Dr. Denise Bates

Associate Professor | Program Coordinator

Dr. Denise Bates
615-898-2893
Room 129, Murphy Center (MC)
MTSU Box 96, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Texas Womans University, TX (2003)
  • M.S., Texas Womans University, TX (1996)
  • B.S., LSU Health Science Center -Shreveport, LA (1989)

Areas of Expertise

Global migration of refugees and immigrants
Use of community-based participatory approaches, community engaged scholarship, and service learning  to study the ability of refugees and immigrants to integrate successfully into the post-migration community

Experience with external funding agencies
Tennessee Board Of Regents
Office of Minority Health
National Science Foundation
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
State of Texas

Biography

Dr. Bates is an Associate Professor in Community and Public Health where she collaborates with colleagues on domestic and international public health research through Community Based Participatory Research methods. Dr. Bates has worked with refugees for over 18 years in various capacities. Her work over the last several years has been with refugees and immigrants, studying integration to post migratory culture and the related and resulting health risks experienced by these groups of people. D...

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Dr. Bates is an Associate Professor in Community and Public Health where she collaborates with colleagues on domestic and international public health research through Community Based Participatory Research methods. Dr. Bates has worked with refugees for over 18 years in various capacities. Her work over the last several years has been with refugees and immigrants, studying integration to post migratory culture and the related and resulting health risks experienced by these groups of people. Dr. Bates recognizes and is eternally grateful for the invaluable contributions of each of her colleagues and community members with whom she works.

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