Ruth Wetta-Hall, RN, PhD, MPH, MSN

University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
Preventive Medicine and Public Health
1010 N. Kansas
Wichita, KS
USA 67214
Email: rwettaha@kumc.edu

Disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Years Degree Institution 1978 BSN Nursing Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 1992 Master of Science in Nursing Nursing Administration, Honors, Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 1997 Master of Public Health Epidemiology and Public Health Administration University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS Postgraduate Education: Years Degree Institution 2004 PhD Community-Clinical Psychology Wichita State University, Wichita, KS August 2008 Vice-Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita May 2007 Assistant Professor, University of Kansas School of Nursing, Secondary Appointment April 2007 Director, Center for Research and Evaluation Associates in Community and Clinical Health (REACH) July 2005-2007 Associate Executive Director, University of Kansas Master in Public Health program, Wichita and Kansas City University of Kansas School of Medicine--Wichita July 2005 Assistant Professor, tenure track, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Teaching Activities 2001-present Public Health Administration, three hour graduate course, Master of Public Health Program, University of Kansas Medical School-Wichita (3 hours) Since 2002 have taught 60 students. 2008 Public Health Evaluation Methods, Master of Public Health Program, University of Kansas Medical School-Wichita (3 hours) 2008 Performance Improvement in Public Health (3 hours) Publications Berg-Copas GM, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Wetta-Hall R, Cook DJ. Perspectives of Health Care Issues in Rural Kansas Communities: An Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats". Kansas Journal of Medicine. 2009;2(3):62-71. Saville SK, Wetta-Hall R, Hawley SR, Molgaard CA, St.Romain T, Hart TA. An assessment of a pilot asthma education program for childcare providers in a high prevalence county. Respir Care. 2008 Dec;53(12):1591-6. Wetta-Hall R. Impact of a collaborative, community case management program on a low-income uninsured population in Sedgwick County, KS. Appl Nurs Res. 2007;20(4);188-194. (Impact Factor, 0.774) Wetta-Hall R, Berg-Copas G, Cusick-Jost J, Jost G. Preparing for burn disasters: predictors of improved perceptions of competency. Prehospital and Disaster Manage. 2007;22(5);448-453. Wetta-Hall R, Berg-Copas G, Ablah E, Herrmann MB, Kang, S, Orr S, Molgaard CA. Regionalization: collateral benefits of emergency preparedness activities. J Public Health Manage Pract. 2007;(13)5:469-475. Wetta-Hall R, Cusick-Jost J, Jost G, Praheswari Y, Berg-Copas GM. Preparing for burn disasters: evaluation of a continuing education training course for pre-hospital and hospital professionals in Kansas. J Burn Care Res. 2007;28(1):97-104. Wetta-Hall R, Fredrickson DD, Ablah E, Cook DJ, Molgaard CA. Knowing who your partners are: terrorism preparedness training for nurses. J Continuing Education in Nurs. 2006;37(3):106-112. Wetta-Hall R, Berg-Copas GM, Dismuke SE. Help on the line: telephone-triage use, outcomes and satisfaction within an uninsured population. Eval Health Prof. 2005;28(4):414-427. Ablah E, Molgaard CA, Fredrickson D, Wetta-Hall R, Cook DJ. Quantitative evaluation of: Can it happen in Kansas: response to terrorism and emerging infections. J Public Health Manage Pract. 2005;(Suppl):S17-S24. (Impact Factor. 0.798) Wetta-Hall R, Ablah E, Frazier, LM, Molgaard CA, Berry M, Good MJ. Factors influencing nursesí smoking cessation assessment and counseling practices. J Additions Nurs: A Journal for the Prevention and Management of Addictions. 2005;16(3):131-135. Wetta-Hall R, Ablah E, Dismuke E, Molgaard C, Fredrickson D, Berry M. Emergency department use by people on low income. Emerg Nurs. 2005;13(3):12-8. Wetta-Hall R, Berry M, Ablah E, Gillispie J M, Stepp-Cornelius LK. Community case management: a strategy to improve access to medical care in uninsured populations. Care Manage J. 2004;5(2):87-93. Ablah E, Wetta-Hall R, Burdsal CA. Assessment of a patient and provider satisfaction scales for Project Access. Quality Manage Health Care. 2004;13(4):228-242. Wetta-Hall R, Ablah E., Berry M, Oler-Manske J, Molgaard C. Strategies for community-based capacity building: planning on a shoestring budget. Health Care Manager 2004;23(4):302-9. Good MJ, Frazier LM, Wetta-Hall R, Ablah E, Molgaard C. Kansas office-based nursesí evaluation of patient tobacco cessation activities. J Community Health Nurs. 2004;21(2):77-85.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

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