Our Team - Kayla Alvis

Kayla Alvis


PhD student | The Ohio State University

Alvis is a doctoral candidate in rural sociology at The Ohio State University with an interdisciplinary specialization in demography and background in applied behavior analysis. She earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Mississippi and her MS in Applied Behavior Analysis from Southern Illinois University. She has experience in both clinical and research settings and has served on boards aimed at improving rural health outcomes. Her primary research interests include how spatial inequality shapes health and wellbeing, particularly for adults with disabilities, and the impacts of policy on health equity across contexts. Alvis is a research assistant within OPEN and contributes to work on the Ohio Survey of Women project.