About Kentucky Behavioral Health Outcomes Studies

  • About UK CDAR BHOS
  • Behavioral Health Expertise
  • Reliable Data Analysis
  • Data Management Expertise
  • Research Products
  • Contact UK CDAR BHOS
  • The University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (UK CDAR) Behavioral Health Outcome Studies (BHOS) team has a long history of collaboration with a variety of agencies at the local, state, national and federal level to deliver research services and products. The BHOS team provides critical information for understanding behavioral health, including substance abuse and interpersonal violence, across the state of Kentucky, and to inform key stakeholders about program outcomes.

    Research by the BHOS team has:

    • Diverse expertise of faculty and staff who have a broad-based understanding of behavioral health outcomes including prevention and treatment of a variety of problems such as substance abuse and interpersonal violence as well as knowledge of research methods, evaluation expertise, and analytic tools.
    • Methodologically rigorous and secure data management protocols.
    • Ongoing technological advances in systems/products delivered.
    • Exceptional follow-up rates.
    • Tailored clinical tools.
    • Comprehensive data analysis.
    • Tools and products that translate research findings for service providers, clients, policymakers, and other key stakeholders in communities across the state.
    • Proven experience in collaborating with a wide variety of key stakeholders and agencies.


    The UK CDAR BHOS team is committed to conducting applied and socially relevant research that helps policymakers and service providers better understand client populations, service delivery, program outcomes for client populations, and benefits and costs of providing publicly funded programs to Kentucky’s citizens. Putting useful and sound research into the hands of stakeholders, consumers, and policymakers is our primary objective.


    Robert Walker, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., is Assistant Professor in Behavioral Science at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Center on Drug and Alcohol Research. He has almost 30 years’ experience as a clinician and agency director and has authored over 80 papers. He teaches in the UK College of Social Work in the doctoral program.

    Email: robert.walker@uky.edu Phone: (859) 257-6623

    TK Logan, Ph.D. is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on violence against women, and has served as professor in the Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine, and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research at the University of Kentucky for over 15 years. Her research and writings most recently have focused on protective order effectiveness, partner stalking, health disparities of rural women with partner violence experiences, and sexual assault.  Professor Logan is an author on over 125 research articles and four books and serves on the editorial board of three international journals and she is involved with several local, statewide, and national boards and organizations in working to prevent violence against women.

    Email: tklogan@uky.edu Phone: (859) 257-8248

    Jennifer Cole, Ph.D. is currently appointed as a research title series assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Science and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research at the University of Kentucky. She is a faculty associate of the Center on Trauma & Children in the College of Medicine. Dr. Cole is Principal Investigator of an evaluation study of publicly-funded substance abuse treatment programs for adolescents in Kentucky (AKTOS) and she serves as Co-Investigator for two studies: a statewide evaluation of publicly-funded substance abuse treatment for adults (KTOS) and an evaluation of opiate replacement treatment in Kentucky (KORTOS).

    Email: jecole2@uky.edu Phone: (859) 257-9332

    Jeb Messer is a graduate of UK and has worked at CDAR in all areas of IT since 1999. He developed the CDAR data collection systems and narrative reports and currently supervises and provides technical support, and consults with program directors.

    Email: jeb.messer@uky.edu Phone: (859) 257-1400

    Terry Hunt provides administrative support for projects including developing budgets, monitoring contract compliance, procurement of supplies and equipment and processing participant payments.  Terry also assists in editing project reports, developing training materials and providing on-site training as needed.  Background includes 5 years in local government grant administration and 17 years in management in community mental health.

    Email: terry.hunt@uky.edu Phone: (859) 257-6386

    Allison Scrivner has served in various research roles at UK CDAR since 1999. Currently, she manages and analyzes data for the KY-MOMS MATR evaluation study and designs the annual reports, translational products and website for the Behavioral Health Outcome Studies team.

    Email: almate00@uky.edu Phone: (859) 257-3218

    Jaime Miller has been at CDAR for 2 years as a Research Assistant on the BHOS follow-up studies where her main responsibilities include entering follow-up data, completing participant payments, and making follow-up calls. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2011 and plans to continue her studies in graduate school.

    Email: jjmiller0419@gmail.com Phone: 859-257-9061