Karen Hoefer

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Research Interests: Life Course, Mental Health Affects of the Pandemic on Small Business Owners, Veteran Suicide, Better Resources for Veterans, Grief, Power Dynamic of Musicians and their Fans, Eating Disorders, Mental Health and Stigma

Education:
  • B.A. Sociology; East Tennessee State University 2016
  • M.A. Sociology; East Tennessee State University, 2020
Work Experience:
  • Graduate Teaching Associate, East Tennessee State University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 2019
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, East Tennessee State University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 2017-2018
  • Research Assistant, East Tennessee State University, Applied Social Research Lab, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 2016-2018. Projects:
    • City of Kingsport, Tennessee: Kingsport and regional survey in support of downtown planning
    • The United Way of Greater Kingsport: Survey of community needs for UWGK service area
    • ETSU Advancement Service: Alumni Phonathon drive to contact approximately 75,000 alumni annually, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
    • Thank you calls: Calling alumni to thank them for previous donations
    • Day of giving: calling only alumni who have previously donated for donations
    • The Tennessee Poll: Statewide public opinion poll
    • ETSU College of Public Health DIDARP & DIDARP II: Administration of surveys, data gathering, and incentive management
    • Public Good Projects: Survey the citizens in Central Louisiana to measure impact of media campaign
    • City of Johnson City, TN: Citizen satisfaction survey for Johnson City Police Department
    • ETSU Counseling Center: Counseling Center services survey of students/ faculty/staff
    • Klein Buendel, INC: Recruitment for research participants in support of TN Health Chat Project
    • ETSU Research Development Committee: "Community Pharmacist Engagement in Hepatitis C and HIV Prevention: A Feasibility Study"
    • ETSU College of Public Health: Administration of surveys, data gathering, incentive management in support of projects 3 & 4 for evaluation of South Carolina Choose Well initiative
Publications: Awards and Honors:
  • East Tennessee State University School of Graduate Studies Research Grant, 2018
  • East Tennessee State University School of Graduate Studies Thesis Scholarship, 2019