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Keith A. King

Title: Professor and Director, Center for Prevention Science
Health Promotion And Education
Email: kingkt@ucmail.uc.edu

Dr. Keith A. King is a Professor and Director of the Center for Prevention Science. His research emphases include child/adolescent health promotion, suicide, violence and substance abuse prevention, mental health promotion, school health education, sexual health, survey development, and program evaluation. He has published over 200 professional articles in peer-reviewed journals and has delivered more than 300 professional presentations at international, national, and regional conferences. His research studies have been cited in various websites and popular press publications, including Newsweek, WebMD, CBS Medscape and Counseling Today.  Dr. King thoroughly enjoys mentoring students and has coauthored greater than 100 research articles and presentations with students
 
In 2001, he received the American Association for Health Education Horizon Award as the nation’s health educator demonstrating prominence in the profession. In 2004, he received the Simon Anderson Faculty Award for his dedication toward the educational advancement of student-athletes. In 2008, he received the UC Teaching Professor of the Year Award (UC Dolly Cohen Award), the most prestigious teaching award distributed at the University of Cincinnati for his excellence in teaching. In 2009, he was inducted into the UC Academy of Fellows in Teaching and Learning and received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Toledo College of Health Science and Human Service. In 2017, he received the Mid-Career Research Scientist Award from UC for his sustained productivity in research.

He has helped to secure in excess of $3 million in grants and contracts from SAMHSA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Education, and various other health organizations.  He has recently worked with Johns Hopkins and NIOSH to secure external funding to train undergraduate students on how to conduct public health research. 
 
Dr. King is an active member of the American School Health Association, American Academy of Health Behavior, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and the Society for Public Health Education. He is the former Chair of the Research Council for the American School Health Association and has consulted for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Registry of Effective Programs, and the National Institute for Occupational Health. He also serves as the Cincinnati Regional Epidemiologist for the Ohio Substance Abuse Network of the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services. He has developed various statewide projects for the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Department of Medicaid, and various other agencies. He served as the primary investigator evaluating the efficacy of a statewide project assisting mothers who are addicted to opiates.  Currently, he is the Primary Investigator for a multi-year grant from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction which is aimed at developing a statewide suicide postvention infrastructure throughout Ohio. 
 
Dr. King worked for several years in an inpatient psychiatric facility for adolescents, assisted the Southern Health Board of County Cork, Ireland in developing teen suicide and drug prevention efforts, and has assisted numerous schools, communities, coalitions, health departments and state agencies in establishing adolescent substance abuse, violence and suicide prevention initiatives. He believes that helping children and adolescents to become positively connected to positive people and positive situations, especially their family, school and community, is critical to their overall engagement in h

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health Education, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 08-1998 ((Minor in Counseling and Human Services Education) (Minor in Counseling ), Dissertation Research: High school health teachers' and High school counselors’ perceptions of adolescent suicide).
  • Master of Science and Education (M.S.Ed.) in Public Health, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 12-1995.
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 05-1990 ((Minor in Sociology)).

