Marc T. Kiviniemi, PhD, CPH
Endowed Professor | Health, Behavior & Society Chair
151 Washington Ave.
Bowman Hall 346
Lexington, KY 40536-0003
Contact: | 859.218.0241



PhD, Social Psychology
University of Minnesota


BA, Psychology
University of North Carolina, Asheville


Dr. Marc T. Kiviniemi is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health, Behavior & Society and the Development Dimensions International Endowed Professor. Dr. Kiviniemi a social/health psychologist whose work focuses on understanding how people make decisions about engaging in health-related behaviors, how individuals process and respond to information about their health, and how to communicate that information most effectively. His work on decision making, risk perception, and intervention development is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Kiviniemi is past chair of the Health Decision Making Special Interest Group for the Society for Behavioral Medicine. He serves on the editorial board of the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 



Research Interests:
  • Risk perception
  • Intervention development
  • Health decision-making