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Kristen Mark, Ph.D., MPH

Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion
122 Seaton Center
(859) 257-8935

Kristen Mark, Ph.D., MPH is the Director of the SHPLab and an Assistant Professor of Health Promotion at University of Kentucky. Dr. Mark holds a PhD in Health Behavior and an MPH in Biostatistics, both from Indiana University where she trained and collaborated with researchers at the Kinsey Institute and the Center for Sexual Health Promotion. Her research is focused in the area of sexual desire and satisfaction in couple relationships, and she has conducted studies on desire discrepancy, infidelity, predictors of sexual and relationship satisfaction, and women’s sexual health, to name a few.

Dr. Mark teaches classes in sexuality education, foundations of health promotion, women’s health, sexual health promotion, research methods, and statistics. Dr. Mark also regularly contributes to media outlets such as Men’s Health and Cosmopolitan, and she consistently blogs for Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, Kinsey Confidential, and Good in Bed.

Vita (PDF)

Research categories: Sexual HealthSexual Desire, Sexual Satisfaction, Relationship Satisfaction, Dyadic Research