Kimberly Farris, PhD

Core Faculty, Dissertation Chair, The Graduate School


Areas of Expertise: 

  • Social, behavioral health and health disparities
  • Clinical social work
  • Epidemiological surveillance activities
  • Program evaluation
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Social policy analysis
  • Human services administration


  • MPH(c), Emory University  (Projected Graduation Date: May 2014)
  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S.W., Clark Atlanta University
  • A.B., University of Georgia

Dissertation title: Innovative ways to address mental health needs of African Americans: an exploratory study examining how African American Clergy conceptualize and attribute causation of mental illness

Selected Professional Experience: 

  • Director of Outcomes and Research, Skyland Trail in Atlanta, GA, 
  • Senior Behavioral Scientist, U.S. Army Public Health Command, Behavioral and Social Health Outcomes Program