Health services administration faculty member receives doctorate in public health

Xavier University graduate program in health services administration | May 3, 2007

Xavier University’s graduate program in health services administration is proud to announce that one of our faculty members, Dr. Edmond Hooker, recently received his doctorate in public health from the University of Kentucky. He was honored with induction into Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society) and Delta Omega (Honor Society in Public Health).

Dr. Hooker graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School with a doctor of medicine degree in 1985, and he practiced emergency medicine for 17 years. Dr. Hooker is extensively published in the medical literature. Some of Dr. Hooker’s publications within the past two years include “Ambulance Transports from a State Prison: A Unique Service Staffed with Felony Prisoners”, “Percutaneous Transtracheal Ventilation: Resuscitation Bags Do Not Provide Adequate Ventilation”, and “Reasons Prehospital Personnel Do Not Administer Aspirin to All Patients Complaining of Chest Pain”.

Dr. Hooker has been with Xavier since 2005. He teaches courses in clinical processes and epidemiology and is very active in emergency medicine and public health research. Dr. Hooker is also an editor for Emedicine, an online clinical knowledge base and serves on multiple non-profit foundation boards.