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About Russell B. Toal


Present Director of the Center for Rural Health and Research, Georgia Southern University
Present Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Health Administration, Health Finance, Health Systems, Health Law, Cancer and Society, and Health Policy, Coverage, and Access

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Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Award, Georgia Academy of Family Practice
  • Honorary Membership, Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (the only non-physician to be so recognized)
  • Appreciation Award, Georgia Rural Health Association
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Department of Health Administration, UNC School of Public Health
  • Administrator’s Citation, U.S. Health Care Financing Administration
  • Honorary Lifetime Membership Award, Georgia Public Health Association
  • Partnership Award, American Cancer Society, Southeast Division
  • Leadership Award, the Georgia Hospital Association
  • Friend of Children Award, Georgia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Award for Excellence in Public Service, Georgia Psychological Association
  • Appreciation Award, Georgia Nursing Home Association
  • Extra Mile Award, Georgia Association for Children with Learning Disabilities
  • Outstanding Service Award, Georgia Perinatal Association
  • Special Appreciation Award, Georgia Primary Care Association
  • Vital Service Award, Retarded Citizens of Atlanta Association
  • Honorable J. Roy Rowland Society and Medicine Award, Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Leadership Award, Georgia Dental Association
  • Special Recognition Award, North Carolina Primary Care Association
  • Traineeship Award, U.S. Public Health Service
  • Member, Delta Omega National Public Health Honor Society

Contact Information

PO Box 8015
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: 912-478-2291


Publications (4)

Grants (1)