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Billy Oglesby

  • Assistant Professor
  • Kent State University
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(updated 12/29/13) Dr. Oglesby is a member of the founding faculty at the Kent State University College of Public Health. Dr. Oglesby came to Kent State in 2009 from the University of South Carolina where he served in several research and administrative roles in the School of Public Health and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Health Sciences. His research and practice expertise includes sexuality and reproductive health, economic evaluation of health interventions, and community health policy. New areas of interest include lifestyle medicine and the integration of public health and health care. Dr. Oglesby has worked on a career total of more than $26M in externally-funded projects, including more than $7M as principal or co-principal investigator. Current funded projects include conducting ACA-compliant community health needs assessments and developing implementation plans for three large hospital systems in Northeast Ohio and developing a graduate professional education program in interprofessional lifestyle medicine with the KSU colleges of public health, nursing, and podiatric medicine and the NEOMED College of Pharmacy. Current academic projects include coordinating the Culminating Experience Comprehensive Exam and Practicum for all Master of Public Health (MPH) students in the college and teaching graduate courses in health care systems, cost-benefit analysis, and policy analysis. Dr. Oglesby is a reviewer for several leading journals in public health and medicine, including serving as Executive Editor of the Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health. He is a former policy consultant to the National Academies of Practice and is currently a member of the Lifestyle Medicine Standards Committee for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. In 2010, he was named Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Recent publications

  • Readmission rates in not-for-profit vs. proprietary hospitals before and after the hospital readmission reduction program implementation

    • Birmingham L
    • Oglesby W
  • Perceptions of Harm and Reasons for Misuse of Prescription Opioid Drugs and Reasons for Not Seeking Treatment for Physical or Emotional Pain Among a Sample of College Students

    • Kenne D
    • Hamilton K
    • Birmingham L
    • et al.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Kent State University



University of South Carolina at Columbia


University of South Carolina at Columbia


University of South Carolina at Columbia

Co-authors (27)

  • Lauren Birmingham
  • Lauren Birmingham