Internal Advisory Board

The Center for Research on Violence Against Women’s Internal Advisory Board (IAB) consists of an interdisciplinary group of colleagues from across UK’s campus. The IAB members bridge alliances with diverse academic units, provide access to a wealth of additional research expertise, and afford enhanced opportunities for innovative, interdisciplinary collaborations which will be instrumental in helping the Center accomplish its research mission.


Dr. Srimati Basu

College of Arts and Sciences- Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Srimati Basu is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Anthropology, and a member of the Committee on Social Theory and the Asia Center Affiliates. She has an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Ohio State University in Cultural Studies/ Anthropology/ Women's Studies, and her teaching, research and community work interests include Legal Anthropology, Women in Development, Feminist Jurisprudence, South Asia, Feminist Theory and Methodology, Work, Property and Violence Against Women.


Dr. Christia Brown

College of Arts and Sciences- Department of Psychology

Dr. Brown is a Professor oin the Psychology Department. Her research examines how children’s and adoleschents’ academic, psychological, and social lives are shaped by the social groups to which they belong.

Link to CV: Christia Brown CV


Dr. Kathryn Cardarelli

College of Public Health- Department of Health, Behavior & Society

Dr. Cardarelli is the Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs in the Department of Student Affairs, as well as an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior & Society in the College of Public Health.

Link to CV: Kathryn Cardarelli CV


Mary Davis, Esq.

College of Law

Mary J. Davis has been on the UK Law faculty since 1991. She joined the faculty after six years of a products liability litigation defense practice for the law firms of Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and McGuire, Woods, Battle, & Boothe in Richmond, Virginia. Her experience, which involved management of nationwide litigation, has informed her scholarship in the field of products liability.

Link to CV: Mary Davis CV


Dr. Jonathan Golding

College of Arts & Sciences- Department of Psychology

Dr. Golding is a Psychology professor whose research interests include psychology and law, as well as memory. With regard to psychology and law his research focuses on investigating the impact of witness memory in the courtroom. With regard to memory, his research is centered on understanding the effect of instructions to forget on memory.

Link to CV: Jonathan Golding CV


Dr. Jennifer Hatcher

College of Nursing

Dr. Hatcher is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursuing and the Director of Diversity and Inclusivity in the Markey Cancer Center. Her reseach focuses on health disparities, cancer prevention and control, and vulnerable populations. 


Dr. Jay Miller

College of Social Work

Dr. Jay Miller is the Associate Dean for Research, Associate Professor, and Director of the Self-Care Lab in the College of Social Work. He is dedicated to a host of social issues and community outreach, a passion which he brings to his work as an educator and scholar. His research and academic interests focus on child welfare and youth involvement in juvenile systems and participatory research related to organizational wellness and self-care, areas in which he has published a number of research papers and conducted national and international presentations.


Dr. Glen Mays

College of Public Health- Department of Health Management and Policy

Dr. Mays serves as the Scutchfield Endowed Professor of Health Services and Systems Research at the College of Public Health in the Department of Health Management and Policy. Dr. Mays’ research centers on delivery and financing systems for health care and public health services, with a special focus on estimating the health and economic effects of these efforts. 

Link to CV: Glen Mays CV


Dr. Ed Morris

College of Arts & Sciences- Department of Sociology

Dr. Morris’ interests include the intersections of race, class, and gender; sociology of education; and qualitative methods. His research appears in journals such as Symbolic Interaction, Youth & Society, Sociology of Education, Gender & Society, and American Sociological Review. He has published two books: An Unexpected Minority: White Kids in an Urban School (Rutgers University Press 2006), and Learning the Hard Way: Masculinity, Place, and the Gender Gap in Education (Rutgers University Press 2012). He is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of the Race, Gender, and Class section of the American Sociological Association.

Link to CV: Ed Morris CV


Dr. Carrie Oser

College of Arts & Sciences- Department of Sociology

Dr. Oser is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Kentucky, and is the Co-Director of the Health, Society, & Population (HSP) Program. Her research interests include health services, health disparities, HIV risk behaviors/interventions, corrections, social networks, implementation science, and substance abuse among rural, minority, and/or criminal justice populations.

Link to CV: Carrie Oser CV


Melynda Price, Esq.

College of Law

Melynda Price is the Robert E. Harding, Jr. Associate Professor of Law and the Director of the African American and Africana Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. Her specialties include Race and the Law, Gender and the Law, Citizenship, and Capital Punishment.


Dr. Ginny Sprang

College of Medicine- Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Sprang is a Professor of Social Work in the Department of Psychiatry. Her scholarship focuses on Clinical, forensic, and empirical aspects of traumatic stress and the efficacy and effectiveness of treatments to address the biopsychosocial impact of violence against children.


Dr. Arnold Stromberg

College of Arts & Sciences- Department of Statistics

Dr. Stromberg is Professor as well as the Chair of the Department of Statistics in the College of Arts & Sciences. His research interests are statistical bioinformatics, computational statistics, and nonlinear models. 

Link to CV: Arnold Stromberg CV