Undergraduate Program Director and Adviser
- PhD – Public Health (Health Behavior), Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health between the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University (2013)
- MA – Sociology, San Diego State University (2007)
- BA – Sociology, San Diego State University (2005)
- LGBT health
- Health disparities
- Tobacco control and prevention
- Social media and new technologies in health
- International and global health
Dr. Kristen Emory is the Director and Adviser of the Undergraduate Program in the School of Public Health (SPH) at San Diego State University (SDSU); as well as a lecturer in the College of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the SPH at SDSU. She is trained sociologist and health behaviorist and utilizes this foundation to better understand and reduce health disparities among young, vulnerable, and diverse populations. Her primary research interest is in the field of tobacco control and prevention; with an emphasis on health disparities among diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations. Dr. Emory’s research interests also include the role new technology and social media (e.g. Facebook and Twitter) play in shaping health communications, health beliefs, and health behaviors.
A list of published work can be found on PubMed.