Department: Health, Behavior & Society
Title: Assistant Professor
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (859) 218-1914
Location: Bowman Hall 335
Dr. Christina R. Studts is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame; her masters in social work from the University of Kentucky; and her doctorate in social work and masters of science in public health from the University of Louisville. She has obtained additional intensive methodological training through NIH-sponsored institutes in the design and conduct of randomized clinical trials for behavioral interventions and in the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions in health. Dr. Studts is also a licensed clinical social worker with extensive practice experience in community mental health, primary care, and school settings.
Her clinical experience and research training converge on a specific translational research focus: implementation of evidence-based health promotion interventions with underserved populations, particularly in rural Appalachia. Within this context, she has a strong interest in increasing access to interventions targeting disruptive behavior disorders in preschool-aged children. She is currently PI of a study funded by NIMH focused on implementation of an evidence-based parenting program in rural Appalachian communities.
Dr. Studts serves in leadership roles for several national organizations (co-chair of the Research and Evaluation Committee, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association; chair of the Behavioral Medicine in Clinical and Medical Settings track, Society of Behavioral Medicine), and she has served as an ad hoc member of a NIH Special Emphasis Panel reviewing National Research Service Award fellowship applications since summer 2015.
In the Department of Health, Behavior & Society, Dr. Studts teaches CPH 643, Measuring Health Behavior: Individuals and Communities, and CPH 672, Evidence-based Public Health Planning and Practice. She was honored with the College of Public Health Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Performance Award in 2016.