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Christopher Keys

  • Emeritus
  • ​​​​PhD​       
  • Psychology
  • (773) 325-4014
  • ​​​Byrne Hall, Room 535   
BA Oberlin, 1968
MA University of Cincinnati, 1971
PhD University of Cincinnati, 1973

Major Areas of Interest
  • Advocacy and empowerment of people with disabilities from a community psychology perspective
  • Developing and evaluating programs of competence development
  • Mentoring
  • Peer mentoring
  • Intensive case management for youth of color with disabilities
  • The positive psychology of disability
  • Culture, race and disability
  • Participatory community research methods
  • Community psychology
  • Empirically supported interventions for people with disabilities
Representative Sample of Publications
Balcazar, F., Suarez, Y., Adames, S., Keys, C., Garcia-Ramirez, M., Paloma, V. (2012) A case study of liberation among Latino immigrant families who have children with disabilities. American Journal of Community Psychology. 49, 283-293.

Hunter, B., Jason, L. & Keys, C. (2012) Factors of empowerment for women in recovery. American Journal of Community Psychology, doi 10.1007/s10464-012-9499-5

Alcantara, L., Harper, G. & Keys, C. (2012) “There’s gotta be some give and take”: Community partner perspectives on benefits and contributions associated with community partnerships with youth. Youth and Society, doi:10.1177/0044118X12467657

Patka, M., Keys, C., Henry, D. & McDonald, K. (2013) Attitudes of Pakistani community members and staff toward people with intellectual disability. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 118, 32-43.

DiGangi, J.A., Jason, L. A., Gomez, D., Mendoza, L., Keys, C., & Koenen, K. (2013) Prospective, longitudinal studies of posttraumatic stress disorder: A systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 33, 728-744.

Keys, C., McMahon, S. & Viola, J. (2014) Including students with disabilities in urban public schools: Community psychology theory and research. Journal of Intervention and Prevention in the Community, 42, 1-6.

Balcazar, F., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Ritzler, T., & Keys, C. (Eds.) (2009) Race, Culture and Disability: Rehabilitation Research and Practice. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

McMahon, S. & Keys, C., (Eds.) (2014). Special issue: Implementing inclusion of students with disabilities in urban schools. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community. 42, 1.

Bond, M., Keys, C., & Serrano-Garcia, I. (Eds.) (in preparation, 2016) Handbook of Community Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Professional Associations

Midwestern Psychological Association, Charter Fellow

APA Division 27 (Society for Community Research and Action), Fellow

American Psychological Association, Fellow ​