Research Information

Research Support

  • King, K.A., A Model Drug Abuse Education Awareness Program, Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. 2009 to 2010.
  • (Co-PI ), Vidourek, R.A., & King, K.A., Ohio middle school students' perceptions regarding school climate , University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services . 02-2008.
  • (PI), King, K.A., Wagner, D.I., & Elgas, P., Family-Based Prevention Education Project, Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. 2008 to 2009. Status: Completed.
  • (Co-PI), King, K.A., Social, Psychological, and Behavioral Factors Associated with Adolescent Inhalant Abuse, National Institutes of Health. 2008 to 2009. Status: Pending.
  • (Co-PI), King, K.A., & Vidourek, R.A., Teachers’ knowledge, self-efficacy, and perceived needs in preventing substance abuse among high school athletes, University of Cincinnati, College of Education Student-Faculty Mentoring Research Grant,. 01-2007. Status: Completed.
  • (Evaluation Director & Project Collaborator), King, K.A., Family-Based Prevention Distance Education Project, Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. 2007 to 2008. Status: Completed.
  • (Co-PI), King, K.A., & Gurumurthy, P. , Caregivers' perceived caregiving-related stress and mental health status: A pilot study, University of Cincinnati, College of Education Student-Faculty Mentoring Research Grant. 01-2006. Status: Completed.
  • (Evaluation Director & Project Collaborator), Wagner, D.I., King, K.A., & Elgas, P., Family-Based Prevention Distance Education Project, Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. 2006 to 2007. Status: Completed.
  • King, K.A., & Graman, P., High school athletic trainers’ perceived confidence and needs in preventing eating disorders among athletes, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Student-Faculty Mentoring Research Grant. 02-2005. Status: Completed.
  • (Evaluation Director & Project Collaborator), Wagner, D.I., King, K.A., & Elgas, P., Family-Based Prevention Distance Education Project, Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. 2005 to 2006. Status: Completed.
  • (Evaluation Director & Project Collaborator), Wagner, D.I., King, K.A., & Elgas, P., Family-Based Prevention Distance Education Project, Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. 2004 to 2005. Status: Completed.
  • (Evaluator), King, K.A., Ohio Bridgebuilders Project - Building Coalitions to Reduce Youth Alcohol Use, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration . 2004 to 2006. Status: Completed.
  • (Evaluation Director & Project Collaborator), Wagner, D.I., King, K.A., & Elgas, P., Family-Based Prevention Education Project, Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. 2003 to 2004. Status: Completed.
  • (Evaluator), King, K.A., Ohio Bridgebuilders Project - Building Coalitions to Reduce Youth Alcohol Use, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2002 to 2004. Status: Completed.
  • (Co-PI), King, K.A., & Ashbrock, S. , The relationship between self-esteem and adoption of healthy behaviors in corporate employees, University of Cincinnati College of Education Student-Faculty Mentoring Research Grant. 01-25-2001. Status: Completed.
  • (Co-PI), King, K.A., & Holmes, J. , Athletic trainers’ knowledge and perceived self-efficacy regarding college athletes with eating disorders, University of Cincinnati College of Education Student-Faculty Mentoring Research Grant. 02-2000. Status: Completed.
  • (Co-PI), King, K.A., & Turner, S. , The extent of nutrition education delivered to patients by family practice physicians, University of Cincinnati College of Education Student-Faculty Mentoring Research Grant. 02-1999. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), King, K.A., High school principals’ knowledge and perceptions of adolescent suicide, University of Cincinnati Faculty Research Grant,. 1999. Status: Completed.
  • (Collaborator), Elgas, Peggy; King, Keith; Wagner, Donald, A Model Drug Abuse Education Awareness Project, Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. (99-8028-CPREV-P-08-9227), $235,663.00. 07-01-2007 to 06-30-2008. Status: Closed.
  • (Collaborator), Hedrick, Bonnie; King, Keith; Wagner, Donald, Ohio Safe and Drug Free Schools, Ohio Department of Education. (CSEE), $456,450.00. 12-01-2007 to 06-30-2009. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), King, Keith, A Model Drug Abuse Education Awareness Project, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. (CPREV-P-09-9227), $229,949.00. 07-01-2008 to 06-30-2009. Status: Active.
  • (PI), King, Keith, A Model Drug Abuse Education Awareness Project, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. (99-8028-CPREV-P-10-9227), $205,551.00. 07-01-2009 to 06-30-2010. Status: Active.
  • (PI), King, Keith, A Model Drug Abuse Education Awareness Project, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. (99-8028-CPREV-P-11-9227), $205,551.00. 07-01-2010 to 06-30-2011. Status: Active.
  • (PI), King, Keith; Vidourek, Rebecca, Public health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (sub Kennedy Krieger Inst/MN000025), $14,000.00. 09-15-2013 to 09-15-2014. Status: Active.
  • (PI), King, Keith; Nabors, Laura; Vidourek, Rebecca, Maternal Opiate Medical Supports (MOMS) Evaluation, Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center. (Ohio Colleges of Medicine Govt Resource Center/SAMSHA), $.00. 02-19-2015 to 06-30-2015. Status: Awarded.
  • (PI), King, Keith; Nabors, Laura; Vidourek, Rebecca, Maternal Opiate Medical Supports (MOMS) Evaluation, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. (Ohio Colleges of Medicne Govt Resources Center/SAMHSA-CSAP), $100,000.00. 07-01-2015 to 06-30-2016. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), King, Keith; Nabors, Laura; Vidourek, Rebecca, Maternal Opiate Medical Supports (MOMS) Evaluation, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (Ohio Colleges of Medicine Govt Resources Center/SAMHSA-CSAP), $30,000.00. 07-01-2016 to 06-30-2017. Status: Awarded.
  • (PI), King, Keith, Personal Responsibility and Education Program (PREP) Master Trainers’ Program., Ohio Department of Youth Services. (8AS3970 ODYS Contract), $33,000.00. 09-01-2017 to 06-30-2018. Status: Active.
  • (PI), King, Keith; Vidourek, Rebecca, Statewide Postvention Infrastructure and Evaluation Project, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (1800623 Direct), $100,000.00. 07-01-2017 to 06-30-2018. Status: Active.
  • (PI), King, Keith; Vidourek, Rebecca, Statewide Postvention Infrastructure and Evaluation Project, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (1900484), $100,000.00. 12-01-2018 to 11-30-2019. Status: Awarded.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Traylor, A.R., Price, J.H., Telljohann, S.K., King, K.A., & Thompson, A. (2010). Clinical psychologists’ firearm risk management practices and perceptions. Journal of Community Health, 35(1), 60-67..
  • King, K.A., & Vidourek, R.A. (2010). In search of respect: A qualitative study exploring youth perceptions. International Journal of School Disaffection, 7(1), 9-17. .
  • King, K.A., & Vidourek, R.A. (2010). Attitudinal and social correlates to recent alcohol use among youth. American Journal of Health Studies, 25(1), 19-30..
  • King, K.A., Dowdall, M.P., & Wagner, D.I. (2010). Coaches’ attitudes and involvement in alcohol prevention among male high school athletes. Journal of Community Health, 35(1), 68-75..
  • Rojas-Guyler, L., Price, K., Young, K. & King, K.A. (2010). Knowledge and perceptions of reproductive health among Latinas. The Health Educator, 42(1), 27-34..
