Samuel Pettyjohn, DrPH, MPH
Assistant Professor
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Pettyjohn is a DrPH graduate from ETSU. His research interests and experience focus harm reduction, state and national opioid use disorder policy, and opioid use disorder co-morbidities including homelessness, HIV, HVC, stigma, and poly-substance use. He provides expertise in dynamic system modeling, community-based participatory research, and health literacy. Pettyjohn received his Master of Public Health (MPH) in health policy from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO. During his doctoral training, he worked on a team that received an RDC Major funding award from ETSU to develop a dynamic system model of opioid overdose among people in active recovery.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: The ETSU HealthBridge is a community of interprofessional faculty and students who affirm the inherent worth of unhoused people experiencing homelessness by meeting them where they are, and by providing care with compassion, trust, and excellence whose vision is to bridge barriers so that health care reaches everyone in our community, especially those who are unsheltered. This group was intentionally formed as an interprofessional collective recognizing the twin needs for a team-based approach to caring for this population and for strong community partnerships, leveraging their…