Human Services Professor recipient of the UC Mid-Career Research Scientist Award

Dr. Keith King, Professor and Program Director of the Health Promotion and Education Program, is the proud recipient of the Mid-Career Research Scientist Award. This award is given to faculty in recognition for their health-related research accomplishments to this point in their careers.

Dr. King’s research emphases include child and adolescent health promotion, suicide, violence and substance abuse prevention, mental health promotion, sexual health, survey development, and program evaluation.  Currently, he serves as Director of the Center for Prevention Science and is the Primary Investigator of the Maternal Opiate Medical Support Project Evaluation, a statewide project which assists mothers in recovering from opiate addiction.  

He also serves as the Cincinnati Regional Epidemiologist for the Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network, assessing substance abuse trends throughout the state.  Previously, he served as the Project Director for the Ohio Family-Based Prevention Project, which provided prevention education to youth, parents and Head Start employees. He is presently conducting multiple projects for the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services and Ohio Department of Education. 

He has published more than 160 professional articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented more than 300 professional papers at international, national, and regional health conferences. Dr. King was presented with the Mid-Career Research Scientist Award during the opening ceremony of UC's Research Week on April 17, 2017.