Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Global Health Topic(s)

Behavioral Sciences


United States of America (the)

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(615) 512-0036
1025 Hart Road; Pisgah Forest, NC 28768


Ph.D., University of Connecticut

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Kenneth Wallston Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology in Nursing (School of Nursing)
Professor of Psychology (A&S)
Professor of Psychology and Human Development (Peabody)
Professor of Human and Organizational Development (Peabody)

I am a social/health psychologist who has been on the Vanderbilt faculty since 1971. Most of my work has centered around adaptation to chronic illness, with a particular interest in individual differences that predict health behaviors and health status. I am most well known as one of the developers of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control scales, a group of measures that are used throughout the world.

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