Experts in the Field of Homeless


Kimberly Tyler, a sociologist who holds a Ph.D from Iowa State University, specializes in child abuse and neglect, victimization, mental health, HIV risk behaviors, homeless and high-risk youth, dating violence and substance abuse. Her current research focuses on how different sleeping arrangements of homeless youth are linked to physical and sexual street victimization. Other current work identifies clusters of homeless youth based on their exposure to different forms of child abuse and street victimization, the factors that distinguish each cluster, and how these unique clusters are related to youths’ mental health.