Office of Rural & Community Health
The F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health serves remote rural communities with the help of a multidisciplinary group of professionals.
Dr. Billy U. Philips
Executive Vice President & Director
Dr. Billy U. Philips, Jr. is the Executive Vice President for Rural and Community
Health. Dr. Philips holds an M.P.H. and a Ph.D. in Human Ecology (Epidemiology) from
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center . He is recognized nationally for
his expertise in cancer control education.
Director of Staff Relations
Assistant Staff Relations
Director of Finance
Research, Reporting, and Data Management (R2DM)
R2DM is the Institute clearinghouse for research administration and performs collection, analysis and management of data and information needed for grant proposal preparation and other special projects. Other academic and community-based activities performed by R2DM include geomapping and analysis, community health needs assessments and information dissemination.
Editor in Chief, Rural Health Quarterly
TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES THROUGH OUTREACH, RECRUITMENT AND EDUCATION (T-CORE)
T-CORE was created two years ago to more accurately describe the programs that have evolved within the West Texas AHEC division of the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health. In addition to West Texas AHEC, programs under T-CORE include Community Health Worker Development-Bridge to Excellence, Scrubs Club, Double T Health Service Corp and the Youth Empowerment Training Initiative (YETI).
Director of T-CORE
Health Career Promotions Coordinator
Senior Community Health Worker
TCORE Project Manager
INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY (InHT)
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Telemedicine Program continues to bridge access barriers in the 108‐county service area of West Texas. The TTUHSC Telemedicine Program provides patient services including rural health clinic‐based specialty care, school‐based clinic primary care, correctional telemedicine, and mental health services, including a school‐based triage and referral project and an HIV+ clinic for uninsured and underserved patients.
Director of InHT
Program Manager, TexLa (Telehealth Resource Center)
Program Manager Frontiers in Telemedicine
InHIT Project Manager
EMS Telemedicine Program Manager