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Vicki Collie-Akers, Ph.D., MPH

Associate Professor

Education and Training

University of Kansas: Bachelor of Social Work
Saint Louis University: Master of Public Health - Behavioral Science and Health Education
University of Kansas: Master of Arts - Applied Behavioral Science
University of Kansas: Doctor of Philosophy - Behavioral Psychology

Research Interests

Health disparities, childhood obesity, infant mortality, intersection of academia and governmental public health practice
My research focuses on understanding how communities bring about change that results in improved outcomes related to equity, chronic disease, childhood obesity, and infant mortality. In addition, I am interested in understanding the impact of partnerships between academia and governmental public health.

  • Missouri Foundation for Health: Evaluation of the Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities Initiative

Last modified: Jul 15, 2019

Vicki Collie Akers, PhD


Vicki Collie-Akers, Ph.D., MPH
Associate Professor

Department of Population Health
Mailstop: 1008
3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160

P: 913-945-7886