Kathryn Hyzak

USA

Kathryn Hyzak

USA

Biography

Kathryn (Coxe) Hyzak, MSW, is a PhD Candidate with 10 years of research experience in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research stemming from the fields of social work and public health. Kathryn obtained approximately $82,000 in external research funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health (F31-NS124263-01) for her dissertation entitled, “Implementation of Traumatic Brain Injury Screening in Behavioral Healthcare Organizations.” This two-year, explanatory sequential mixed methods study uses primary, prospective data collection methods and advanced analytical techniques to examine theory-driven mechanisms to the early adoption of traumatic brain injury (TBI) screening in behavioral health settings. Kathryn is using structural equation modeling for the quantitative phase and thematic analysis for the qualitative phase. Her dissertation work is also supplemented by $6,000 of internal funding from the PhD Seed Grant from the College of Social Work and the Alumni Grants for Graduate Research of the Ohio State University. Kathryn has 35 publications (16 peer reviewed journal articles and 19 technical reports commissioned by the State of Ohio), which includes research published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation and Health & Social Work. Some of her work on the implementation of the U.S. national TBI laws in high schools was selected by the Editor of the Journal of Adolescent Health as a feature in the March 2018 issue. She has independently taught Psychopathology at the bachelor level, as well as guest lectured at the bachelor and doctoral levels on topics including traumatic brain injury in social work practice, applications of qualitative research, and systematic reviews. Kathryn is a proud member of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration and elected member of the Ohio Brain Injury Advisory Committee

 

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