Jim Bellamy

Jim Bellamy, Ph.D., MPH, CNMT

Interim Undergraduate Program Director


Jim Bellamy is the Interim Undergraduate Program Director at the School of Public Health. Dr. Bellamy was an Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Community and Environmental Health at Old Dominion University.  He has served as the Program Director for the BSHS Health Services Administration and BS in Public Health programs for four years at ODU.  Prior to working at Old Dominion University, he served as the Chair of the Department of Imaging and Radiation Sciences and Program Director for the first masters-level physician extender program specializing in nuclear medicine in the nation at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  Dr. Bellamy has conducted research in public health emergency preparedness and public health emergency preparedness training;  Dr. Bellamy has given numerous presentations in both areas.  He has also given numerous presentations related to the Medical Reserve Corps at the local and state levels; in addition to an invited presentation in Canada.  Dr. Bellamy taught several courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; ranging from Nuclear Physics to Health Care Systems in America.  Dr. Bellamy has also provided the statistical work for several clinical studies

Selected publications

Davis, M., Mays, G., Bellamy, J., Bevc, C., Marti, C. 2013. Improving Public Health Preparedness Capacity Measurement:  Development of the Local Health Department Preparedness Capacity Assessment Survey.  Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, Vol. 7, No. 6.


Bellamy J, Mays G, and Wayne J: “The Uptake of Emergency Preparedness Training at the Local Level:  The TRAIN Experience” – The Results.  Keeneland Conference, Lexington, KY, 2014. 

Bellamy J, Mays G, Davis M, Wayne W, Marti C, and Wood B: “The Development of a Local Public Health Preparedness Survey:  Results of the Pilot Study” (Roundtable discussion). North Carolina Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Wilmington, NC, 2010.

Bellamy J and Mueller, A: “Factors Influencing Local Health Departments’ Participation in Health Disparities Reduction Activities” Poster.  Academy Health Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2010.


  • Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society (AUPHA), 2018
  • Eta Sigma Gamma Honor Society (National Health Education), 2018
  • Nominated for Researcher of the Year, College of Health Professions, UAMS, 2011.
  • Graduate School Achievement Award, 2009-2010.
  • Faculty Gold Key Award, 1998
  • Greater Gift Award (awarded for best patient care), 1998


  • Ph.D. in Health Systems and Services Research, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2013)
  • MPH Health Policy and Management, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • B.S. Nuclear Medicine Technology