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Kimberly McKay

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Affiliated Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Education

  • PhD, Center for Social Work Education, Widener University
  • MEd, Human Sexuality Studies, Widener University
  • MSW, University of Utah
  • BS, Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah

Research Interests

  • Gender and sexuality
  • Intersectionality on environmental justice, gender, healthcare access, historical context, identities, poverty, race, religion and sexuality within social work
  • Juvenile criminal justice
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Medicalization of sexuality
  • Reproductive justice
  • Violence prevention

Publications

Ashline, J., & McKay, K. (2017). Content analysis of patient voices at the FDA’s “Female Sexual Dysfunction Patient-Focused Drug Development Public Meeting”. Sexuality & Culture. 21(2), 569-592. doi: 10.1007/s12119-016-9405-7

Irvin, J. & McKay, K. (2016). Ten things all social workers should know about sexuality. The New Social Worker Social Work Careers Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.socialworker.com/

Begun, S., Bird, M., Ramseyer Winter, V., Massey Combs, K., & McKay, K. (2016). Correlates of social work students’ abortion knowledge and attitudes: Implications for education and research. Social Work in Public Health, 31(4), 276-287. doi: 10.1080/19371918.2015.1137510

Begun, S., Kattari, S. K., McKay, K., Ramseyer Winter, V., & O’Neill, E. (2016). Exploring U.S. social work students’ sexual attitudes and abortion viewpoints. Journal of Sex Research, 54(6), 752-763. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2016.1186586

Ramseyer Winter, V., O’Neill, E., Begun, S., Kattari, S. K., & McKay, K. (2016). MSW student perceptions of sexual health as relevant to the profession: Do social work educational experiences matter? Social Work in Health Care, 55(8), 614-634. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2016.1189476

Ramseyer Winter, V., Kattari, S. K., Begun, S., & McKay, K. (2016). Personal and professional values: Relationships between social workers’ reproductive health knowledge, attitudes, and ethical decision-making. Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics, 13(2), 36-46. 

Presentations

McKay, K. (2017, January). Sexuality education within US masters of social work programs. Paper presentation, Society for Social Work Research, New Orleans, LA.

McKay, K., & Ashline, J. (2017, January). Women’s experiences of female sexual dysfunction as reported at the FDA’s patient focused meeting. Paper presentation, Society for Social Work Research, New Orleans, LA.

Cacchioni, T., Segal, J., Canner, L. Hicks, K. McKay, K., & Ashline, J. (2016, October) What I learned at the FDA: 2014-2015. Panel presentation, New View Campaign: Challenging the Medicalization of Sex, Bloomington, IN.

McKay, K. (2016, August). Sexuality education within US masters of social work programs. Paper presentation, International Sexuality and Social Work Conference, Olten, Switzerland.

Ashline, J., & McKay, K. (2016, August). Women’s experiences of female sexual dysfunction as reported at the FDA’s patient focused meeting. Paper presentation, International Sexuality and Social Work Conference, Olten, Switzerland.

McKay, K., Kattari, S.K., Begun, S., & Ramseyer Winter, V. (2016, June). Perceived reproductive health-related ethical decision-making in social work. Poster presentation, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Kattari, S. K., McKay, K., Begun, S., & Ramseyer Winter, V. (2016, June). Perceived relevance of preventive sexual health topics to social work: A study of MSW students. Poster presentation, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Begun, S., McKay, K., Ramseyer Winter, V., Kattari, S. K., Gomez, A. M., Craddock, J., Jacobson, S., & Bird, M. (2016, January). Social workers’ abortion attitudes: Relationships between demographics, religiosity, and implications for social work practice. Paper presentation, Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

McKay, K., Kattari, S. K., Begun, S., & Ramseyer Winter, V. (2016, January). Attitudes regarding sexuality and abortion among social work students. Paper presentation in symposium: Negotiating and communicating sexuality: Multiple methodologies; diverse inquiries, Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Begun, S., Kattari, S. K., McKay, K., & Ramseyer Winter, V. (2015, November). Social work students' abortion views: The role of sexual attitudes and sociodemographic characteristics. Paper presentation, American Public Health Association 143rd Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Winter, V. R., O’Neill, E., Begun, S., & McKay, K. (2015, November). Are sexual and reproductive health issues relevant to the social work profession? A study of MSW students. Paper presentation, American Public Health Association 143rd Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

McKay, K. (2015, October). Sexuality education within MSW programs, implications of the 2015 EPAS.

Poster presentation, Council Social Work Education Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Begun, S.K., Kattari, S., and McKay, K. (2015, October). Impact of sexual attitudes on abortion       viewpoints among U.S. social work students. Paper presentation, Council on Social Work Education Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

McKay, K., & Goldberg-Glen, R. (2015, February). The life satisfaction of elderly Chinese widows living      alone and those living with adult children. Poster presentation, Association for Gerontology in     Higher Education's 41st Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.

McKay, K. (2012, April). Agency collaboration: Lessons learned from juvenile diversion project. Poster presentation, School of Human Service Professions’ Graduate Student Research Symposium, Widener University, Chester, PA.