportation services for community based programs and facilitate the development of in-school programming. Liaise between school, family, and community agencies to provide comprehensive countywide after school programming to universal and selected youth.

  • Source:  U.S. Department of Education - P.D.: Bricca Sweet, Ed.D.
    Title: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant
    Role on Project: Program Coordinator
    Dates and cost of entire project: 10/99 – 9/02; $2.7 million
    Specific aims of project:  Partner with public school systems to implement evidenced based after school programming to low-performing and at-risk middle school youth in 7 rural counties in NW NC. Primary objective is to build protective factors that support academic success.  Impact measured annually through grades and scores on end of grade tests.  Outcomes reported provided to each Superintendent and Board Members annually. 


Hagemeier, N., Tudiver, F., Brewster, S., Hagy, E.J., Hagaman, A., and Pack, R. (2015). Prescription Drug Abuse Communication: A Qualitative Analysis of Prescriber and Pharmacist Perceptions and Behaviors. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Pack, RP. Hagaman, AM, Warfield*, S, Gray, JA, Tudiver, FG, Alamian, A, Hagemeier, NE, (2014).  Interprofessional Research, Training and Outreach: The ETSU Prescription Drug Abuse/Misuse Working Group.  International Journal of Health Sciences Education.

Hagemeier, N. E., F. Tudiver, S. Brewster, E. J. Hagy, B. Ratliff, A. Hagaman and R. P. Pack (2017). "Interprofessional Prescription Opioid Abuse Communication among Prescribers and Pharmacists: A Qualitative Analysis." Substance Abuse: 00-00.


Mathis S, Hagaman A, Kirschke D, Hagemeier NE.  Carter County, Tennessee: A Rural Community’s Response to Opioid Overdose Deaths.  Presented at National Rural Health Association Annual Meeting.  Minneapolis, MN; May 11-12, 2016. 

Hagaman A., Foster K., Tennesseans Largely Unaware of HIV/HCV Risk but Support Best Practices to Avoid Potential Outbreak. (Under review). Submitted to the NIDA International Forum 2018. San Diego, CA; June 8-11 2018. 

Hagaman A., Gray, J. Brooks, B., Hagemeier, N., Mathis, S., Dowling K., Pack. R., Impact of an Organized Marketing Campaign on Drug Take Back Event Outcomes in South Central Appalachia. (Under review). Submitted to the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting 2018. San Diego, CA; November 10-14 2018. 


Prestridge-Sweet, B., Hagaman, A. (2002). Grant Writing and Sustainability in Rural After School Settings. Oral Presentation at the Beyond School Hours National Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Hagaman, A. (2009, June). Love and Logic: A Behavior Management Strategy for After School. Oral presentation at the NC Center For After School Programs Pre-Conference Symposium. Greensboro, NC. 

Hagaman, A. (2010, June). The Girl's Circle Program and Outcomes. Keynote presentation at the Appalachian Women's Fund Annual Luncheon. Blowing Rock, NC. 

Hagaman, Angela. (2013, July) Tobacco: The culture of addiction and evidenced based treatment options. CE presentation at the Al Green Addictions Institute, Appalachian State University. Boone, NC. 

Pack, R., Loyd, S., Hagaman, A., McCaffrey, A., Livesay, S. (2014, November). A local prescription for success. Panel presentation at the First Tennessee Development District Annual Board Meeting. Gatlinburg, TN. 


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