  • Murnan, J., King, K.A., Barlag, K., & Wagner, D.I. (2010). Elementary school teachers’ promotion of physical activity during recess. Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy.
  • King, K.A., & Vidourek, R.A. (2010). Recent alcohol use and episodic heavy drinking among Hispanic youth. American Journal of Health Education.
  • King, K.A., & Vidourek, R.A. (2010). Psychosocial factors associated with recent alcohol use among Hispanic youth. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Vidourek, R.A., & King, K.A. (2009). Older adult crash prevention: Strategies that work. . Washington State Journal of Public Health Practice, 2(1), 23-33..
  • Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., & Wagner, D.I. (2009). Effectiveness of the “Don’t Laugh at Me” bullying prevention program among middle school students. Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy, 4(48), 3-9..
  • Vidourek, R.A., Bernard, A.L., & King, K.A. (2009). Promoting parent connectedness to increase healthy sexual decision-making among African-American youth. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 4(3/4), 225-247..
  • King, K.A., Vidourek, R.A., & Schweibert, M. (2009). Disordered eating and job stress among Ohio nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 17, 861-869.
  • Zullig, K.J., Ward, R.M., King, K.A., Patton, J.M., & Murray, K.A. (2009). (In Press). Asset replacement theory: A proper action for colleges and universities to consider. American Journal of Health Promotion.
  • Zullig, K.J., Ward, R.M., King, K.A., Patton, J.M., & Murray, K.A. (2009). Testing the feasibility of developmental asset measures on college students to guide health promotion efforts. Assessment, 16 (1), 31-42.
  • King, K. A., Vidourek, R.A., & Strader, J.L. (2008). University students’ ability to identify suicidal warning signs and help suicidal friends find campus intervention resources. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 38 (5), 608-617.
  • King, K.A., Vidourek, R.A., Love, J., Wegley, S., & Alles-White, M. (2008). Teaching adolescents safe driving and passenger behaviors: Effectiveness of the You Hold the Key Teen Driving Countermeasure. Journal of Safety Research, 39, 19-24.
  • King, K.A., Tergerson, J.L., & Wilson, B.R. (2008). Effect of social support on adolescents’ perceptions of and engagement in physical activity. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 5 (3), 374-384.
  • Rojas-Guyler, L, & King, K.A. (2008). Health-seeking behaviors among Latinas: Practices and reported difficulties in obtaining health services. American Journal of Health Education, 39 (1), 25-33.
  • Vidourek, R.A. & King, K.A. (2008). Effectiveness of nutrition programs among low income women. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 6 (1), 57-72.
  • Wagner, D.I., Ickes, M.J., & King, K.A. (2008). Social-Emotional learning of young children: A distance based professional development model. International Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy, 43, 45-49.
  • King, K.A., Vidourek, R.A., & Strader, J.L. (2008). University students’ ability to identify suicidal warning signs and help suicidal friends find campus intervention resources.. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 38 (5), 608-617.
  • King, K.A., Vidourek, R.A., Love, J., Wegley, S., & Alles-White, M. (2008). Teaching adolescents safe driving and passenger behaviors: Effectiveness of the You Hold the Key Teen Driving Countermeasure. . Journal of Safety Research, 39, 19-24.
  • King, K.A., Tergerson, J.L., & Wilson, B.R. (2008). Effect of social support on adolescents’ perceptions of and engagement in physical activity.. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 5 (3), 374-384.
  • Rojas-Guyler, L., & King, K.A. (2008). Health-seeking behaviors among Latinas: Practices and reported difficulties in obtaining health services.. American Journal of Health Education, 39 (1), 25-33.
  • Vidourek, R.A., & King, K.A. (2008). Effectiveness of nutrition programs among low income women.. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 6 (1), 57-72.
  • Wagner, D.I., Ickes, M.J., & King, K.A. (2008). Social-Emotional learning of young children: A distance based professional development model.. Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy, 43, 45-49.
  • King, K.A., Mohl, K., Bernard, A.L., & Vidourek, R.A. (2007). Does involvement in healthy eating among university students differ based on exercise status and reasons for exercise?. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 5 (3), 106-119.
  • Rojas-Guyler, L, & King, K.A. (2007). Sexuality education among latinas: Experiences, preferences, attitudes and risk behavior. American Journal of Sex Education, 2 (4), 25-41.
  • King, K.A., & Vidourek, R.A. (2007). University students' involvement in body piercing and adherence to safe piercing practices: Do males and females differ?. American Journal of Health Education, 38 (6), 284-293.
  • Rojas-Guyler, L., Sparks, J., & King, K.A. (2007). School principals' perceptions of students walking and biking to school. California Journal of Health Promotion, 5 (3), 51-61.
  • King, K.A., Kramer, L., Bernard, A., & Vidourek, R.A. (2007). Foster parents' involvement in authoritative parenting and interest in future parenting training. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 16 (5), 606-614.
  • Lindeman, H., King, K.A., & Wilson, R.A. (2007). Effect of exercise on reported physical sexual satisfaction of university students. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 5 (4), 40-51.
  • Miller, E., King, K.A., Miller, R., & Kleindorfer, D. (2007). FAST stroke prevention educational program for middle school students: Pilot study results. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 39 (4), 236-243.
  • Cedergren, A., King, K.A., Wagner, D.I., & Wegley, S (2007). Perceived social health benefits among participants in a countywide senior chair volleyball program. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, 31 (4), 23-36.
  • Schaefer, S.A., King, K.A., & Bernard, A.L. (2007). Is there a relationship between life satisfaction and the five health dimensions?. American Journal of Health Studies, 22(3), 139-147.
  • King, K.A. (2006). Practical strategies for preventing adolescent suicide. The Prevention Researcher, 13(3), 8-10.
  • Whitson, E.J., Cordova, M., Demchak, T., Stemmans, C., & King, K.A. (2006). Certified athletic trainers' knowledge and perception of professional preparation involving eating disorders among athletes. Journal of Allied Health, 35, 18-29.
  • King,K.A., Laake, R.A., & Bernard, A.L. (2006). Do the depictions of sexual attire and sexual behavior in music videos differ based on video network and character gender?. American Journal of Health Education, 37 (3), 146-153.
  • Miller, E., King,K.A., & Miller, R. (2005). Fast stroke educational program for middle school students: a pilot study. Stroke, 35, 340-341.
  • King,K.A., Vidourek, R.A., & Wagner, D.I. (2004). Effect of drug use and parent-child time spent together on adolescent involvement in alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Adolescent and Family Health, 3 (4), 171-176.
  • Vaughn, J.L, King, K.A., & Cottrell, R.R. (2004). College athletic trainers' confidence in helping female athletes with eating disorders. Journal of Athletic Training, 39(1), 71-76.
  • Rojas Guyler, L., King, K.A., & Cottrell, R.R. (2004). A national survey of faculty hiring standards in health education. American Journal of Health Education, 35(5), 272-279.
