Faculty Profile for Dr. Keya Sen

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Dr. Keya Sen
Assistant Professor — School of Health Administration
ENC 250
phone: (512) 245-3508

Biography Section

Biography and Education

University of North Texas
Ph.D. in Health Service Research, August 2020
Dissertation: “The Relationship between Social Isolation and Wellbeing in Older Adults”
State University of New York at Cortland
M.S. in Community Health
University of Calcutta at Kolkata, India
M.A. in Political Science (International Relations and Global Politics)
B.Ed. Social Science (Professional Teaching Certification for High School)

Teaching Interests

Healthcare and Quality Improvement
Healthcare Culture and Management
Global Public Health
Aging courses
Community Health Education and Promotion
Health Informatics
Health Service Administration

Research Interests

Social Isolation and Older Adults
Community-Based Participatory Research for enhancing the quality of life for seniors
Child health outcomes and risk factors of cardiac diseases

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Moore, A., Poché, B., Baniya, G., Sen, K., & Vosvick, M. (2021). Depression, Social Vigilance, and Physical Health Symptoms and Sensations among Sexual Minority Aging Adults in Texas. The Journal of Aging and Social Change, 11(2), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.18848/2576-5310/cgp/v11i02/1-12
  • Sen, K., & Ingman, S. (2021). The Elder Health Information Technology Framework for Geriatric Care in Rural India: A Policy Initiative. Communications and Network, 13(01), 12–24. https://doi.org/10.4236/cn.2021.131002
  • Sen, K. (2021). The use of digital technology for social wellbeing reduces social isolation in older adults: A systematic review. SSM Population Health.
  • Amini, R., Chee, K. H., Keya, S., & Ingman, S. R. (2021). Elder Care in Iran: A Case with a Unique Demographic Profile. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 33(6), 611–625. https://doi.org/10.1080/08959420.2020.1722896
  • Sen, K., & Prybutok, G. (2021). A Quality Mobility Program Reduces Elderly Social Isolation. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, 45(1), 14–26. https://doi.org/10.1080/01924788.2019.1700881

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Equity, Inclusion Task Force, Minnesota State University. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faculty Excellence Award, Minnesota State University. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Collaborative Online International Learning, Minnesota State University. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Research Paper, South West Decision Science Institute. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: HPS/RHS Rapoport Friedsam Scholarship, University of North Texas. 2017 - 2019

Selected Grants

  • Sen, Keya. Service-Learning Excellnce Program Grant, Texas State University, Texas State University, $500. (Funded: 2022). Grant.
  • Sen, Keya. Hill Collaborative Grant, Syraccuse University, Federal, $10215. (Funded: 2016 - 2017). Grant.
  • Sen, Keya. Syracuse Lead Study, Syracuse University, Federal, $1809340. (Funded: 2016 - 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

International Research Conference Coordinator, TXST
MHA Comprehensive Examination Committee, TXST
Multicultural Sensitivity Project
Service-Learning Excellence Program at TXST
Reviewer / Referee