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College of Public Health

Randy Wykoff

Randy Wykoff

423-439-4243 /
104 Lamb Hall
Box 70623, Johnson City, TN 37615 


Doctor of Medicine, 1981
Master of Public Health in Tropical Medicine, 1981
Bachelor of Science with Distinction (Biology), 1977
Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), 1977


Residency in Pediatrics, 1981 - 1984

Residency in General Preventive Medicine in Tropical Medicine, 1984-1985


American Board of Pediatrics (lifetime: 1985)
Voluntary Maintenance of Certification (2010)

American Board of Preventive Medicine:
Public Health and General Preventive Medicine (lifetime: 1988)

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene:
Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and
Travelers Health (lifetime: 2001)


Founding Dean, College of Public Health Professor, Health Services Management and Policy
East Tennessee State University

Senior Vice President for International Operations Project HOPE

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Disease Prevention and Health Promotion) United States Department of Health and Human Services. Acting Executive Director, President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports 2001

Associate Commissioner for Operations United States Food and Drug Administration. Full-time detail with the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, (Senator Edward M. Kennedy) 1995

Associate Commissioner for AIDS and Special Health Issues and FDA AIDS Coordinator Food and Drug Administration Executive Director, National Task Force on AIDS Drug Development; Director of the Science Team of the FDA Tobacco Working Group; Acting Associate Commissioner for Science.

District Medical Director, Upper Savannah Health District South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control


2019 Presentation to the State Senate Committee
February 20, 2019

Global Public Health

July 20, 2018

How Do We Improve the Quality of Life in Our Region?  The Impact of Poverty on Health
Niswonger Scholars Summer Leadership Training
May 28, 2018

2018 Presentation to the State Senate Committee
(the session begins at the 3:30 mark)
Senate Health and Welfare Committee
January 10, 2018

2017 Presentation to the State Senate Committee
(the session begins at the 52:11 mark)
Senate Health and Welfare Committee
February 8, 2017

Leading Change in Health: Lessons from America’s “Poorest State."
September 14, 2016

The Vital Role of Food and Food Systems
June 3, 2016

2016 Presentation to the State Senate Committee (the session begins at the 3:05 mark)
January 13, 2016

The 3-Legged Stool: Economic Development, Health & Education (presentation begins at 12:00 mark)
2015 Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit
May 28, 2015

Accelerating Appalachia's Economic Transition - East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia 
(featured at the 0:33, 6:23, and 10:18 marks)
April 21, 2015

2012 Tennessee Global Health Forum
February 23, 2012

"What is Public Health and Why is it Important to You?" 
For undergraduate students considering majoring in public health
February 2, 2012


Wykoff, R., Pack, R., & Egen, O. (2018).The 12 P's of the Prescription Drug Abuse EpidemicAmerican Journal of Public Health.

Wykoff, R., & Egen, O. (2017). The Future of Appalachia: HealthNow & Then: The Appalachian Magazine,32(2), 40-43.

Health and Social Conditions of the Poorest Versus Wealthiest Counties in the United States.”  Egen O, Beatty K, Blackley DJ, Brown K, Wykoff R.  American Journal of Public Health.  Published online ahead of print November 17, 2016.  

Alphin, W.K., Frist, W., & Wykoff, R. (2014 ). It's time for a real conversation. Retrieved from

"An Undergraduate Curriculum in Public Health Benchmarked to the Needs of the Workforce." Stoots JM, R Wykoff, A Khoury and R Pack. Frontiers in Public Health 3:12 2015

"Undergraduate Training in Public Health Should Prepare Graduates for the Workforce." Wykoff RF, A Khoury, JM Stoots and R Pack Frontiers in Public Health 2:285 2015

"A Master of Public Health Degree for the 21st Century: Key Considerations; Design Features; Critical Content of the Core." Final Report 1/9/14 Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (Expert Panel Member)

"The Recommended Critical Component Elements of an Undergraduate Major in Public Health."  Wykoff R, Petersen DJ, Weist EM.  Public Health Reports September-October 2013 128: 421 - 424

"New Developments in Undergraduate Education in Public Health: Implications for Health Education and Health Promotion."  Barnes MD, Wykoff R, King LR, Petersen DJ. Health Education and Behavior 2012 December 39: 719-724

"Recommended Critical Component Elements of an Undergraduate Major in Public Health." Final Report 8/3/2012 Association of Schools of Public Health (Expert Panel Chair)

Florence, J, Pack, RP, Southerland, J, Wykoff, RF. (2011) The Depth of Rural Health Disparities in America: the ABCDE's. In Crosby, Wendel, Venderpool, and Casey, (eds.) Rural Populations and Health: Determinants, Disparities, and Solutions. Wiley & Sons San Francisco, CA (2012).

