Christina R. Studts, PhD, LCSW
Assistant Professor
Department:
Location:
Bowman Hall 335
Contact: | 859.218.1914

Education

 

PhD, Social Work

University of Louisville

 

MSPH, Biostatistics

University of Louisville

 

MSW

University of Kentucky

 

BA, Psychology

University of Notre Dame

 

Dr. Christina R. Studts is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society. She 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 strengthening parenting skills and parent-child relationships. She is currently principal investigator of two NIH-funded studies focused on implementation of evidence-based parenting programs in underserved communities: a NIMH-funded R34 set in rural Appalachia, and a NIDCD-funded R01 addressing parent-child interactions in families with deaf and hard of hearing children. In 2016 Dr. Studts received the College of Public Health Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Performance Award, and in 2018 she received a Mentor Recognition Award from the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

Research Interests:
  • Implementation science
  • Community-engaged research
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Parents and children