Kaston Anderson-Carpenter vita

Assistant Professor

PhD, Behavioral Psychology, University of Kansas, 2014
MA, Public Health (MPH; Hon.), University of Kansas School of Medicine, 2012
MA, Experimental Psychology & Applied Behavior Analysis, McNeese State University, 2010
BS, Psychology, McNeese State University, 2007

Research Statement

The conditions in which we live, grow, work, and play have a profound effect on our health and well-being. For example, determinants such as socioeconomic status, the built environment, and community connectedness have important implications on short- and long-term behavioral health outcomes.

The Advancing Community Empowerment and Social Justice (ACES) Laboratory, which I direct, is committed to promoting equity in underserved populations through theoretically-grounded research and empirically-driven action. In ACES, we fulfill our mission through two core efforts: 

  1. Understanding how social determinants contribute to inequity in underserved communities.
  2. Investigating the community processes that facilitate positive social and environmental change.

 Translating research into practice is fundamental to our work. To that end, we collaborate with community partners at the local, state, and national levels.

 Students interested in working in ACES are highly encouraged to contact Dr. Anderson-Carpenter.

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Selected Publications

  • Anderson-Carpenter, K. D., Fletcher, J. B., & Reback, C. J.
    Associations between Methamphetamine Use, Housing Status, and Incarceration Rates among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women
    2017, Journal of Drug Issues, 47:383-395
  • Anderson-Carpenter, K. D., Watson-Thompson, J., Chaney, L., & Jones, M.
    Reducing Binge Drinking in Adolescents through Implementation of the Strategic Prevention Framework
    2016, American Journal of Community Psychology, 57:36-46
  • Anderson-Carpenter, K. D., Watson-Thompson, J., Jones, M., & Chaney, L.
    Using Communities of Practice to Support Implementation of Evidence-Based Prevention Strategies
    2014, Journal of Community Practice, 22:176-188
  • Colvin, J. D., Bettenhausen, J. L., Anderson-Carpenter, K. D., Collie-Akers, V., Plencner, L., Krager, M., . . . Chung, P. J.
    Multiple Behavior Change Strategy Intervention to Improve Detection of Unmet Social Needs and Resulting Resource Referrals
    2016, Academic Pediatrics, 16:168-174
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