  • Kinnison, A., Cottrell, R.R., & King, K.A. (2004). Proper hand washing techniques in public restrooms: differences in gender, race, signage, and time of day. American Journal of Health Education, 35 (2), 86-89.
  • King, K.A., & Vaughn, J.L. (2004). Influence of paper color and a monetary incentive on response rate. Psychological Reports, 95, 432-434.
  • King, K.A., Wagner, D.I., & Hedrick, B. (2003). Parents' reported needs in preventing their children from engaging in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. American Editions - Drugs, Society, and Behavior, 182-188.
  • King, K.A., Vidourek, R.A., Creighton, S., & Vogel, S. (2003). Smokers' willingness to protect children from secondhand smoke: results from a secondhand smoke media campaign. American Journal of Health Education, 27(5), 554-563.
  • King,K.A., & Snyder, S. (2003). University students' perceived effectiveness of high school health education. American Journal of Health Education, 34(4), 122-130.
  • Tergerson, J.L., & King, K.A. (2002). Do perceived cues, benefits, and barriers to physical activity differ between male and female adolescents?. Journal of School Health, 72(9), 388-394.
  • King, K.A., Wagner, D.I., & Hedrick, B. (2002). Parents' reported needs in preventing their children from using alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. American Journal of Health Education, 33(2), 67-73.
  • Kandakai, T.L., & King, K.A. (2002). Pre-service teachers' perceived confidence in teaching school violence programs. American Journal of Health Behavior, 26(5), 342-353.
  • King, K.A., Vidourek, R.A., Davis, B., & McClellan, W. (2002). Increasing self-esteem and school connectedness through a multi-dimensional mentoring program. Journal of School Health, 72(7), 294-299.
  • Kandakai, T.L., & King, K.A. (2002). Pre-service teachers' beliefs regarding school violence prevention. American Journal of Health Education, 33(6), 350-356.
  • King, K.A., Wagner, D.I., & Hedrick, B. (2001). Safe and drug free school coordinators' perceived needs in preventing drug use and violence among youth. Journal of School Health, 71(6), 236-241.
  • King, K.A., Pealer, L.N., & Bernard, A.L. (2001). Increasing response rates to mail questionnaires: a review of inducement strategies. American Journal of Health Education, 32(1), 4-15.
  • King, K.A. (2001). Developing a comprehensive school suicide prevention program. Journal of School Health, 71(4), 132-137.
  • Adams,T., Cottrell, R.R., & King, K.A. (2001). Contraceptive behaviors unaffected by welfare reform: a pilot study. American Journal of Health Education, 32(6), 343-346, 355.
  • Bellian, D., King, K.A., Wahl, J., & Price, J.H. (2001). Psychiatrists’ knowledge and attitudes about costs of commonly prescribed treatments in psychiatry. Journal of Community Health, 26(1), 11-22.
  • King, K.A. (2000). School administrators can prevent student suicide. School Administrator, 57(5), 44.
  • Hare, S.W., Price, J.H., Flynn, M.G., & King, K.A. (2000). Attitudes and perceptions of fitness professionals regarding obesity. Journal of Community Health, 25(1), 5-21.
  • King, K.A. (2000). High school suicide postvention: recommendations for an effective program. American Journal of Health Studies, 15(4), 217-222.
  • King, K.A., Price, J.H., Telljohann, S.K., & Wahl, J. (2000). Preventing adolescent suicide: do high school counselors know the risk factors?. Professional School Counseling, 3(4), 255-263.
  • King, K.A., & Smith, J. (2000). Project Soar: a training program to increase school counselors' knowledge and confidence regarding suicide prevention and intervention. Journal of School Health, 70 (10), 402-407.
  • King, K.A., Price, J.H., Telljohann, S.K., & Wahl, J. (1999). High school health teachers’ knowledge of adolescent suicide. . American Journal of Health Studies, 15(3), 156-163.
  • Groves, B.W., Price, J.H., Maynard, C.J., Olsson, R.H., & King, K.A. (1999). Professional preparation perceptions of certified therapeutic recreation specialists. Expanding Horizons in Therapeutic Recreation, XVIII.
  • Jordan, T.R., Price, J.H., King, K.A., Masyk, T., & Bedell, A.W. (1999). The validity of male patients’ self-reports regarding prostate cancer screening. Preventive Medicine, 28(3), 297-303.
  • Kandakai, T., & King, K.A. (1999). Perceived self-efficacy in performing lifesaving skills: An assessment of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies course. Journal of Health Education, 30(4), 235-241.
  • King, K.A., Tribble, J.L., & Price, J.H. (1999). School counselors’ perceptions of nonconsensual sexual activity among high school students. Professional School Counseling, 2(4), 286-290.
  • Price, J.H., Telljohann, S.K., & King, K.A. (1999). School nurses’ perceptions of and experience with school health research. Journal of School Health, 69(2), 58-62.
  • King, K.A., Bradley, C.B., Daniels, K.L., Islam, R., & Price, J.H. (1999). The depiction of exercise on prime television. Journal of Health Education, 30(3), 137-141.
  • King, K.A. (1999). Fifteen prevalent myths concerning adolescent suicide. Journal of School Health, 69(4), 159-161.
  • King, K.A., Price, J.H., Telljohann, S.K., & Wahl, J. (1999). High school health teachers' perceived self-efficacy in identifying students at risk for suicide. Journal of School Health, 30(3), 202-207.
  • King, K.A., Price, J.H., Telljohann, S.K., & Wahl, J. (1999). How confident do high school counselors feel in recognizing students at risk for suicide?. American Journal of Health Behavior, 23(6), 457-467.
  • Hare, S., Price, J.H., Flynn, M.G., & King, K.A. (1998). Increasing return rates of a mail survey to exercise professionals using a modest monetary incentive. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 86, 217-218.
  • King, K.A. (1998). Healthy smiles: A multidisciplinary baby bottle tooth decay prevention program. Journal of Health Education, 29, 4-7.
  • King, K.A. (1998). Should school uniforms be mandated in elementary schools? A controversial issue revisited. Journal of School Health, 68(1), 32-37.
  • Groves, B.W., Price, J.H., Olsson, R.H., & King, K.A. (1997). Response rates to anonymous versus confidential surveys. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 85, 665-666.
  • King, K.A. (1997). Self-concept and self-esteem: A clarification of terms. Journal of School Health, 67(2), 68-70.
  • Price, J.H., King, K.A., & Tribble, J.L. (1997). Promoting a research orientation in health education doctoral students. Health Educator, 27(4), 21-27.
  • King, K.A. (2011). University Students' confidence and importance in helping friends involved in disordered eating. . American Journal of Health Studies, 26(1), 106-113..
  • King, K.A. (2011). Preliminary effectiveness of 'Surviving the Teens Suicide and Depression Awareness Program' on adolescents' suicidality and self-efficacy in performing help-seeking behaviors. . Journal of School Health, 81, 581-590..
  • King, K.A. (2011). Enhancing part-child communication about drug use: Strategies for professionals working with parents and guardians.. Prevention Research, 18(2), 12-15. .
  • King, K.A. (2011). Building positive social connections and developmental assets in children: A family-based prevention approach. . Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy, 14 (53), 3-6. .
  • King, K.A. (2011). Teachers' strategies to positively connect students to school. . American Journal of Health Education, 42(2), 116-126..
  • King, K.A. (2011). Effect of respondent code location on survey response rates. . Psychological Reports. .

