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School of Human
Environmental Sciences

102 Erikson Hall,
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
tel: (859) 257-3887

Claudia J. Heath, Ph.D.

Claudia J. Heath


(859) 257-7737

Curriculum Vitae

Iowa State University, 1981

University of Missouri-Columbia, 1976
Family Economics

University of Oklahoma, 1971
Vocational Home Economics Education

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Faculty & Staff

Dr. Claudia J. Heath is well established as a researcher specializing in issues related to the economic well-being of families, individuals, and, specifically, women. Her educational background in economics, combined with a focus on women and families, supports her interest in labor force participation of women, low-income and poor families, welfare and poverty issues, and public policy issues of women and families. Dr. Heath's recent scholarly activities focus on economic self-sufficiency and the economic effects of marriage on well-being.

Dr. Heath holds the rank of Professor. On the UK campus, her invited faculty-based academic affiliations include: Faculty Affiliate, UK Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR); Faculty Associate, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR); and Faculty Affiliate, Gender and Women's Studies Program (GWS).  She also serves on the President's Commission on Women and has recently completed her second term as a member of the Board of Directors of the UK Athletic Board.

In addition to previous service as editor of the Journal of Consumer Affairs, a scholarly refereed journal, she serves as manuscript reviewer for several association conferences and journals. Dr. Heath has a history of leadership and service through election to regional and national offices, recognitions, and awards. Among these are President, Missouri Valley Economic Association (MVEA); Vice-President of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS); President of the American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI); recipient of the 1997 Leader Award from AAFCS; and 2001-2002 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow.
Course Instruction
  • FAM 251: Personal and Family Finance
  • FAM 350: Consumer Issues
  • FAM 390: Introduction to Research methods in Family Sciences
  • Family Economic Well-Being
  • Research Methodology
  • Statistical Model Building
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