Kristen Linton, MSW, Ph.D.
Kristen Linton, an Assistant Professor at CSU Channel Islands in Health Science, has been conducting health disparities research pertaining to disability and sexual health for ten years in five different U.S. states and Okinawa, Japan. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and has a book in-press on sexual citizenship of people with disabilities with NASW Press. Kristen received a grant from the Solution Focused Brief Therapy and has completed a pilot of an in-home, lay health worker (Trabajadora de Salud) intervention for Latinos/as with traumatic brain injury. Her research spans from analyses of large trauma databases to individual qualitative interviews depending on her research question. Kristen often collaborates with physicians, gerontologists, and other professionals in research endeavors. Prior to her research and teaching career, she worked as a medical social worker in hospital, rehabilitation, and community-based settings for over a decade. Kristen understands the day to day operations in the medical field as well as how to construct a novel, rigorous research study. Kristen has taught research methods, statistics, and program evaluation courses as well as enjoyed supervising and mentoring student research projects, capstones, theses, and dissertations. In her time off, Kristen spends time outdoors with her son and husband at local parks and beaches.