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Braverman, P., King, K., & Biro, F. (03-29-2009). Program evaluation of the Fun & Fit school-based intervention for adolescents addressing nutrition and fitness Society for Adolescent Medicine Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Miller, E., King, K.A., & Miller, R. (02-18-2009). Immediate and long-term effectiveness of the FAST stroke educational prevention program American Stroke Association 34th International Stroke Conference, San Diego, CA..
  • Lambers, S., King, K.A., Borzotta, A., & Jones, K. (01-13-2009). You Hold the Key: An overview of a social marketing campaign and school-based countermeasure program to address teen motor vehicle occupant injuries Scientific Assembly of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Orlanda, FL.
  • King, K.A., & Vidourek, R.A. (12-04-2008). Developing resiliency in youth through school, family and community Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • King, K.A., & Vidourek, R.A. (12-04-2008). Teaching strategies to increase positive social and emotional connections among youth Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Wagner, D.I., Ickes, M., & King, K.A. (12-04-2008). Social emotional learning: A prevention approach with young children. Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • King, K.A., & Vidourek, R.A. (11-14-2008). Adolescent sexuality and school/family connections: Lessons learned from the research American School Health Association 82nd Annual School Health Conference, Tampa, FL.
  • Vidourek, R.A., & King, K.A. (11-14-2008). Predictors of school climate in a low income district American School Health Association 82nd Annual School Health Conference, Tampa, FL.
  • Gurumurthy, P., King, K.A., & Wagner, D.I. (10-27-2008). Caregivers' perceived caregiving-related stress and mental health status: A pilot study American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • King, K.A. (10-16-2008). Gathering and assessing data: An Introduction Coalition for a Drug-Free Cincinnati Coalition Academy, Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K.A. (09-09-2008). Child and adolescent suicide prevention: Protective factors and developmental challenges for youth ages 10 to 18 Tri-State Suicide Prevention Symposium, Covington, KY.
  • King, K.A., & Vidourek, R.A. (08-26-2008). Preventing underage drinking: Research on protective factors and evidence-based strategies National Prevention Network Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • King, K.A., Vidourek, R.A., & Vaughn, L. (06-28-2008). Suicide prevention for minority youth populations Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues 7th Biennial Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • King, K.A., & Schiesler, N. (05-30-2008). Coalition development and substance abuse prevention Southeast Ohio Prevention Coalition Meeting, Athens, OH.
  • King, K.A., & Vidourek, R.A. (05-15-2008). University students’ perceived benefits, barriers, and cues to STD testing Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Conference, Cleveland, OH.
  • King, K.A., & Vidourek, R.A. (05-15-2008). Psychological explanations for adolescent engagement in sexual behaviors: The power of positive connections Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Conference, Cleveland, OH.
  • King, K.A. (05-15-2008). Developing valid and reliable surveys in rural communities Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities Conference, Lancaster, SC.
  • King, K.A. (04-14-2008). The power of positive connections: Building strength and hope in rural youth the Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities Conference, Lancaster, SC.
  • King, K.A. (04-14-2008). Building & Sustaining Rural Community Coalitions: Lessons Learned Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities Conference, Lancaster, SC.
  • Walsh, C.L., & King, K.A. (04-11-2008). Survey instrument development: Teachers’ attitudes about daily physical activity American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Dallas, TX.
  • King, K.A., Wagner, D.I, & Vidourek, R.A. (04-08-2008). Power of positive connections: Building strength and hope in students American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Dallas, TX.
  • King, K.A. , Vidourek, R.A., & Wagner, D.I. (04-04-2008). Building positive social and emotional connections to prevent adolescent violence and drug use Pride World Drug Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K.A. (04-03-2008). Developing valid and reliable surveys: A beginner’s guide Pride World Drug Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K.A. (04-03-2008). Evaluating violence and drug prevention programs: The basics Pride World Drug Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A. (03-22-2008). Social and emotional learning among youth: A family-based approach Northwest Parenting and Family Education Conference, Vancouver, WA.
  • King, K.A. (03-20-2008). Adolescent risk behaviors: Building positive connections aimed at prevention Cincinnati Recreation Commission, Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K.A., Vidourek, R.A., & Meadows, E. (03-10-2008). University students' perceived benefits, barriers and cues to STD testing National STD Prevention Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • King, K.A., Vidourek, R.A., & Singh, A. (03-10-2008). Factors affecting condom use and STD communication among Asian-Indian college students: Exploring controversial issues National STD Prevention Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • King, K.A. (02-21-2008). Youth perceptions regarding respect and school climate: A report on the findings from the 2007 Educational Council focus group study of middle and high school students in Greater Columbus Greater Columbus School Violence Prevention Meeting, Columbus, OH.
  • Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A. (02-01-2008). Social and emotional development of young children: A distance-based professional development program Anchorage Association for the Education of Young Children Early Childhood Conference, Anchorage, AL.
  • King, K.A. (12-13-2007). Survey development and program evaluation: An introduction 19th Annual Ohio Prevention and Education Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • King, K.A., Schiesler, N., & Hedrick, B. (12-13-2007). Coalition development and substance abuse prevention: The research behind the Ohio Bridgebuilders Project 19th Annual Ohio Prevention and Education Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Ickes, M.J., Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A. (11-29-2007). Classroom applications of best practices in obesity prevention Ohio Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • King, K.A., Vidourek, R.A., & Wagner, D.I. (11-29-2007). The power of positive connections: How to protect youth from violence, suicide and drug use Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Wagner, D.I., King, K.A., & Ickes, M.J. (11-29-2007). A collaborative approach for developing school-community partnerships in health Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Walsh, C., & King, K.A. (11-29-2007). Establishment of a valid and reliable instrument assessing primary grade teachers’ instruction of daily physical activity Ohio Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Kinnison, A., Price, J.H., Telljohann, S.K., King, K.A., & Thompson, A. (11-05-2007). Clinical psychologists' firearm risk management practices and perceptions American Public Health Association 135th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • King, K.A. (10-13-2007). Talking of the ‘other’ health: A chat for young men about mental health Somos Unicos, Somos Latinos Educate to Elevate Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K.A. (10-12-2007). Managing conflict and increasing sustainability in community coalitions Annual Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati Academy Conference, Mason, OH.
  • King, K.A. (10-12-2007). The use and abuse of data: Best practices in survey research Annual Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati Academy Conference, Mason, OH.
  • King, K.A., Wagner, D.I., Schiesler, N., & Hedrick, B. (09-17-2007). Coalition development and substance abuse prevention: The research behind the Ohio Bridgebuilders Project National Prevention Network Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
  • King, K.A., Wagner, D.I., & Vidourek, R.A. (09-17-2007). Preventing youth substance abuse: Moving family-based prevention into practice National Prevention Network Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
  • King, K.A., Vidourek, R.A., & Wagner, D.I. (07-13-2007). Effectiveness of high school suicide prevention education on student knowledge and confidence in referring suicidal peers for help American School Health Association 81st Annual School Health Conference, Honolulu, HI.
  • King, K.A., Wagner, D.I., Hedrick, B., & Vidourek, R.A. (07-13-2007). Building school-community connections that decrease adolescent drug use American School Health Association 81st Annual School Health Conference, Honolulu, HI.
  • Murnan, J., Barlag, K., & King, K.A. (07-13-2007). Elementary teachers’ attitudes and behaviors toward promoting physical activity during recess American School Health Association 81st Annual School Health Conference, Honolulu, HI.
  • Rojas-Guyler, L., Sparks, J., & King, K.A. (07-07-2007). Walking & bicycling to school: How school principals’ perceptions relate to active commuting Joint Meeting of the National Association of Health Education Centers 19th Annual Conference & the American Association for Health Education Mid-year Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • King, K.A., & Wagner, D.I. (06-13-2007). The Ohio Bridgebuilders Project: Developing positive community connections that prevent youth alcohol and other drug use International Union for Health Promotion and Education World Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A. (06-01-2007). Building Resilient Families and Child Assets: A Distance Education Project with Head Start Parents and Staff National Building Family Strengths Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Janszen, C., King, K.A., Vidourek, R.A., & Cecil, J. (04-30-2007). Parental perceived needs of oral health services 8th Annual National Oral Health Conference, a Joint Meeting of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, Denver, CO.
  • Vidourek, R.A., & King, K.A. (04-21-2007). Impact of school connectedness on youth violence, suicide and drug use University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, and University of Louisville 2007 Joint Spring Research Conference,, Lexington, KY.
