Department: Health Behavior
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. 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: health promotion interventions with underserved populations, particularly in rural Appalachia. Within this context, she has a strong interest in the early identification and prevention of disruptive behavior disorders in preschool-aged children. She is currently supported as a KL2 Scholar through the University of Kentucky’s NIH-funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science. In the Department of Health Behavior, Dr. Studts teaches CPH 643 (Measuring Health Behaviors).