Public Health

Kimberly A. Williams, DNS, RN

My research focus is on non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) assessment and NSSI behaviors across cultures. I am in the process of developing two instruments for the assessment of non-suicidal self-injury and is currently a co-investigator for a non-funded research study of non-suicidal self-injury experiences in the Korean young adult population. My professional experiences include clinical adult health nurse practitioner service, family psychiatric nurse practitioner education, and instrument development.

Lynette Phillips, PhD, MSPH

Dr. Phillips is a cancer and genetic epidemiologist who specializes in breast and cervical cancer research. She has worked on large cancer studies including the Carolina Breast Cancer Study and the Colon Neoplasia Sibling Study evaluating reproductive and genetic risk factors for breast cancer. Since joining the Kent State University College of Public Health in August 2010, Dr.

Brian Castellani, Ph.D.

Current Positions:

  • Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Kent State University
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Head, Complexity and Health Group, Robert S. Morrison Health and Science Building, Kent State University at Ashtabula
  • Advisory Board Member, Center for the Study of Complex Systems, Kalamazoo College

Recent Fellowships and Visiting Professorships:

Brian Castellani

Teaching Interests:

  • Methods and Methodology, specifically statistics, mixed-methods, computational modeling, case-based modeling, artificial neural networks, network analysis, data visualization, and data science
  • Complexity Science/Theory
  • Human Complexity
  • Medical Sociology
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology of Mental Health
  • Globalization and health

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