Role at CSBS: Research Development Manager for Social and Behavioral Factors in Health
Education: Ph.D. in Health Communication (2021) – University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; M.A. in Communication (2016) University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; B.A. in Communication (2014); Minors: Gender Studies and Political Science – Muskingum University, New Concord, OH
Research Interests: Behavior Change; Health Campaigns; Message Design; Interpersonal Communication; Mixed Methods; Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Intervention; Inappropriate Prescription Drug Use Prevention; Social Support
About Kaylee: Dr. Kaylee M. Lukacena started her role as a Research Development Manager for the CSBS in January 2020. Kaylee is committed to identifying, expanding, supporting, and conducting social and behavioral health research. Her research has focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of health messages, as well as interpersonally navigating health conversations. Kaylee is particularly passionate about issues of social and relational importance such as working to alleviate the prescription medication epidemic, preventing interpersonal violence, identifying communication strategies to support survivors of intimate partner violence. Kaylee enjoys traveling, running, hiking, exploring coffee shops, and spending time with her two dogs Stormy and Shadow.