Kim Dobson  Sydnor, PhD

Dean and Associate Professor,
Department of Behavioral Health Sciences

 

Education

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Health Disparities, Morgan State University, 2003
Ph.D., Health Policy and Management/Social and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 2001
B.S., Psychology, Morgan State University, 1997

Biosketch, Academic, and Research Activities

Kim Dobson Sydnor, PhD is currently Dean of the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University and serves as Associate Professor for the Department of Behavioral Health Sciences. In addition, Dr. Sydnor is the Site Director for the W.K. Kellogg Health Scholars program - the Community-Based Participatory Research track.

Dr. Sydnor has published research in a number of areas. Her current research efforts are focused on program evaluation in two key areas: child development and the Maryland courts. For the child development projects, her research applies a life course framework that examines the key contexts of school and family utilizing a community based participatory approach. While the research projects noted reflect specific topic areas, Dr. Sydnor is more broadly interested in the social determinants of health which are those conditions and circumstances that shape both behavior and health status of individuals and communities. In addition to her teaching, research, and administrative roles, Dr. Sydnor helps to build the next generation of public health leaders through mentoring and as an active member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Selected Publications

Bowie, JV; Wells, AM; Juon, HS; Sydnor, KD; and Rodriguez, E (2008). How old are African American women when they receive their first mammogram? Results from a community-based study. Journal of Community Health [online]

Sydnor, KD; Holt, M; Headen, G; Moore, S; Yates, D; and Gee, T (2007). Exploring the impact of Head Start on parents: A pilot study. Progress in Community Health Partnerships; 1(2: 133-142.

Tandon D; Phillips K; Bordeaux B; Bone l; Brown P; Cagney K; Gary T; Kim M; Levine D; Price E; Sydnor K; and Stone, K (2007). A vision for progress in community health partnerships. Progress in Community Health Partnerships; 1(1): 11-29.

Jagers, R; Sydnor, K; Mouttapa, M; and Flay, B. (2007). Protective Factors Associated with Preadolescent Violence: Preliminary Work on a Cultural Model. American Journal of Community Psychology; 40(1/2): 138-145.

Bronner, Y; Hawkins, A; Holt, M; Hossain, M; Rowel, R; Sydnor, K; et al. (2006). Models for nutrition education to increase consumption of calcium and dairy products among African Americans. Journal of Nutrition, 136(4): 1103-1106.

Bowie J; Sydnor KD; Granot, M; and Pargament, KI (2004). Spirituality and coping among prostate cancer survivors. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology; 22(2): 41-56.

Bowie J; Sydnor KD; and Granot, M (2003). Spirituality and care of prostate cancer patients: A pilot study, Journal of the National Medical Association; 95(10): 951-954.

Juon, HS; Ensminger, ME; and Dobson Sydnor, K (2002). A longitudinal study of developmental trajectories to young adult cigarette smoking. Drug and Alcohol and Dependence; 66: 303-314.