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Tufts Public Health

Karen Kadela Collins

Instructor
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Public Health

Karen Collins

Karen Kadela Collins

Instructor
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Public Health

Campus: Boston

Biography

Karen Kadela Collins is a Social Psychologist, with specialization across several disciplines, including psychology and law, behavioral health, public health and epidemiology. These diversified experiences developed her skills related to quantitative/qualitative research methodology; program development, implementation and evaluation; grant writing and management; behavioral health interventions; community-based education, engagement and outreach; child and adolescent health; and cancer health disparities. Previous work experience includes Research Faculty at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health and Washington University School of Medicine, as the Manager of the Health Behavior, Communication and Outreach Core. Dr. Collins is currently employed as an online Instructor for the MPH Program at the George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Education

  • Ph.D., Social Psychology

Research synopsis

Child and adolescent mental health, cancer disparities, quality of life, sexual harassment and stigma

Publications

Wiener RL, Hackney A, Kadela KR, Rauch Seib H, Warren L, Hurt LE. The fit and implementation of sexual harassment law to workplace evaluations. Journal of Applied Psychology. 2002; 87(4), 747-764.

Wiener RL, Winter R, Rogers M, Seib H., Rauch S, Kadela KR, Hackney A, Warren L. Evaluating published research in psychology and law: A gatekeeper analysis of Law and Human Behavior. In J.R.P. Ogloff (Ed.), Taking Psychology and Law into the Twenty-First Century. 2003; New York: Kluwer/Plenum Publishers.

Seiter R, Kadela KR. Prisoner re-entry: What works, what doesn’t, and what’s promising. Crime and Delinquency. 2003; 49(3), 360-388.

Collins KK. Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson: Rethinking the harms of sexual harassment. PsychCritiques. 2004; 49.

Epstein J, Collins KK, Pancella T. The Doubles: A case study on developing a technology based substance abuse education curriculum. Evaluation Review. 2004; 28(6), 539-563.

Wiener R. L, Rogers M, Winter R, Hurt LE, Hackney A, Kadela K, Seib H, Rauch S, Warren L, Morasco B. Guided jury discretion in capital murder cases: The role of declarative and procedural knowledge. Psychology, Public Policy and Law. 2004; 10(4), 516-576.

Epstein J, Collins KK, Thomson NR, Pancella T, Pauley D. The Doubles: Evaluation of a substance abuse education curriculum for elementary school students. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. 2007; 16(4), 1-22.

Epstein J, Collins KK, Bailey-Burch B, Walker-Thoth D. Pancella T. Space Scouts: A collaboration between university researchers and African-American churches. Journal of Ethnicity and Substance Abuse. 2007; 6(1):31-43).

Epstein J, Thomson NR, Collins KK, Pancella T. A longitudinal comparison of two versions of an interactive multimedia substance abuse education program. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. 2009; 18(3): 302-321.

Collins KK, Liu Y, Schootman M, Aft R, Yan Y, Dean G, Eilers M, Jeffe DB. Effects of breast cancer surgery and surgical side effects on body image over time. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2011; 126(1): 167-176.

Collins KK, Perez M, Schootman M, Aft R, Jeffe DB. Effects of breast cancer surgery and surgical side effects on body image over time: Rebuttal letter. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2011; 126(1): 263-264.

Collins KK, Fields RC, Baptiste, D, Liu Y, Moley J, Jeffe DB. Racial differences in survival after surgical treatment for melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2011; 18(10): 2925-2936. PMCID: PMC: 3233631

Jeffe DB, Perez M, Liu Y, Collins KK, Aft R, Schootman M. Quality of life over time in women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, early-stage invasive breast cancer, and age-matched controls. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. July 2012; 134: 379-391. PMCID: PMC3443489

Ahmad FA, Jeffe DB, Plax K, Collins KK, Schectman KB, Doerhoff DE, Garbutt J, Jaffe DM. Computerized self-interviews improve chlamydia and gonorrhea testing among youth in the emergency department. Annals of Emergency Medicine, Oct 2014; 64(4):376-384. PMCID: PMC4156563