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About William A. Mase

Biography, Disciplines and Teaching Interests
Dr. Mase is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Mase earned his doctorate in public health from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.  He also earned master’s degrees in public health from the Ohio State University College of Public Health and a Master of Arts in Sociology from West Virginia University Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Mase brings over 25 years of experience as both an academic and practice-based public health professional.  Prior to joining the faculty of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Mase served as Director of Public Health at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (2008 – 2014) and Associate Director of Public Health at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University (2004-2008).  In his first four years on faculty at Georgia Southern University, Dr. Mase brought $935,000 in extramural grant funding to the institution (2014-2018).  Funded initiatives included rural hospital stabilization, local public health department accreditation, disease intervention specialist competency & knowledge assessment, community health planning, and healthcare workforce development.  Total grant funding over his 25-year career equals $5,225,000 and he has been funded to lead grant initiates by federal agencies including the Food and Drug Administration, Health Services Research Administration, the United States Department of Health & Human Services, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Proctor & Gamble Corporation Charitable Giving, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the Georgia Department of Community Health and the Healthcare Georgia Foundation.  Dr. Mase’s primary line of research is public health systems and healthcare services.  He teaches health policy, regulation, and ethics at the masters and doctoral student level. 

Disciplines: Health Policy and Management
Teaching Interests: Public health policy and ethics, evidence-based public health, health policy, regulation, and ethics

Positions

2014 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Graduate Studies, Jack N. Averitt College of
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2014 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Public Health, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2019 - 2024 FLEX Financial and Operational Improvement Grant
Georgia Department of Community Health, Georgia State Office of Rural Health
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Bettye Apenteng
$802,500
2019 - 2024 FLEX Financial and Operational Improvement Grant
Georgia Department of Community Health, Georgia State Office of Rural Health
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Linda Kimsey and Sam Opoku
$250,000
2020 - 2021 Examining the Role of State-MCO Contractual Mandates/Incentives and a Social Services Referral Program in Addressing Social Disparities of Health
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Role: Investigator
Colleague(s): Charles Owens and Sam Opoku
$248,000
2019 - 2020 PHAB: Community Engagement (Public Health Accreditation Board Commission Paper: Public Health Departments and Community Engagement)
Public Health Accreditation Board
Role: Co-Investigator
$20,000
2018 - 2019 FLEX Financial and Operational Improvement Grant
Georgia Department of Community Health, Georgia State Office of Rural Health
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Bettye Apenteng
$30,000
2016 - 2018 FLEX Financial and Operational Improvement Grant
Georgia Department of Community Health, Georgia State Office of Rural Health
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Stuart Tedders and Bettye Apenteng
$529,614
2017 Coastal Health District
Accreditation Technical Assistance
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Angie Peden
$26,030
2017 Disease Intervention Specialist Education for the Future
Public Health Accreditation Board
Role: Principal Investigator
$25,000
2016 - 2017 Rural Hospital Stabilization Pilot Evaluation Grant
Healthcare Georgia Foundation
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Bettye Apenteng
$100,000
2015 - 2016 Rural Community Health Systems Planning Grant
Georgia Department of Community Health, Georgia State Office of Rural Health
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Bettye Apenteng and Yelena Tarasenko
$200,000
2015 Healthcare Georgia Foundation Accreditation Assistance
Healthcare Georgia Foundation Accreditation
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Angie Peden
$3,730
2014 - 2015 Regional Healthcare Workforce Needs Assessment
Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center, Area Health Education Center (SOWEGA-AHEC)
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Bettye Apenteng
$49,587
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Member, Susan Ford Recovery Community Organization
2015 - Present Faculty Advisor, Public Health Student Association
2014 - Present Member, Master of Public Health Program Admissions Committee
2020 - 2023 Faculty Senator, Georgia Southern University
2020 - 2022 Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Georgia Southern University
2020 - 2022 Assessment Committee Member, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
2020 - 2021 Faculty Assembly President, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
2019 - 2021 Graduate Committee Alternate, Georgia Southern University
2019 - 2020 Senate Alternate, Georgia Southern University
2017 - 2019 Member, Faculty Service Committee
2017 Member, First Presbyterian Church, Statesboro, GA Transition Committee & Interim Pastor Search Committee
2017 Member, Georgia Public Health Association, Administrative Track Committee
2017 Member, Georgia Public Health Association, Conference Planning Committee
2015 - 2016 Member, Graduate Studies Committee
2015 - 2016 Marshal, Spring Faculty Marshal Undergraduate Commencement
2015 - 2016 Participant, Spring Honors Day Convocation
2014 - 2016 Member, Council on Education for Public Health Reaccreditation Committee
2014 - 2015 Member, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Health, Policy, and Management Strategic Planning Committee
Member, American Public Health Association
Member, Georgia Public Health Association
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Honors and Awards

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Ohio State University (2005)
  • Academic Excellence and Enhancement Scholarship Award, University of Kentucky (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Alumnus Award, West Virginia University (2009)
  • CPH Joel Lee Health Services Management Outstanding Dissertation, University of Kentucky (2009)
  • Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Wright State University (2010)
  • CPH Chapter Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, University of Kentucky (2011)
  • Commencement Speaker, West Virginia University (2011)
  • Statesboro Magazine, Feature Article (May/June 2015)
  • Statesboro Magazine, Cover Story, Small Town Perspective on Rural Healthcare (May/June 2018)
  • Beta Gamma Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health (2019)

Courses

  • Introduction to Global Health Policy (PUBH 3432)
  • Evidence-based Public Health (HSPM 7090)
  • Selected Topics in Public Health (HSPM 7090)
  • Managerial Epidemiology (PUBH 7090)
  • Public Health Policy and Ethics (HSPM 7133)
  • Integrated Capstone Experience (PUBH 7530)
  • Ethics of STI Prevention/PrEP (PUBH 7890)
  • Health Policy, Regulation and Ethics (PHLD 9331)
  • Public Health Doctoral Seminar (PUBH 9630)
  • Dissertation (PUBH 9999)

Education

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2008 Ph.D. in Health Services Management, University of Kentucky
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2005 M.P.H. in Health Services, Management and Policy, Ohio State University
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1992 M.A. in Sociology, West Virginia University
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1989 B.A. in Psychology and Sociology, Wright State University
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Contact Information

PO Box 8015
Statesboro, GA 30458
Phone: (912) 478-6984
Office: Hendricks Hall, Building 303

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Published Peer Reviewed Journals (20)

Published Book Chapters (3)

Published Conference Abstracts (1)

Oral and Poster Presentations (55)