Kristen A. Ogilvie


PhD, 2008, Anthropology
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

Office: PSB 104-A
Phone: N/A

Dr. Ogilvie conducts applied research that engages in a critical dialogue with the expanding public health discourse on health disparities and social determinants of health. Her research explores the specific social determinants of behavioral health and the translation of research to practice in rural and underserved communities. Much of her work has sought to develop and test community-based approaches totheprevention of substance misuse, including inhalants and over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Recently, she has been examining the history, effectiveness, and unintended consequences of community local options restrictions on alcohol. Her work is premised on the understanding that the location of individuals in nested systems (families, peer-groups, communities, regions, states, nation-states, world-system) and in particular historical courses necessitates holistic inquiry that attends to the contextual and cultural faKWctors that influence health. Tantamount to this perspective, she promotes the centrality of community voices and participation in all phases of research. 


Right: Walking with two girls in Brevig Mission, AK, Photo by R. Moore.


Driscoll, David L., Bruce Dotterrer, David Collins, Kristen Ogilvie, Joel Grube, and Knowlton Johnson. 2012. Demographic and contextual factors associated with inhalant use among youth in rural Alaska. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 71, 1-4.

Johnson, Knowlton W., Kristen A. Ogilvie, David A. Collins, Stephen R. Shamblen, Christopher L. Ringwalt, Lisa G. Dirks, and Jennifer J. Norland. 2010. Studying Implementation Quality of a School-Based Prevention Curriculum in Frontier Alaska: Application of Video-Recorded Observations and Expert Panel Judgment.  Prevention Science, 11(3), 275-86.

Gruenewald, Paul, Knowlton W. Johnson, Stephen R. Shamblen, Kristen A. Ogilvie, and David A. Collins. 2009. Reducing adolescent use of harmful legal products: intermediate effects of a community prevention. Substance Use & Misuse44(14), 2080-2098.

Johnson, Knowlton W., Stephen R. Shamben, Kristen A. Ogilvie, David Collins, & Brian Saylor. 2009. Preventing youth’s use of inhalants and other harmful legal products in frontier Alaskan communities: A randomized trial. Prevention Science, 10(4), 298-312.

Ogilvie, Kristen A. 2008. Where Science Meets Community: An Alaskan Case Study of a Community-Centered Approach in Prevention Research. Dissertation. Arizona State University.

Ogilvie, Kristen A., Roland S. Moore, Diane C. Ogilvie, Knowlton W. Johnson, David A. Collins, and Stephen R. Shamblen. 2008. Changing community readiness to prevent the use of inhalants and other harmful legal products in Alaska. Journal of Community Health 33 (4): 248-258.

Saylor, Brian, Shannon Deike-Sims, Melodie Fair, Knowlton Johnson, David Collins, and Kristen Ogilvie. 2007. Use of harmful legal products among pre-adolescent Alaskan youth. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 66 (5):425-436.

Johnson, Knowlton, Harold Holder, Kristen Ogilvie, David Collins, Matthew Courser, Brenda Miller, Roland Moore, Robert Saltz, Diane Ogilvie, and Brian Saylor. 2007. A community prevention intervention to combat inhalants and other harmful legal products among pre-adolescents. Journal of Drug Education 37 (3):227-247.