Areas of Focus

  • Public and Population
  • Health Informatics

Dr. Blackburn's research primarily involves leveraging large administrative data sets to evaluate public health policy and outcomes at the state, local, and national level. He is a frequent collaborator with state and local public health agencies, and has applied methodologically innovative approaches to evaluate important public health topics including dental health services and outcomes, long-term care policy and outcomes,


Health Services Administration, Health Services Administration
PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Epidemiology, 2011
MPH, University of Kentucky, Epidemiology, 2007
BS, University of Kentucky, Biology, 2005