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Faculty Profile

Joshua Barnett, Ph.D.

Joshua Barnette

Adjunct Professor Health Services Administration

  • Teaching Area

    Healthcare Administration

  • Education

    Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; M.H.S., Master of Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD; M.A., Master of Arts, Thanatology, Hood College, Frederick, MD; B.S., Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; ICCDP-Diplomate, Internationally Certified in co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders with diplomate distinction

  • Campus Location

    4800 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, Florida 34211


Dr. Joshua Barnett has served as county health administrator to two counties in Florida (Manatee and Pinellas), managing safety-net health services provided to low-income and uninsured adults in Florida for the past seven years and CEO of a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Clearwater, FL overseeing site-based operations, mobile medical services, street medicine, and the federal requirements of leading a multi-site patient-centered medical home (PCMH). Prior to this, he was a clinical and policy consultant to the State of Delaware’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the United States Department of Justice. With over 14 years of cumulative experience in state, county, and non-profit public health administration, his administrative work is primarily focused on the administration of public-sector health services; strategies for population-based service planning, assessment, and policy; the integration of primary and behavioral health services; opioid overdose epidemiology; and, health system evaluation. His areas of research include health services research, health policy, and community engagement methods for collaborative health systems.

He is also an adjunct instructor of Mental Health Law and Policy at the University of South Florida and has served on boards throughout the Mid-Atlantic area and Florida’s Suncoast Region focusing primarily on public awareness related to health care policy, improving mental health and substance use disorder screenings and grief awareness. Dr. Barnett serves as Project Director for a variety of federally-funded grant programs including the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Bureau of Justice Assistance (USDOJ/BJA), and others.