College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Public Health
Dr. Callahan is originally from Farmington, Maine, but has enjoyed travel across the United States and to several Countries. At this point, she has lived in Northeastern, Central, Western, and Southern parts of the United States, but still considers Maine ‘home’. Dr. Callahan received her Master of Public Health, with a concentration in epidemiology from San Diego State University and her Doctorate of Public Health, with a concentration in epidemiology from East Tennessee State University.
Most of Dr. Callahan’s career has occurred in South Carolina and Maine, where she worked as the manager of a statewide annual children's health survey, as a chronic disease epidemiologist reporting on child health data, as the Ryan White Part B and AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Manager, and most recently as full-time associate professor at the University of Maine at Farmington. She has worked at the community level and at the state level in all facets of community and public health. She has experience with all aspects of program planning and implementation, daily operations, reporting, financial oversight, and grant writing.
Dr. Callahan enjoys the occasional escape from the office to enjoy the abundant nature that Maine has to offer. She looks forward to a quiet evening with a good, non-‘work-related’ book and a cup of tea. She has a love of the road and tries to take a multi-state road trip annually to see what is out there waiting for her.
DrPH, East Tennessee State University - Johnson City, TN
MPH, San Diego State University - San Diego, CA United States
Awards / Honors
Delta Omega, East Tennessee State University, 2015
Eta Sigma Gamma, University of Maine, 2007
Al Hasan, D., Charity, B., Chelsea, L., Callahan, K. L. (2018). Assessing the reliability of parent response of child health data. Maternal and Child Health.
Heidari, K., Breneman, C., Elizabeth, B., Andrew, F., Callahan, K. L., Diedhiou, A. (2016). South Carolina twenty years of diabetes, A public health concern. American Journal of Medical Sciences.
Callahan, K., Heidari, K., Callahan, K. L. (2015). Assessing Child Health Outcomes by Linking Parental Health Behaviors and Status.
Callahan, K., Fogner, A., Heidari, K., Callahan, K. L. (2015). Assessing the Reliability of Parent Report of Child Health Data.
Callahan, K., Heidari, K., Callahan, K. L. (2014). The association between parental diabetes status and other indicators with child weight status.
Callahan, K., Heidari, K., Callahan, K. L. (2014). The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in South Carolina.
Callahan-Myrick, K. (2017). HIV/AIDS in Maine. Maine CDC.
Callahan, K., Zheng, S., Callahan, K. L. (2012). A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Factors Associated with Violation of Maine's Legislation Prohibiting Smoking in Vehicles Containing Children.