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Deric R. Kenne, Ph.D, MS, BA

Assistant Professor - Health Policy & Management

PhD, Public Administration, The University of Akron, 2010; MS, Psychology, Mississippi State University, 1998.

Deric R. Kenne, PhD has over 15 years of experience as a researcher and practitioner in the field of substance abuse in both academic and nonprofit settings.  He has helped secure over $7.6 million in state and federally-funded research and service grants and has authored or co-authored numerous articles on the topic of substance abuse. His teaching experience includes graduate and undergraduate courses in general psychology, program evaluation, behavioral statistics, drug abuse and policymaking. He has interests in adult and adolescent substance abuse prevention and treatment, community-based interventions, integrated care, policy and evaluation. His current research activities include studies examining the impact of prenatal opiate exposure on neurodevelopment in young children, barriers to treatment and health services access among opiate-using pregnant women, substance use and risk behavior among adolescents and college students, integrated care, and electronic cigarette use, awareness, and perception of harm.  

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Hruska, B., Bernier, J., Kenner, F., Kenne, D.R., Boros, A.P., Richardson, C.J., & Delahanty, D.L. (2014).  Examining the relationships between posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, positive smoking outcome expectancies, and cigarette smoking in people with substance use disorders: A multiple mediator model. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 273-281.

Alemagno, S.A., & Kenne, D.R. (2011). Personal Computer, Mobile Phone and Internet Technologies to Increase HIV Testing and Prevention. In R.S. Diaz (Ed.). HIV Testing. InTech.

Kenne, D.R., Boros, A.P., and Fischbein, R.L. (2010). Characteristics of Opiate Users Leaving Detoxification Treatment against Medical Advice. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 29, 283-294.

Daniulaityte, R, Carlson, RG, and Kenne, D. (2006). Initiation to Pharmaceutical Opioids and Patterns of Misuse: Preliminary Qualitative Findings Obtained by the Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network.  Journal of Drug Issues, 36(4), 787-808.

Daniulaityte, R., Siegal, H.A., Carlson, R.G., Kenne, D.R., Starr, S., & DeCamp, B. (2004). Qualitative epidemiologic methods can improve local prevention programming among adolescents. Journal of Alcohol & Drug Education, 48(2), 73-83.

Siegal, H.A., Carlson, R.G., Kenne, D.R., & Swora, M.G. (2003). Probable Relationship Between Opioid Abuse and Heroin Use. American Family Physician, 67(5), 942-945.

Siegal, H. A., Carlson, R. G., Kenne, D. R., Starr, S., & Stephens, R. C. (2000). The Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network: Constructing and operating a statewide epidemiologic intelligence system. American Journal of Public Health, 90(12), 1835-1837.

Wells-Parker, E. N., Kenne, D. R., & Williams, M. (2000). Self-efficacy and motivation for controlling drinking and drinking/driving: An investigation of change across a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) intervention program and of recidivism prediction. Addictive Behaviors, 25(2), 229-238.

Wells-Parker, E. N., Williams, M., & Kenne, D. R. (1998). Stages of change and self-efficacy for controlling drinking and driving: A psychometric analysis. Addictive Behaviors, 23(3), 351-363.

Research Areas
  • Substance Abuse & Treatment
  • Integrated Health Care Systems
  • Health Services Research
  • Program Evaluation
Deric R. Kenne, Ph.D, MS, BA
College of Public Health

Wednesday & Thursday 1pm - 3:30pm (or by appointment)

Phone: 330-672-7105
Fax: 330-672-6505