Teresa McGeeney, PhD
Teresa McGeeney serves as Epidemiologist for REACH Evaluation. She provides data analysis and epidemiological support on numerous projects, including the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW), the KIP Survey, a number of substance abuse prevention grants, and Kentucky’s suicide prevention efforts.
Teresa has a background in both research and implementation. She received her doctoral degree in Public Health Sciences with a Specialization in Epidemiology from the University of Louisville. Her dissertation used data from the KIP survey and focused on assessing suicide risk among groups of youth who carry handguns. She also has presented research at several national conferences, has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and regularly presents research within the state. Prior to joining REACH, Teresa was the Project Manager of a community-based CDC grant to transform rural communities to make them healthier environments for people with diabetes.
Teresa is passionate about making data understandable and approachable so it can be used by anyone to make better-informed decisions. She cares deeply about health equity, mental health promotion, and suicide prevention. In her free time, Teresa enjoys spending time with her nephews and niece, knitting, and running a small calligraphy and design business.