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Mr. Bruce Behringer

Bruce Behringer, MPH
Assistant Vice President
Division of Health Science
East Tennessee State University

Bruce Behringer, MPH, is Assistant Vice President in the Division of Health Sciences at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in Johnson City, TN.  The division includes the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences and Pharmacy. At ETSU, he serves as the Executive Director of the Office of Rural and Community Health and Community Partnerships, which develops community partnerships to promote student learning in rural areas and with minority communities. He has also promoted research and service in subjects of Appalachian health disparities.

Mr. Behringer's recent publications have focused on health disparities issues in the Appalachian region. He is responsible for several national grants that have helped to identify and describe dimensions of health disparities issues in several diseases including cancer, substance abuse and diabetes.

Prior to moving to ETSU in 1992, Mr. Behringer was with the Virginia Primary Care Association and helped many underserved Virginia communities to expand health services.  He has also served as administrator of a rural community health center in Eastern North Carolina. He now serves on six state, regional and national boards for veterans' health, rural physician recruitment, health information exchange, public health and cancer control.

Mr. Behringer is a graduate of Penn State University and the University of North Carolina's School of Public Health.