"Public Health in Appalachia: The Perspective of One Hundred Years." Wykoff RF Now and Then: The Appalachian Magazine. Vol 26, No.1: 9-11. Summer, 2010

"Poverty and Health Care: Fatefully Linked." Frist, WH, Wykoff RF, Editorial Johnson City Press. June 21, 2009

"Potential Approaches to Address the Undergraduate Public Health Training Needs
for Working Professionals:  A Case Study of One Rural Area."    Martin BC, Stoots
JM, Pack RP,  Wykoff R, Dreyzehner, JJ.   Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.  16:2  2010  128-133

"Rapid Antiretroviral Therapy Scale Up in Hubei Province, China: An International Partnership to Train and Mentor County, Township, and Village Healthcare
Workers." Sherer R, Gui X, Zhan F, Teter C, Ping DL, and Wykoff RF. Health
27:4  July/August 2008 1140 - 1147

"Challenges of Research in Rural Areas in the United States."  RF Wykoff.
Proceedings of the Joint Indo-US Collaboration on Environmental and Occupational
Health.  Joint Workshop on Environmental Risks of Respiratory Disease. September
5 - 6, 2008

"The Value of Microgrants for Community-Based Health Promotion:  Two models
for Practice and Policy"  Hartwig KA, Bobbitt-Cooke M, Zaharek MM, Nappi S,
Wykoff RF  Katz DL Journal of Public Health Management and  Practice 12:  90-96 January/February 2006

"Microeconomic Loans and Health Education to Families in Impoverished
Communities: Implications for the HIV Pandemic"  Sherer RD, Bronson JD, Teter
CJ, Wykoff RFJournal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
2004 Oct-Dec 3(4):110-114

Ochiai E, Blakey C, Wykoff RF  "Healthy People: Defining Mission, Goals and
Objectives" in  Principles of Public Health Practice. 2nd Edition (Eds. Scutchfield
and Keck)  Thompson/Delmar Learning, New York. (2002)

"The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Health Disparities in the United States
Wykoff RF.   Ethnicity and Disease 12:S2-13-14 (2002)

"The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and
Obesity" U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Washington, D.C.
December (2001)

"Healthy People 2010" U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Washington, D.C.  Government Printing Office, November (2000)

"Regulation of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act" United States Department of Health and Human Services.  United
States Food and Drug Administration.  Washington, D.C.  Government Printing
Office, August (1996)

"Notification of the Sex and Needle-Sharing Partners of Individuals with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Rural South Carolina:  30 Month ExperienceWykoff,
, Jones JL, Longshore ST, Hollis SL, Quiller CB, Dowda H, Gamble WB.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 18:217-222 (1991)

"Partner Acceptance of Health Department Notification of HIV Exposure, South
Carolina."  Jones, JL, Wykoff RF, Hollis SL, Longshore ST, Gamble WB, Gunn RA.
Journal of the American Medical Association  264:1284-1286 (1990)

"Human Immunodeficiency Virus:  Seroprevalence in Parturients in Rural South
Carolina."  McKay, JG, Wykoff RF, Dowda H, Marshall TA. Southern Medical
83:631-633 (1990)

"Contact Tracing to Identify Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in a Rural
Community." Wykoff, RF, Health CW Jr, Hollis SL, Leonard ST, Quiller CD, Jones
JL, Artzrouni M, Parker RL.  Journal of the American Medical Association 259:3563-
3566 (1988)

"Voluntary Self Exclusion to Reduce Transmission of AIDS by Blood Transfusion." Wykoff, RF, NA Halsey.  Journal of the American Medical Association 257:28-29

"Transfusion-Acquired Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Twelve
Neonates:  Epidemiologic, Clinical and Immunologic Features."  Saulsbury, FT,
Wykoff RF, Boyle RJ.  Pediatric Infectious Diseases 6:544-549 (1987)

"Delusions of Parasitosis:  A Review." Wykoff, RFReviews of Infectious Diseases 9:433-437 (1987)

"Eosinophilia:  Current Concepts in Diagnosis."  Wykoff, RFSouthern Medical
79:608-612 (1986).

"Thrombocytopenia as the Presenting Manifestation of Human T-lymphotropic virus
Type III Infection in Infants." Saulsbury, FT, Boyle RJ, Wykoff RF, Howard TH. 
Journal of Pediatrics 109:30-34 (1986).

"The Effectiveness of Voluntary Self-Exclusion on Blood Donation Practices of
Individuals at High Risk for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)." 
Wykoff, RF, Halsey NA.  Journal of the American Medical Association 256:1292-
1293 (1986).

Classification of HTLV-III/LAV-Related Diseases in Children. The Journal of Infectious Diseases,153(6), 1181–1182. Wykoff, R. F. Retrieved from (1986)

"Immunologic Dysfunction in Infants Infected Through Transfusion with HTLV-III.
Wykoff, RF, Pearl ER, Saulsbury FT. The New England Journal of Medicine
312:294-296 (1985).

"Children and Transfusion Related AIDS." Wykoff, RFThe Journal of the Louisiana
State Medical Association,
137: 65-68 (1985).


Mandolin, Kung Fu
Married to Janine Wykoff, five children

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