Dr. Jefferis is one of the founding faculty of the College of Public Health. Currently, he is an Associate Professor, the Graduate Program Coordinator, and the Vice-Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He originally came to Kent State University in 2002 as a research fellow at the Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence, and he previously taught in the Justice Studies Department. Prior to coming to Kent State, Dr. Jefferis was social scientist for the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
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PhD,Criminology & Policing, University of Cincinnati, 2004, MA, Criminal Justice, Radford University, 1993, BA, Administration of Justice Department, Pennsylvania State University, 1990
Tossone, K., Jefferis, E., Grey, S, Bilge-Johnson, S., Bhatta, M., & Seifert, P. (2014). Poly-Traumatization and Harmful Behaviors in a Sample of Emergency Department Psychiatric Intake Response Center Youth. Child Abuse & Neglect, 84(11). 731-738.
Tossone, K., Jefferis, E., Bhatta, M., Bilge-Johnson, S., & Seifert, P. (2014). Risk Factors for Rehospitalization and Inpatient Care among Pediatric Psychiatric Intake Response Center Patients, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 8(27).
Bhatta MP, Jefferis E, Kavadas A, Alemagno SA, Shaffer-King P (2014). Suicidal Behaviors among Adolescents in Juvenile Detention: Role of Adverse Life Experiences. PLoS ONE 9(2): e89408. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089408
Bhatta, MP., Shakya, S., & Jefferis, E. (2014). Association of being bullied in school with suicide ideation and planning among rural middle school adolescents. Journal of School Health, 84: 731-738, DOI: 10.1111/josh.12205