  • King, K.A. (03-20-2007). Primary violence prevention, school connectedness and school climate School Violence Issues in Ohio: Protecting our Schools Seminar, Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K.A., Mohl, K., Bernard, A.L., & Vidourek, R.A. (03-15-2007). Do healthy eating behaviors and barriers to healthy eating differ based on physical activity status American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.
  • Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., & Bernard, A.L. (03-15-2007). Effectiveness of Don't Laugh at Me Bully prevention program on decreasing bullying behaviors and increasing school connectedness American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.
  • Bacchus, P., Cottrell, R.R., & King, K.A. (03-15-2007). A pilot study comparing health locus of control and God locus of health control scores between African American and European American Christians attending mainstream Evangelical and nondenominational Charismatic churches In Southwest Ohio American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.
  • Wagner, D.I., King, K.A., & Jenkins, D.N. (03-15-2007). College females' sexual knowledge, beliefs and behaviors related to the prevention of human papilloma virus American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.
  • King, K.A. (03-02-2007). The psychology of adolescent risk-taking Ohio Aids Planning Committee Conference, Worthington, OH.
  • King, K.A., & Schiesler, N. (02-15-2007). The Ohio Bridgebuilders Project: Building relationships to prevent substance abuse CADCA National Leadership Forum XVII, Washington, DC.
  • Miller, E., King, K.A., & Miller, R. (02-04-2007). Testing the FAST stroke educational prevention program American Stroke Association 32nd International Stroke Conference.
  • Wagner, D.I., King, K.A., & Vidourek, R.A. (12-01-2006). Parents’ perceived needs for alcohol, tobacco and other drug information Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention, Columbus, OH.
  • King, K.A. (11-09-2006). Preventing suicide among adolescents and young adults: The power of positive connections Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention, Lexington, KY.
  • Molloy, B., & King, K.A. (11-03-2006). University students’ perceptions and behaviors regarding secondhand smoke, smoking bans, and spending in smoke-free establishments Society for Public Health Education 57th Annual Conference, Boston, MS.
  • Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A. (09-20-2006). Family-based prevention strategies for parents and educators working with young children 20th Annual Children’s Network Conference, Ontario, CA.
  • Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A. (08-29-2006). Family-based prevention American Association for Health Education Midyear Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Schiesler, N., & King, K.A. (08-26-2006). Using the Ohio Bridgebuilders model to reduce substance abuse among youth 7th Annual Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • King, K.A. (06-08-2006). School-Based Suicide Prevention: What School Professionals Can Do To Prevent Youth Suicide Bellaire Ohio Resource Network Affiliate Meeting, Bellaire, OH.
  • King, K.A. (05-26-2006). Adolescent suicide prevention: What school and community Professionals can do to prevent youth suicide Cleveland Ohio Resource Network Affiliate Meeting, Cleveland, OH.
  • King, K.A., Wagner, D.I., & Hedrick, B. (05-05-2006). Building and sustaining community coalitions: Lessons learned from the Ohio Bridgebuilders Project Society for Public Health Education Midyear Scientific Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Wagner, D.I., King, K.A., & Langha, Y. (04-28-2006). Oral health knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of college students American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Rojas Guyler, L., & King, K.A. (04-26-2006). Factors related to health-seeking behaviors of immigrant Latinas American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A. (03-17-2006). Family stress management skills 12th Annual Parenting and Family Education Conference, Vancouver, WA.
  • King, K.A. (01-19-2006). Developing and sustaining effective community coalitions Natrona County Prevention Conference, Casper, WY.
  • Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A. (12-02-2005). Managing ADHD in the classroom: Staff training project via distance education 2005 Velma Schmidt Annual Conference on Early Childhood Education, Denton, TX.
  • Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A. (12-01-2005). Family based prevention: Parent stress management skills Ohio Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance statewide Convention, Columbus, OH.
  • King, K.A., Schiesler, N., & Hedrick, B. (11-15-2005). The Ohio Bridgebuilders Project: Importance of increasing community readiness in coalition development 17th Annual Ohio Prevention and Education Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A. (09-21-2005). Disrupting the cycle of risk: A family based resiliency program for young children 19th Annual Children’s Network Conference, Ontario, CA.
  • King, K.A., & Canning, B. (08-30-2005). The Ohio Bridgebuilders Project: Building relationships to prevent substance abuse National Prevention Network, New York City, NY.
  • King, K.A., & Hedrick B. (08-10-2005). The Ohio Bridgebuilders Project: Building relationships to prevent substance abuse Wisconsin State Prevention Conference, Rapid Springs, WI.
  • King, K.A. & Wagner, D.I. (06-23-2005). Engaging foster parents in authoritative parenting techniques Building on Family Strengths Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Wilson, B, Kratzer, M., & King, K.A. (06-16-2005). The relationship between social physique anxiety and stage of exercise behavior change International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • King, K.A. & Wagner, D.I. (04-16-2005). Teaching parents appropriate prevention activities American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • King, K.A. (04-15-2005). Effectiveness of a media campaign on adult driving behaviors American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • King, K.A. (04-15-2005). Effectiveness of a Sex Can Wait media campaign American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • King, K.A. (04-15-2005). Educating adolescents on safe driving behaviors American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • King, K.A., & Laake, R.A. (04-15-2005). Depiction of sexuality in music videos American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A. (04-06-2005). Strengthening families: Designing effective stress management programs and skills Pride World Drug Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Miller, E., King, K.A., & Miller, R. (02-03-2005). Stroke Awareness and Novel Solutions: The FAST Program American Stroke Association 30th International Stroke Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Miller, E., King, K.A., & Miller, R. (02-02-2005). Stroke Educational Interventions for Middle School Students: Refining the FAST Program American Stroke Association 30th International Stroke Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Schiesler, N., King, K., & Canning, R. (01-10-2005). The Ohio Bridgebuilders Project: Preventing substance abuse CADCA National Leadership Forum XV, Washington, DC.
  • Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A. (12-03-2004). Family Based Prevention via a Distance Education Delivery System for Early Childhood Staff Development 2005 Velma Schmidt Annual Conference on Early Childhood Education, Denton, TX.
  • Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A., & Brum, B. (12-01-2004). What works: Preventing eating disorders in athletes and students Ohio Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance statewide Convention, Columbus, OH.
  • King, K.A. (10-29-2004). Preventing adolescent suicide through a comprehensive school suicide prevention program Kentucky Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance statewide Conference, Ft. Mitchell, KY.
  • King, K.A., Wagner, D.I., & Hedrick, B. (10-16-2004). Perceived closeness to important others and student involvement in alcohol and other drug use American School Health Association 78th Annual School Health Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • King, K.A., Brum, B., Hopkins, J., & Singler, M. (10-15-2004). Effectiveness of the Choosing the Best Path sexual abstinence curriculum on students’ sexual knowledge, attitudes, and behavioral intentions American School Health Association 78th Annual School Health Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Miller, E.T., King, K.A., Miller, R., & Kleindorfer, D. (08-18-2004). FAST stroke educational program for middle school students: Results of a pilot study National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Conference on Heart Disease and Stroke, Atlanta, GA.
  • King, K.A. & Wagner, D.I. (05-06-2004). Youth suicide prevention: A family-based approach Building on Family Strengths Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Wagner, D.I. & King, K.A. (05-06-2004). The role of social service staff in the delivery of a Pre-K alcohol and drug prevention distance education program Building on Family Strengths Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Sinclair Hopkins, J., & King, K.A. (05-05-2004). Northern Kentucky adolescents’ attitudes toward remaining sexually abstinent until marriage: The effectiveness of the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department sexual abstinence media campaign Kentucky Public Health Association Statewide Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • Rojas Guyler, L., King, K.A., & Cottrell, R.R. (04-02-2004). A National Survey of U.S. Faculty Hiring Standards in Health Education American Association for Health Education National Convention, New Orleans, LA.
  • King, K.A., Wagner, D.I., & Hedrick, B. (02-20-2004). Facilitating a safe and supportive context for learning: Reducing behavioral disruptions Ohio Department of Education State Meeting, Columbus, OH.
  • Miller, E., King, K.A., & Miller, R. (02-05-2004). FAST stroke educational program for middle school children: A pilot study American Stroke Association 29th International Stroke Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • King, K.A. (12-05-2003). How to develop a comprehensive school suicide prevention program Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 74th Annual State Convention, Dayton, OH.
  • Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A. (12-04-2003). Best practice approaches to alcohol and drug prevention Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 74th Annual State Convention, Dayton, OH.
  • Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A. (10-17-2003). Family-based substance abuse prevention in a Pre-K setting: Implications for school nurses 77th Annual American School Health Association Conference, El Paso, TX.
  • Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A. (09-27-2003). A distance education model for the delivery of family-based prevention training Center for Substance Abuse Prevention - Center for the Application of Prevention Training 4th Annual Technology and Prevention Conference, Bloomington, MN.
  • King, K.A. (08-12-2003). Developing effective surveys Waycross Media Campaign for Asian American Youth against Tobacco, Forest Park, OH.
  • Wagner, D.I., King, K.A., Elgas, P., & Scroggins, M. (06-27-2003). Conducting family-based prevention training via a satellite distance education model 10th Annual Building on Family Strengths Conference,, Portland, OR.
  • King, K.A. (05-01-2003). Using a coordinated school health program to reduce childhood obesity Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Health Promotion “Health for Success” Annual Conference, Sharonville Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Yund, C., & King, K.A. (04-28-2003). Teaching teens in Hamilton County, Ohio safe driving behaviors Center for Disease Control National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - Safety in Numbers Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • King, K.A., & Vidourek, R.A. (04-27-2003). College students’ perceptions of and involvement in body piercing American College Health Association National Conference, Miami Beach, FL.
  • King, K.A. (04-24-2003). School suicide prevention education and student self-efficacy American Association of Suicidology National Conference, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Vidourek, R.A., & King, K.A. (04-05-2003). Developing school connectedness among students in need Spring Research Collaborative Conference Among the University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, and University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.
  • Wagner, D.I., King, K.A., & Elgas, P. (12-06-2002). A distance education model for alcohol and drug prevention training Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Cleveland, OH.
  • King, K.A. (10-24-2002). Practical strategies to preventing youth suicide Eastern Illinois University Suicide Prevention Conference, Macomb, IL.
  • King, K.A. (10-15-2002). The role of the medical and mental health professional in suicide prevention Southern Health Board of County Cork, Ireland, County Cork, Ireland.
  • King, K.A. (10-14-2002). Practical strategies to preventing suicide among Irish youth Southern Health Board of County Cork, Ireland, County Cork, Ireland.
  • Tergerson, J.L., & King, K.A. (10-04-2002). Do adolescents’ perceived cues, benefits, and barriers to physical activity differ based on gender American School Health Association National Conference, Charlotte, NC.
  • King, K.A. (05-03-2002). Effect of high school suicide prevention education on students’ confidence in preventing suicide Society for Public Health Education Midyear Scientific Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A. (04-12-2002). Conducting family-based prevention training via a satellite distance education model American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • King, K.A., Holmes, J.L., & Cottrell, R.R. (04-11-2002). College athletic trainers’ confidence in helping female athletes who have eating disorders American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Wagner, D.I., & King, K.A. (04-11-2002). Family-based prevention via distance education Pride World Drug Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Tergerson, J.L., Wilson, B.R.A., & King, K.A. (03-21-2002). The differences among the stages of change and cues to action for exercise in adolescents Association for Health Care Research, Big Sky, MT.
  • King, K.A. (11-15-2001). The role of the pediatrician in youth suicide prevention Children’s Hospital of Illinois Pediatric Grand Rounds, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Department of Pediatrics, Peoria, IL.
  • King, K.A., & Snyder, S. (11-08-2001). College students’ perceived effectiveness of high school health education American School Health Association 75th National School Health Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Smith, J., & King, K.A. (04-20-2001). An evaluation of school suicide prevention training American Association of Suicidology 34th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • King, K.A., Davis, B., & McClellan, W. (03-31-2001). Developing an effective mentoring program which increases students’ perceived school connectedness American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Wagner, D.I., Elgas, P., & King, K.A. (03-29-2001). Family-based prevention: Approaches for parents of young children Pride World Drug Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • King, K.A., & Wagner, D.I. (03-29-2001). Using focus groups to assess needs of alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention programs Pride World Drug Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • King, K.A., Wagner, D.I., Taft, H., & Fleming, L. (03-28-2001). Family-based prevention: The Ohio experience American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention, Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K.A., Wagner, D.I., Hedrick, B., Taft, H., & Fleming, L. (03-28-2001). Parents’ reported needs in preventing their children from engaging in alcohol, tobacco and other drug use American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kandakai, T.L., & King, K.A. (10-27-2000). Preservice teachers’ perceived self-efficacy in preventing school violence American School Health Association 74th National School Health Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • King, K.A., Davis, B., & McClellan, W. (10-27-2000). Healthy kids - It’s my time: A multidimensional program designed to build a sense of school connectiveness for students in need American School Health Association 74th National School Health Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • King, K.A. (06-15-2000). Developing your school health action plan Ohio Coordinated School Health Conference, Salt Fork State Park Lodge, Cambridge, OH.
  • King, K.A. (06-15-2000). Identifying programmatic strategies and evaluation measures in a school health action plan: Added insights and lessons learned Ohio Coordinated School Health Conference, Salt Fork State Park Lodge, Cambridge, OH.
  • King, K.A. (03-22-2000). Do emotional connections protect university students from suicidal behaviors American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Research Consortium National Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • King, K.A., Wagner, D.I., & Hedrick, B. (03-22-2000). Safe and drug free school coordinators’ perceived needs in preventing drug use and violence among youth American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Research Consortium National Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • King, K.A., Wagner, D.I., & Hedrick, B. (03-22-2000). Building community coalitions to prevent youth drug abuse American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Research Consortium National Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Bellian, D., King, K.A., Wahl, J., & Price, J.H. (11-01-1999). Psychiatrists’ knowledge and attitudes about costs of commonly prescribed treatments in psychiatry Institute on Psychiatric Services, American Psychiatric Association National Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • King, K.A. (10-28-1999). Using Project SOAR to train school counselors on suicide prevention American School Health Association 73rd National School Health Conference, Kansas City, MO.
  • King, K.A. (04-17-1999). Teachers and counselors: Collaborating to prevent suicide American Association of Suicidology 32nd Annual Conference, Houston, TX.
  • King, K.A. (04-08-1999). Practical steps to evaluating youth alcohol and drug prevention programs Pride World Drug Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Bellian, D., King, K.A., Wahl, J., & Price, J.H. (04-01-1999). Psychiatrists’ knowledge of costs of commonly prescribed treatments in psychiatry Sixth Annual Research Symposium, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH.
  • King, K.A., Price, J.H., Telljohann, S.K., & Wahl, J. (04-01-1999). High school professionals’ perceptions of adolescent suicide Sixth Annual Research Symposium, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH.
  • King, K.A., Bradley, C., Daniels, K.L., Islam, R., & Price, J.H. (10-09-1998). The depiction of exercise on prime time television American School Health Association 72nd National School Health Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • King, K.A., Price, J.H., Telljohann, S.K., & Wahl, J. (10-09-1998). High school health teachers’ and high school counselors’ perceptions of adolescent suicide American School Health Association 72nd National School Health Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Price, J.H., Telljohann, S.K., & King, K.A. (10-08-1998). School nurses’ perceptions of school health research American School Health Association 72nd National School Health Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Jordan, T., Price, J.H., & King, K.A. (11-11-1997). Validity of self-reported prostate screenings among males American Public Health Association 125th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  • King, K.A., Tribble, J.L., & Price, J.H. (10-25-1997). School counselors’ perceptions of nonconsensual sexual activity among high school students American School Health Association 71st National School Health Conference, Daytona Beach, FL.
  • King, K.A. (10-24-1997). Should school uniforms be mandated in elementary schools? A controversial issue revisited American School Health Association 71st National School Health Conference, Daytona Beach, FL.
  • King, K.A., Tribble, J.L., & Price, J.H. (10-24-1997). Promoting a research orientation in health education doctoral students American School Health Association 71st National School Health Conference, Daytona Beach, FL.
  • Maccoux, D.A., Price, J.H., Flynn, M.G., Brolinson, P.G., & King, K.A. (09-09-1997). Adolescent males’ perceptions of and experience of athletic cup protection American Medical Society of Sports Medicine.

