College of Public Health students graduating

Ty Borders PhD

Department: Health Management and Policy

Title: Professor and Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Endowed Chair in Rural Health Policy

Email Address:

Phone: (859) 218-2041

Location: CPH 101B

CV: Borders-Ty-CV.pdf

Ty Borders, Ph.D., is the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Endowed Chair in Rural Health Policy and a Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.  He also serves as Co-Director of the Institute for Rural Health Policy.  Dr. Borders earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Health Administration and M.S. in Epidemiology from the University of Iowa and B.A. in Psychology (with Honors) from the University of Kansas.  His research focuses on rural/urban, racial, and ethnic variations in health-related quality of life, consumer reports of care, and health care access.  Over the past 12 years, most of his work has investigated rural substance use and treatment access through funding as P.I. from the NIAAA and NIDA.  Dr. Borders also serves as Editor of The Journal of Rural Health, the official scholarly publication of the 22,000-member National Rural Health Association and only journal devoted to rural health in the U.S.  In 2015, he was appointed to the National Advisory Council on Rural Health and Human Services, which advises the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.  Dr. Borders’ honors include being elected as a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, receiving the Excellence in Writing Award from the UK Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies, and being appointed as an Honorary Colonel of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.