Kele Ding

Dr. Kele Ding

Health Sciences
Associate Professor
Campus:
Kent
Contact Information
Phone:
330-672-0688
Fax:
330-672-3063

Biography

Dr. Kele Ding is an Associate Professor in the Health Education and Promotion program at Kent State University. His research interest is in drug addiction and mental health. He teaches advanced program evaluation, application of behavior theory, research methods, drug use and misuse, and many other courses, and has mentored over 20 doctoral students. Dr. Ding has been working with the homeless veteran program of Family and Community Service at Portage County, in developing an intervention program using Creative Art Therapy for mental health recovery.

Education

B.S. in Western Medicine, Wenzhou Medical University, China, M. S. in Health Education, Western Illinois University, Ph.D in Health Behavior, Indiana University at Bloomington

Expertise

Drug abuse, Risk Behavior, Measurement, data analysis, Health and Medicine, Medical Intervention Methods, Disease Prevention, Health related behavior patterns (in measurement and application), Peer pressure in drug initiation, community program evaluation, psychological recovery

Research Methods

Survey

Affiliations

American Public Health Association

Awards/Achievements

  • Faculty Excellence Award-Teaching, Kent State University, 2013
  • Faculty Excellence Award-Research, Kent State University, 2013
  • Civic Engagement Award, Kent State University Undergraduate Studies, 2013
  • Faculty Excellence Award-Teaching, Kent State University, 2012
  • Faculty Excellence Award-Research, Kent State University, 2012
  • John R. Engweight Distinguished Alumni Service Award, School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Indiana University, 2011
  • Faculty Excellence Award-Teaching, Kent State University, 2010
  • Faculty Excellence Award-Research, Kent State University, 2010

Research Institutes and Initiatives

Global Understanding Research Initiative, Healthy Communities Research Initiative