Dr. Chatfield is Associate Professor in the College of Public Health and serves as Co-coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research at Kent State University. 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. Before coming to Kent State, Dr. Chatfield held faculty positions at the University of South Alabama and The University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Chatfield's professional roles include Editor-in-Chief of the Ohio Journal of Public Health and senior editor for the online peer-reviewed journal TQR: The Qualitative Report. Additionally, 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).
- Chatfield, S.L., DeBois, K., & Evans, S. (2022). Mixed methods analysis of homicide-suicide incidents among older adults based on National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) Data. American Journal of Qualitative Research, 6(2), 115-132. https://doi.org/10-29333/ajqr/12129
- Chatfield, S.L., DeBois, K.A,. & Orlins, E. (2021). Reflections on trauma: A phenomenological qualitative secondary analysis of interviews about adolescent experiences during the May 4, 1970 Kent State Vietnam War protest student shootings. TQR: The Qualitative Report, 26(11). https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2021/5026
- Chatfield, S.L. (2020). Recommendations for secondary analysis of qualitative data. TQR: The Qualitative Report, 25(3).https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol25/iss3/17/
- DeBois, K. A., Evans, S. D., & Chatfield, S. L. (2020). 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. (2018). Considerations in qualitative research reporting: A guide for authors preparing articles for Sex Roles. Sex Roles, 79, 125-135. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-018-0930-8
- Chatfield, S.L. & Cottingham, M. (2017). Perceptions of athletes in disabled and non-disabled sports contexts: A qualitative descriptive research study. The Qualitative Report, 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 and Exercise 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