Samuel D. Towne, PhD, MPH, CPH

Samuel D. Towne, PhD, MPH, CPH

Research Assistant Professor

Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences
212 Adriance Lab Rd.
College Station, TX   77843

Phone: 979-862-3277

Education and Training

Instructor/Doctoral Candidate in Health Services Policy and Management, University of South Carolina

Alumnus, University of North Florida

Postdoctoral Fellow and Co-Investigator on projects funded through the CDC and the National Council on Aging

Research Interests

  • Healthy Aging
    • Falls Prevention
    • Health Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations
    • Geographic Distributions of Health Related Measures
  • Medicare-Funded Home Health Care
  • Rural/Urban Health Issues


Dr. Towne is the recipient of Norman J. Arnold Fellowship from the Arnold School of Public Health (2010); 2012 Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award; 2012 Aging and Public Health Section, American Public Health Association: Rural and Environment Research Award; and the 2012 Medical Care, American Public Health Association: Student Paper Presentation Award. In addition, he has consistently secured the Dean’s Student Travel Award (Arnold School of Public Health) and the University of South Carolina Graduate School Student Travel Grant, among other academic scholarships and awards.

He is also a member of several organizations (American Public Health Association, Academy Health, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, National Rural Health Association, Eta Sigma Gamma National Honors Society, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, and Golden Key International Honour Society). He has also served as a scientific abstract reviewer (APHA), second reviewer for Master’s Program (MHA) Residency, Implementation Science Retreat Planning Committee contributor, and scientific manuscript reviewer for the Rural and Environmental Award (APHA).