Paper Presentations

  • King, K.A. (06-28-2008). Suicide prevention for minority youth populations., Chicago, IL.
  • King, K.A. (04-04-2008). Building positive social and emotional connections to prevent adolescent violence and drug use., Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K.A. (04-04-2008). Developing valid and reliable surveys: A beginner’s guide., Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K.A. (04-03-2008). Evaluating violence and drug prevention programs: The basics. , Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K.A. (11-14-2008). Adolescent sexuality and school/family connections: Lessons learned from the research., Tampa, FL.
  • King, K.A. (11-14-2008). Predictors of school climate in a low income district., Tampa, FL.
  • King, K.A. (10-27-2008). Caregivers' perceived caregiving-related stress and mental health status: A pilot study., San Diego, CA.
  • King, K.A. (08-26-2007). Preventing underage drinking: Research on protective factors and evidence-based strategies., Indianapolis, IN.
  • King, K.A. (05-14-2008). The Power of Positive Connections: Building Strength and Hope in Rural Youth, Lancaster, SC.
  • King, K.A. (05-14-2008). Building & Sustaining Rural Community Coalitions: Lessons Learned., Lancaster, SC.
  • King, K.A. (05-15-2008). Developing Valid and Reliable Surveys in Rural Communities, Lancaster, SC.
  • King, K.A. (04-11-2008). Survey instrument development: Teachers’ attitudes about daily physical activity., Dallas, TX.
  • King, K.A. (04-08-2008). Power of positive connections: Building strength and hope in students., Dallas, TX.
  • King, K.A. (03-10-2008). University Students' Perceived Benefits, Barriers and Cues to STD Testing., Chicago, IL.
  • King, K.A. (03-10-2008). Factors affecting condom use and STD communication among Asian-Indian college students: Exploring controversial issues., Chicago, IL.
  • King, K.A. (12-04-2008). Developing resiliency in youth through school, family and community., Columbus, OH.
  • King, K.A. (12-04-2008). Teaching strategies to increase positive social and emotional connections among youth., Columbus, OH.
  • King, K.A. (12-04-2008). Social emotional learning: A prevention approach with young children., Columbus, OH.
  • King, K.A. (10-16-2008). Gathering and assessing data: An Introduction., Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K.A. (09-09-2008). Child and adolescent suicide prevention: Protective factors and developmental challenges for youth ages 10 to 18., Covington, KY.
  • King, K.A. (03-30-2008). Coalition development and substance abuse prevention, Athens, OH.
  • King, K.A. (05-15-2008). University students’ perceived benefits, barriers, and cues to STD testing., Cleveland, OH.
  • King, K.A. (05-15-2008). Psychological explanations for adolescent engagement in sexual behaviors: The power of positive connections., Cleveland, OH.
  • King, K.A. (05-22-2008). Social and emotional learning among youth: A family-based approach., Vancouver, WA.
  • King, K.A. (02-21-2008). Youth perceptions regarding respect and school climate: A report on the findings from the 2007 Educational Council focus group study of middle and high school students in Greater Columbus, Columbus, OH.
  • King, K.A. (02-01-2008). Social and emotional development of young children: A distance-based professional development program., Anchorage, AK.
  • King, K. (04-08-2009). Factors associated with underage drinking: Findings from the PRIDE survey, Louisville, KY.
  • King, K. (04-08-2009). Preventing youth drug use through positive social and emotional connections, Louisville, KY.
  • King, K. (02-18-2009). Immediate and long-term effectiveness of the FAST stroke educational prevention program, San Diego, CA.
  • King, K. (08-12-2009). Nreach.Org: A professional networking site for the AOD field, Atlanta, GA.
  • King, K. (06-24-2009). Empowering youth through social and emotional learning: A family-based distance education program for head start faculty and staff, Portland, OR.
  • King, K. (06-23-2009). Strategies to build positive connections with children: Lessons learned in family based prevention, Portland, OR.
  • King, K. (04-30-2009). Parents' perceptions regarding the oral health of their children, Portland, OR.
  • King, K. (03-27-2009). Program evaluation of te Fun and Fit school-based intervention for adolescents addressing nutrition and fitness, Los Angeles, CA.
  • King, K. (12-04-2009). Strategies to increase family, school, and community connectedness among youth, Columbus, OH.
  • King, K. (08-04-2009). SPSS to analyze youth alcohol and toher drug use data, Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K. (06-17-2009). Charting the course: How do you evaluate school health success, Cambridge, OH.
  • King, K. (05-12-2009). Strategies improve nutrition behaviors in college students, Columbus, OH.
  • King, K. (04-24-2009). Fun and Fit: Effectiveness of a school-based nutrition and physical activity program for adolescents, Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K. (03-27-2009). Building positive family and school connections: Lessons learned in family-based prevention, Lynnwood, WA.
  • King, K. (02-11-2009). Youth suicide/risky behavior prevention and effective crisis response strategies, Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K. (01-13-2009). You hold the key: An overview of a social marketing campaign and school-based countermeasure program to address teen motor vehicle occupant injuries, Orlando, FL.
  • King, K.A. (04-14-2011). Preventing Youth Suicide: Practical strategies for teens. , Toledo, OH.
  • King, K.A. (04-14-2011). Practical Strategies adults can use to prevent youth suicide., Toledo, OH.
  • King, K.A. (10-31-2011). University students' knowledge of an ability to identify disordered eating, warning signs and risk factors. , Washington, D.C..
  • King, K.A. (10-31-2011). College students' knowledge of and attitudes toward the US health care system, helath insurance industry practices, and recently passed health care reform legislation., Washington, D.C..
  • King, K.A. (10-14-2011). Correlates to over-the-counter drug use among multracial youth., Louisville, KY.
  • King, K.A. (10-13-2011). Impact of school violence and school violent victimization on recent alcohol use and episodic heavy drinking, Louisville, KY.
  • King, K.A. (10-13-2011). Psychosocial correlates to nonmedical prescription drug use among youth. , Louisville, KY.
  • King, K.A. (10-13-2011). Family determinants to episodic heavy drinking among junior hih and high school students, Louisville, KY.
  • King, K.A. (05-01-2011). Adoption as a pregnancy outcome option for adolescent females., Denver, CO.
  • King, K.A. (03-30-2011). Adoption as a pregnancy outcome option: Assessing attitudes and knowledge of adolescent females. , Seattle, WA.
  • King, K.A. (05-18-2011). Preventing youth suicide through positive connection-building., Columbus, OH.
  • King, K.A. (05-18-2011). Developing Positive Connections Among Students, Columbus, OH.
  • King, K.A. (04-16-2011). Lifetime nonmedical prescripton drug use: Role of Peers, Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K.A. (04-16-2011). College students' confidence and importance of knowledge of disordered eating. , Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K.A. (03-10-2011). Adolescent females' perceptions regardign adoption., Grand Rapids, MI.
  • King, K.A. (02-09-2011). Building positive school connections that support academic achievement., Columbus, OH.
  • King, K.A. (02-09-2011). Planning, implementing, and evaluating school connectedness strategies. , Columbus, OH.
  • King, K.A. (01-12-2011). Developing HIV/AIDS policy guidelines for Ohio Schools., Columbus, OH.
  • King, K.A. (01-07-2011). Statewide school guidelines for HIV/AIDS policies in Ohio. , Columbus, OH.
  • King, K.A. (05-05-2011). Mental Helath and Quackery., Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K.A. (04-19-2011). Health Advertising and Health Care: A guide for Consumers., Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K.A. (02-25-2011). College students' perceived confidence and importance in helping friends involved in disordered eating, Cincinnati, OH.

Honors & Awards

  • Dolly A.B. Cohen Award, 04-13-2008. (Teaching Professor of the Year) - University Award bestowed to the faculty member demonstrating excellence in teaching at the University of Cincinnati. .
  • Dr. Simon Anderson Faculty Recognition Award, 10-22-2004. University Award bestowed to the faculty member in recognition of his/her support for the educational advancement of student-athletes at the University of Cincinnati. .
  • American Association for Health Education Horizon Award, 03-30-2001. National Research Award for the Nation’s Health Educator showing potential to establish prominence in the field. Award received at the American Association for Health Education National Convention, Cincinnati, OH, March 30, 2001..
  • Division of Human Services Outstanding Service Award, 04-26-2000. Division Award received at the College of Education Faculty, Staff and Student Recognition Reception for Outstanding service to the division, college and university. University of Cincinnati, May 26, 2000..

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 09-01-2001 to 08-31-2009, Faculty Advisor, Gamma Eta Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH .
  • 09-01-2004 to 08-31-2009, Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Education Program, University of Cincinnati , Cincinnati, OH.
  • 09-01-1998 to 08-31-2004, Assistant Professor, Health Promotion and Education Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 08-31-1996 to 06-30-1998, First Aid Coordinator, Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.
  • 09-01-1994 to 06-30-1998, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.
  • 02-02-1991 to 06-30-1998, Mental Health Associate, Charter Behavioral Health Systems, Maumee, OH.
  • 11-01-1992 to 02-28-1993, Mental Health Technician, Mercy Hospital, Toledo, OH.

Board Certifications/Licenses

  • National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., Certified Health Education Specialist 04-1999

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • 2011, Board Member, . Coalition for a Drug Free Greater Cincinnati.
  • 2011, Board Member, . State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup.
  • 2011, Board Member, . State Prevention Framework-State Incentive Program for the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services.
  • 2011, Board Member and Evaulation Co-Director, . Evidence Based Practices Workgroup-Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services.
  • 2011, Board Member, . Statewide Cadre of Health Education Experts. Ohio Department of Education.

Courses Taught

  • Comments: Courses taught include the following: Introduction to Health Promotion (HPE 101), Personal Health (HPE 133), Mental Health Issues (HPE 134), Health Services (HPE 231), Child and Adolescent Health (HPE 330), Consumer Health (HPE 241), Human Sexuality (HPE 549), Drugs and Society (HPE 551), Health Promotion in the Schools (HPE 583), Health in the Middle School (HPE 684), Principles of Health Promotion Programs (HPE 731), Health Counseling (HPE 865), and Survey Research in Health Education (HPE 882)