Term of Award

Spring 2023

Degree Name

Doctor of Public Health in Public Health Leadership (Dr.P.H.)

Document Type and Release Option

Dissertation (restricted to Georgia Southern)

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Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.


Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health

Committee Chair

William Mase

Committee Member 1

Gemma Skuraton

Committee Member 2

Amber Culpepper


This research examines the knowledge, perceptions, policies, and practices related to mental health support and services for students at Georgia Southern University. The Healthy Minds Survey is used to assess student knowledge and perceptions of mental health and the university's services, in addition to a data report on full-time online students' mental health and service utilization. The Policy Circle Framework allows for developing a policy analysis to evaluate the policies impacting student mental health. The results of this project provide valuable insights into areas where the university can improve its support and services for student mental health and well-being and offer recommendations for future research.

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