Katherine L. Cauley, PhD


In addition to directing the Center for Healthy Communities, Dr. Cauley serves as:

  • Program Director and Center Director, AHEC (Area Health Education Center) Region 4, Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Faculty Director, International Health Program track, Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Faculty Advisor, Service Learning, Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Community Health, Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Wright State University School of Professional Psychology

Prior to coming to the Center for Healthy Communities, Dr. Cauley worked at George Washington University, where she directed the AIDS Policy Center and served as assistant professor in the Department of Psychology.

Dr. Cauley obtained her Ph.D. in 1985 at the University of Maryland, College Park, her M.Ed. in 1978 from the University of Cincinnati, and her B.A. in 1974 from DePauw University. Her areas of research and scholarship include multiprofessional community-based education and curricular development, community academic partnerships, community-based participatory research, the teaching methodology of service learning and civic engagement and health information technology and exchange as a public utility.

At Wright State University, Dr. Cauley has a joint academic appointment in the Boonshoft School of Medicine and School of Professional Psychology, where she serves as course director/co-director for courses including: Community Medicine, Ethics in an Interprofessional Context, Interviewing AIDS/HIV Patients and Their Families, Health Care in the Global Community, and in the Master of Public Health Program, Center for Global Health. Additionally she serves on the teaching team for the Boonshoft School of Medicine courses Health Care in Developing Countries and Reproductive Health.



Primary Author

Cauley, K., & Sweeney, R. (2007). Strengthening diversity through community and civic engagement: Sustaining the student-institution-community relationship. Metropolitan Universities Journal, Vol. 18 (1). (R)

Cauley, K., & Quinn, M. (2006) RHIOS: Balancing capabilities and trust. Hospitals and Health Networks, American Hospital Association.

Cauley, K., Canfield, C., Clasen, C., Dobbins, J., Hemphill, S., Jaballas, E., & Walbroehl, G. (2001). Service learning: integrating student learning and community service. Education for Health, 14(2), 173-181.

Cauley, K. (2000a). Principle 1: Partners have agreed-upon mission, values, goals and measurable outcomes for the partnership. In K. Connors, & S. Seifer (Eds.), Partnership Perspectives, I(II). San Francisco, California: Community-Campus Partnerships for Health.

Cauley, K. (2000b). Integrating student learning objectives with community service objectives through service learning in health professions schools curricula. Community Campus Partnerships for Health National Conference, Pre-conference publication.

Cauley, K., Jaballas, E., & Holton, B. (2000). Medical students go back to kindergarten: Service learning and medical education in the public schools. In Concepts and Models for Service Learning in Medical Education. Washington, D.C.: American Association for Higher Education.

Cauley, K. (1998). Progress and prospects: Partnership between communities and post secondary institutions. National Committee on Partnerships for Children’s Health National Conference, Pre-conference Publication.

Cauley, K. (1997a). Breaking out and branching into successful integrated collaboration: What does it mean to think psychologically? National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, 11-19. Pre-Conference Publication.

Cauley, K. (1997b). Multi-institutional institutional programs. In S. Seifer & K. Connors (Eds.), A Guide for Developing Community Responsive Models in Health Professions Education (pp. 129-130). California: UCSF Center for Health Professions.

Cauley, K., Maurana, C., & Clark, M. (1995). Service learning for health professions students in the community: Matching enthusiasm, talent, and time with experience, real need and schedules. In Raybuck J. (Ed.), Expanding Boundaries in Service and Learning (pp. 54-57). Washington, D.C.: Cooperative Education Association.


Creighton, S., Sweeney, R., & Cauley, K. (2009). Consortium, University and Program Impact on Regional Economy and Community. In Press. (R)

Edwards, M., Cauley, K., & Sweeney, R. (2006). On service learning: Engaging students, the academic institution and the community. International Business Trends Contemporary Readings, Academy of Business Administration. (R)

White, M., & Cauley, K. (2006) A caution against medical student tourism.  Virtual Mentor. Vol. 8, pgs 851-854

Meyer, C., Burn, C., Yung, B., Clasen, C., Cauley, K., & Mase, W. (2004). Evaluation of social marketing designed to increase enrollment in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Journal of Non-profit and Public Sector Marketing, 12(2).

Talen, M., Fraser, S., & Cauley, K., (2004). Training primary care psychologists: A model for predoctoral programs. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36(2).

Clasen, C., Meyer, C., Brun, C., Mase, W., & Cauley, K. (2003). Development of the Competency Assessment Tool — Mental Health, an instrument to assess core competencies for mental health care workers. Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 27(1), 10-17.

Talen, M., Fraser, S., & Cauley, K. (2002). From soup to nuts: Integrating clinical psychology training into primary care settings. Families, Systems and Health, 4.

Canfield A., Clasen C., Dobbins J., Cauley K, Hemphill S., Rodney M., & Walbroehl G. (2000). Service-learning in health professions education: A multiprofessional example. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 4(4), 102-108.

Lemkau, J., Ahmed, S., & Cauley, K. (2000). The history of health in Dayton: A community-academic partnership. American Journal of Public Health, 90, 1216-1217.

Maurana, C., & Cauley, K. (2000). Development of a multiprofessional educational initiative in the health professions: process and outcomes. National Academies of Practice Forum, 1, 263-269.

Jackson, L., Cauley, K., & Swonigan, T. (1997). Impact of multiprofessional intervention strategies in underserved communities. In J. Alvarez, M. Christensen, & R. Saafir (Eds.), Cultural Impact: Promoting Health Families and Community Support Systems. Chicago, Illinois: Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Miles-Curry, D., Hickok, K., & Cauley, K. (1997). Nursing clinical education in an urban public school. In J. Norbeck, C. Connolly, & J. Koerner (Eds.), Caring and Community: Concepts and Models for Service Learning in Nursing (pp. 99-110). Washington, D.C.: American Association for Higher Education.

Vetter, D., & Cauley, K. (1994). Partners in the process: Community academic collaboration. Proceedings Notebook, National Council of University Research Administrators Region IV Spring Conference.

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