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Dean Sutphin, PhD

Homer D. Sutphin

Dean Sutphin, PhD

Vice Provost for International and Appalachian Outreach
Virginia Campus

Knollwood 104A

dsutphin [at]
1981 The Ohio State University PhD
1975 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University MS
1972 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University BS

Awards and Honors

  • General Administration Board of the Graduate School, (USDA), Washington, DC Leadership and Service Award, 2006
  • NASULGC, Service Award, 2005
  • President’s Leadership and Service Award, 2001
  • Distinguished Lecture Award of Appreciation and Recognition for Keynote Morrison, Hobson, Thomas Memorial Lecture, Alabama A & M, University Award, 2005
  • American Distance Education Consortium, National Award of Excellence National Winner, 2001
  • Program Development Award of Merit, 1999
  • Barrier Buster for National Leadership National Winner, 1998
  • Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria, Fellow, 1999
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Conference, Paris France, Delegate, 1998
  • President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction under “General Community Service”
  • Minority Access Award: Recognized as an Institution Committed to Diversity

Current Research Projects

  • Application of low cost prosthetic devices in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and surrounding areas
  • Assessment of hygiene, water accessibility and sanitation in Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras
  • El Salvador: Exploring barriers to cervical cancer screening
  • Infectious disease assessment in the Caribbean and Central America
  • Retrospective study of amputee patient demographic assessment in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and surrounding areas
  • Risk factors for cervical cancer in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Survey of clinical encounters and demographics in Veron, Dominican Republic
  • Survey of nutrition program support and community development in Honduras
  • Third-generation DNA sequencing approaches to rapid characterization of drinking water contamination in El Salvador, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic
  • VCOM community environment assessment in community centers and an orphanage in Tegucigalpa, Honduras


Year Published Faculty Citation PMID

Wubah AA, Yankson JA, Sumpter C, Rawlins F, Sutphin D, Menier K, Garner HR. Evaluation of an ICD Logging System to Supplement an EMR in a Sub-Saharan Country. Journal of Hospital Administration, 2018;7(2).


Rawlins F, Sumpter C, Sutphin D, Garner HR, Quantifying medical student clinical experiences via an ICD Code Logging App. Int J Med Inform. 2018 Mar;111:51-57. PMID: 29425634.


Sutherland JE, Sutphin D, Redican K, Rawlins F. Telesonagraphy: foundations and future directions. J Ultrasound Med. 2011 Apr; 30(4):517-22.