Dr. Chatfield joined the College of Public Health as Assistant Professor during the fall semester of 2015. In addition to her faculty position in the College of Public Health, Dr. Chatfield serves as Co-coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research at Kent State University and is a member of the Kent State Design Innovation Team. Dr. Chatfield's research interests include exploratory and intervention research to improve physical and mental health outcomes, education in research methods, and exploration of novel and useful applications of qualitative and mixed methods designs, including secondary analyses. She authored a chapter on secondary analysis in the forthcoming Sage Publications research methods text: Analyzing and interpreting qualitative data: After the interview, edited by Charles Vanover, Paul Mihas, and Johnny Saldaña. Before coming to Kent State, Dr. Chatfield held faculty positions at the University of South Alabama and The University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Chatfield is a senior editor for the online peer-reviewed journal TQR: The Qualitative Report and, as of June of 2021, will be the editor of the Ohio Journal of Public Health. Dr. Chatfield is the designated North American contact for the international Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) interest group, and is a member of the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA).
DeBois, K. A., Evans, S. D., & Chatfield, S. L. (2019). Resident-to-resident aggression in long-term care: Analysis of structured and unstructured data from the National Violent Death Reporting System, 2003-2016. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464819863926
Sallay, V., Martos, T., Chatfield, S.L. & Dúll, A. (2019). Strategies of dyadic coping and self-regulation in the family homes of chronically ill persons: A qualitative research study using the emotional map of the home interview method. Frontiers in Psychology, 10(Art.403). doi:10.3389/psyg.2019.00403
Chatfield, S.L. & Cottingham, M. (2017). Perceptions of athletes in disabled and non-disabled sports contexts: A qualitative descriptive research study. The QualitativeReport, 22(7), 1909-1924. http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol22/iss7/11
Chatfield, S.L. & Hallam, J.S. (2016). Flipping the on switch: Men who became regularly physically active during middle age. International Journal of Sport andExercise Psychology, 14(4), 340-352. doi: 10.1080/1612197X.2015.1036097
Chatfield, S.L. (2015). Characteristics of lifelong physically active older adults. Qualitative Health Research, 25(7), 966-973. doi: 10.1177/1049732314554095
Chatfield, S.L., Cooper, R., Holden, E. & Macias, K. (2014). Enhancing the experience: A multiple case study of students’ experiences using arts-based techniques learning to conduct qualitative research. The Qualitative Report, 19(T & L2), 1-13. http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR19/chatfield2.pdf
PhD, Health and Kinesiology, University of Mississippi, 2014, Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research, Nova Southeastern University, 2014, MS, Recreation, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2008, BA, Communication, The Ohio State University, 1986