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Gail R Bellamy Ph.D.

Gail R Bellamy Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Florida Blue Center for Rural Health Research and Policy

gail.bellamy@med.fsu.edu
(850) 644-3454
Main Campus

Job Description

Works within the Division of Health Affairs to provide a rural perspective for the research and programmatic efforts of the various centers. As Center director, promotes and develops funded rural programmatic collaborations within the college of medicine in support of healthy rural communities. As faculty within the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health she participates on the rural health team working to develop and improve the Department’s rural health educational efforts.

Biosketch

Dr. Bellamy received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. She recently joined the FSU College of Medicine, serving as Director for the Center for Rural Health Research and Policy in the Division of Health Affairs, and as Professor in Family Medicine and Rural Health. Over her professional career she has worked in the public and private sectors as well as in academic research settings. Prior to coming to FSU COM Dr. Bellamy was Associate Director for the West Virginia University Institute for Health Policy Research and Director for Community Research within the Institute 2002-2007. She is a past President of the National Rural Health Association and currently chairs the Medical Care Section of the American Public Health Association.

Education

B.A., Psychology, UCLA

M.A., Psychology, Pepperdine University

Ph.D., Public Health, The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health

Service

Editorial Board, Journal of Rural Health (Member)
Chair, Medical Care Section, American Public Health Association (Chair)
Government Affairs Committee, National Rural Health Association (Member)
Board Member, United Way of Central West Virginia 2002-2007
Member, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, Advisory Board, 2002-current.
Member, Institutional Scientific Review Board, Charleston Area Medical Center
and WVU Charleston Division, 2003-Present.
Member, Advisory Board, Leadership Seminar Series, American Medical Students
Association, 2003-5.
Co-Editor, Journal of Rural Health Supplemental Issue on RWJF Southern Rural
Access Project 2003.
Chair, Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program, Federal Office of Rural
Health Policy, Health Resources Services Administration, March 2000, July 2001, July 2003
Chair, Rural AED Grant Program, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health
Resources Services Administration, August 2003.
Invited participant, Rural Public Health Research Agenda Setting Conference.
Sponsored by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services
Administration, USDHHS, Pittsburgh, Pennsylania. September 2003.
Board Member, Women’s Health Care Center, Charleston, West Virginia 2003-2007.
Invited participant, Milbank Invitational on Telehealth, July 2000
Invited participant, Rural Research Agenda Setting Conference, August 2000
Member, Brazos Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Board of Directors, 2000-2001.
Member, East Texas Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Advisory Board, 2000-2001.

Honors/Awards

USPHS Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
2001 NRHA President's Award
2005 United Way of Central West Virginia Helping Hands Award

Memberships

National Rural Health Association
American Public Health Association

Research Focus

Assuring access to quality health care for rural and underserved populations: Needs assessment, program development and implementation, evaluation, and policy research.

Publications

Ruddick, P, Hannah, K, Schade, CP, Bellamy, G, Brehm, J, and Lomely D. Using RCA to Reduce Falls in Rural Health Care Facilities. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches (in publication).

Schade, CS, Ruddick, P, Lomely, D, and Bellamy G. Voluntary Adverse Event Reporting in Rural Hospitals. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches (in publication).

Hannah KL, Schade C, Lomely D, Ruddick P, Bellamy G. “Hospital Administrative Staff vs. Nursing Staff Responses to the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.” Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches (in publication).

Liu J and Bellamy G. Bypass of Local Primary Care in Rural Counties: Effect of Patient and Community Characteristics. Annals of Family Medicine. (Accepted for publication 9/28/2007).

Liu, J, Bellamy G, McCormick MK. (2007) “Patient Bypass Behavior and Critical Access Hospitals.” Journal of Rural Health 23(1): 17-24.

Bellamy G, Stone K, Richardson S and Goldsteen R. (2003). “Getting from Here to There: Evaluating West Virginia’s Rural Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Programs.” Journal of Rural Health. 19(Supplement):

Snider, L and Bellamy, G. (2002). “Commentary: Unique Advocacy Opportunities for Rural Public Health Agencies.” Journal of Rural Health 18(3):388-391.

Gamm, L, Hutchison, L, Bellamy, G, and Dabney, BJ (2002). “Special Communication:
Rural Healthy People 2010 — Rural Health Priorities and Models for Practice.” Journal
of Rural Health. 18(1):9-14.

Bellamy, G. (January/February 2001). “Connecting the Dots: Policy, Partnerships and
Public Health.” Proceedings from “Bridging Rural Women’s Health into the New Millenium.”
Women’s Health Issues, Volume 11(1):30-34.

Lambden, M.P., Bellamy, G., Ogburn-Russell, L., Kasberg-Preece, C., Moore, S., Pepin, T.,
Croop, J., and Culbert, G. (September/October 1997). “Sense of Well-Being Pre-
and Post-Hysterectomy”. JOGNN. Volume 26(5):540-548.

Gail R. Bellamy. (Summer 1996) “Risks and Rewards: Rural Managed Care.” The National
AHEC Bulletin. Volume XIII, Number 2.

Bellamy GR. (Fourth Quarter 1995) “Opinion Forum: Can Managed Care Work in
Rural America.” Texas Journal of Rural Health. Volume 15.

Bellamy GR and Boyd-Mattison S. (Third Quarter 1995) “Taking the Pulse
of Older Women: “Whole-Person Wellness” in Rural Texas”. Texas Journal of Rural Health.
Volume 14:p 1-9.