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Amy Wotring, PhD, MPH, CHES

Assistant Professor of Practice


Amy J. Wotring, PhD, MPH, CHES, is an assistant professor of practice in public health.  She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health from the University of Toledo; her Masters of Public Health Degree from the Northwest Ohio Consortium of Public Health; her Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Gerontological Practice; and her Doctoral Degree in Health Education from the University of Toledo.

Prior to joining the University of Tennessee, Dr. Wotring was an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana for three years and a doctoral student at the University of Toledo. She has taught 26 different courses over her career and earned a Quality Matters online teaching certificate. Her research interests are focused on health promotion in the community, especially in older adults.

Dr. Wotring currently lives in Peoria, Arizona, with her husband Spencer and their son Miles. For fun, she enjoys working out, traveling, playing card games, and watching movies. 



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Education
University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
Cognate: Gerontology

Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Gerontological Practice
University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

Master in Public Health (MPH): Health Promotion and Education
Northwest Ohio Consortium of Public Health

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Public Health
University of Toledo


Nesser, W., Yi, G., Wotring, A, J., Hutchins, M. Snyder, S. (2023). A partial picture, without a frame: Measuring quality of life in Cystic Fibrosis caregivers. American Journal of Health Education. DOI:

Warner, M, Wotring, A, J., Nesser, W., Hutchins, M. (2022). The faculty role in mentoring students through the research process. Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching, 6(Special Issue 15), 553-556.

Wotring, A. J., Jordan, T.R., Saltzman, B, S., Glassman, T.J., Holloway, J. N., & Khubchandani, J. N. (2022). Why do young adults in the United States have such low rates of organ donation registration? Challenges. DOI:

Wotring, A. J., Hutchins, M. D., Johnson, M. K., Ferng-Kuo, S.-F., Strawser, C., Pfrank, H., Warner, M., & Behrendt, L. S. (2021). COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake among College Students at a Midwest University. Journal of Community Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10900-021-01051-7

Jordan, T.R., Wotring, A. J., McAfee, C.A., Polavarapu, M., Cegelka, D., Wagner-Greene, V., & Hamdan, Z. (2021). The COVID-19 pandemic has changed dying and grief: Will there be a surge of complicated grief? Death Studies. DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2021.1929571

Wotring, A. J., & Hutchins, M. D. (2021). The impact of COVID-19 on mental health and substance misuse among Hoosiers: Suggestions for a public health intervention. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education. (Volume 65, Issue 1).


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