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Meredith Bagwell-Gray

Assistant Professor
PhD, Arizona State University School of Social Work
Primary office:
Twente Hall
Room 300A


Meredith Bagwell-Gray, MSW, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas. With an emphasis on health equity research, Dr. Bagwell-Gray studies the intersections of race, gender, and age with environmental factors, like living in rural areas, and contextual factors, like experiencing intimate partner violence, on women’s health and safety.


Research Interests Violence against women Health Disparities HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention Syndemic HIV, substance use, mental health and violence Development and testing of innovative interventions (e.g., web- and app-based interventions, trauma-informed sexual safety planning)

Selected Publications

Selected Publications Bagwell-Gray, M. E. (2019). Application of an intimate partner sexual violence taxonomy to women’s experiences of sexual violence in intimate relationships: New insights and understanding [Journal Articles]. Journal of Interpersonal Violence . Published. Bagwell-Gray, M. E. (2018). Establishing positive sexuality and reducing HIV risk: Women’s healing journey from intimate partner violence [Journal Articles]. Qualitative Health Research . Published.

Selected Grants

Selected Grants Assessing the Acceptability, Feasibility, and Efficacy of a Novel Intervention to Reduce Cervical Cancer Risk Among Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. American Cancer Society. $31784.10. Submitted 1/1/2019 (6/1/2019 - 6/30/2020). Private. Status: Funded


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