Department of Epidemiology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health
Educational Institutions and Degrees Earned
- 2015 - 2017: MPH in Epidemiology, University of South Florida
- 2011 - 2014: BS in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Work and Research Experience
- 2021 – Present: Public Health Project Coordinator, CityMatCH
- 2019 - 2021: Graduate Research Assistant, CityMatCH
- 2019: Instructor for Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)
- 2017 - 2019: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Applied Epidemiology Fellow, Douglas County Health Department
- 2017: HIV/AIDS Surveillance Intern, Pinellas County Florida Department of Health
- 2016 - 2017: Graduate Research Volunteer, “Research towards implementing technology-based prevention with positives”, University of South Florida - National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded project (Dr. Stephanie Marhefka, PI)
- 2016 - 2017: Graduate Assistant, College of Public Health, University of South Florida
- 2016: Graduate Teaching Assistant, College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida
- Mental and behavioral health
- Children and adolescent health
- Trauma-related experiences among children and adolescents
- Psychosocial interventions, including spirituality and social relations
- Health disparities among vulnerable populations
- Implementation science
- Built environment and living conditions
- Lyons, K., Le, L. C., Pham, Y. T. H., Borron, C., Park, J. Y., Tran, C. T., ... & Pelucchi, C. (2018). Gastric cancer: Epidemiology, biology, and prevention: A mini review. European Journal of Cancer Prevention. DOI:10.1097/CEJ.0000000000000480.
- Tibbits, M., Lyons, K., Abresch, C. (2020). The ‘A’ is the weakest link: What local health departments are doing to improve adolescent health. Maternal and Child Health Journal. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-020-03078-z.
- Maloney, S. I., Abresch, C., Grimm, B., Lyons, K. & Tibbits, M. (2021). Factors associated with giving birth at advanced maternal age in the United States. Midwifery, 102975. DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.102975.
- Abresch, C., Grimm, B., Lyons, K., Maloney, S. & Tibbits, M. (2021): Who gets included in Collective Impact: A mixed methods study of 10 CI initiatives, Community Development, DOI: 10.1080/15575330.2021.1941161.
- Grimm, B., Ramos, A. K., Maloney, S., Abresch, C., Tibbits, M., Lyons, K., & Palm, D. (2021). The most important skills required by local public health departments for responding to community needs and improving health outcomes. Journal of Community Health, 1–8. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1007/s10900-021-01020-0.
- Abresch, C., Gilbert, C., Johnson, M., Karki, B., Lyons, K., Meyer, K., Tibbits, M., Toure, D. (2022). Understanding the Emotional Labor of Public Health Equity Work: A mixed methods study. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. DOI: 0.1007/s40615-022-01292-9.
- Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER)
- Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)