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Dr. Whitney Hamilton - DrPH

Whitney Hamilton

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Services

Phone: 4784712048

  • Macon - PSC - 354
    Phone: 478-471-2048
Office Hours: By appointment.
Biography: Whitney N. Hamilton is an assistant professor of Healthcare Services Administration at Middle Georgia State University. Her research primarily investigates the role of policy on maternal and child health, specifically seeking to further the development of comprehensive policies that will aid in the improvement of healthcare quality and access for vulnerable populations. Her previous research also includes a National Institute of Health funded project, which sought to identify modifiable risk factors during the transition from home to care that influence the long-term effects following an Acute Coronary Syndrome event.
Courses: Health Communications (HLSA 3380)
Design and Management (HLSA 4470)
Ambulatory Care (HLSA 4425)
Rural Healthcare Services (HLSA 4400)
Public Administration (HLSA 3340)
Health Promotion and Education (HLSA 3900)
Research Methods (HLSA 3000)
Case Management (HLSA 4463)
Applied Learning Internship (HLSA 4450)
Health Services Administration Capstone (HLSA 4452)
Education: DrPH, Public Health Leadership
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
Dissertation: Effects of Breastfeeding State Laws on Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration in the United States

MPH, Public Health
Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Ga
Capstone: Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Underserved Populations: Challenges and Lessons for the Public Health Researcher

BA, Evolutionary Anthropology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Professional Experience: Middle Georgia State University
Assistant Professor, School of Business, Department of Health Services Administration

University of New England
Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing and Population Health, Public Health Graduate Program

TRACE CORE, NIH funded project
Research Coordinator
Organizations: Association of Healthcare Executive Students Organization (AHES), Faculty Coordinator
Awards and Honors: 2019 Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Research Award, Georgia Southern University

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
Publications: Hamilton, W. N., Masud, N., Kouambo, C., & Tarasenko, Y. N. (2023). Perinatal Smoking and E-cigarette Use and Their Relationship with Breastfeeding: PRAMS 2015-2020. Breastfeeding medicine : the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, 18(11), 855–863. https://doi.org/10.1089/bfm.2023.0152

Howell, D., Hamilton, W., Jordan, M. (2022). The Fundamentals of Healthcare Administration. Navigating Challenges and Coordinating Care. University of North Georgia.

Introduction to the United States Healthcare System. (2022). Affordable Learning Solutions & California Alliance for Open Education. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12680/nk322m064 

Howell, D., Hamilton, W., Jordan, M. (2022). Improving Student Success in Higher Education Using an Interactive and Adaptive Approach. Journal of Health Administration Education.

Hamilton, W., Howell, D., Jordan, M., et al. (2021). Integrating Transparency in Teaching and Learning. IGI Global Publishing.

Hamilton, W. Tarasenko, Y. (2019). Breastfeeding Practices in Georgia: Rural-Urban Comparison and Trend Analyses Based on 2004-2013 PRAMS Data. Journal of Rural Health.

Oral and Poster Presentations
Abdinur, S., Hamilton, W. (2023). Healthy Babies, Health Mothers: Reversing Health Inequities During Childbirth. State of Black Health Conference, Puerto Rico. September 5-8, 2023.

Hamilton, W. Mercer University Department of Public Health Pinning Ceremony Keynote Speaker. April 4, 2023.

Hamilton, W., Tarasenko, Y. (2020). Effects of Breastfeeding State Laws. Public Health Student Faculty Dyad. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA (speaker).

Hamilton, W., Tarasenko, Y. (2019). Breastfeeding Practices in Georgia: Rural-Urban Comparison and Trend Analyses Based on 2004-2013 PRAMS Data. Georgia Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA (poster presentation).

Hamilton, W. (2019). The Dissertation Quandary: Demystifying the Dissertation Process, Challenges, and Lessons Learned. Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Environmental Health Seminar, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA (speaker).

Hamilton, W. (2018). Breastfeeding Initiation in Georgia: Rural-Urban Comparison and Trend Analyses Based on 2004-2013 PRAMS Data. Georgia Southern University Research Symposium, Statesboro, GA (oral presentation).

Hamilton, W., Reagan, J. (2017) Lactation Legislation and Its Implications in the United States: Systematic Literature Review. Academy Health Association, New Orleans, LA (poster presentation).

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