Nikki Keene Woods, PhD, MPH, MA

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Dr. Keene Woods is an Assistant Professor at Wichita State University in the Department of Public Health Sciences. She earned a Master’s in Behavioral Science, a Master’s in Public Health, and a PhD in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Kansas. Dr. Keene Woods teaches an undergraduate Community Health course and graduate Social and Behavioral Public Health and Epidemiology courses. She is a maternal, infant, and child health researcher and educator with an emphasis on addressing health disparities. Her work is community-based and collaborative in nature utilizing mixed methods to answer specific community health questions. She is active in local and state groups working to improve birth outcomes for infants and mothers in Kansas. Her experiences are shared with students through undergraduate and graduate coursework and service-learning opportunities.