Faculty Profile for Dr. Keya Sen

profile photo for Dr. Keya Sen
Dr. Keya Sen
Assistant Professor — School of Health Administration
ENC 250
phone: (512) 245-3508

Biography Section

Biography and Education

University of North Texas
Ph.D. Health Service Research, August 2020
Dissertation: “The Relationship between Social Isolation and Wellbeing in Older Adults”
The State University of New York at Cortland
M.S. Community Health
The University of Calcutta at Kolkata, India
B.Ed. Education

Teaching Interests

Healthcare Quality Improvement, Culture and Management, Global Public Health, Community Health Education and Promotion, Health Informatics, Health Services administration

Research Interests

Social Isolation
Life Course and Aging
Community-Based Participatory Research for enhancing the quality of life for seniors

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. H., Osborne, R., Renick, O., & Sen, K. (2022). Assessing the effectiveness of intergenerational virtual service-learning on loneliness and ageism: A pre-post study. Healthcare, 10(5), 1–10. https://doi.org/doi: 10.3390/healthcare10050893
  • Sen, K., Prybutok, V., Prybutok, G., & Senn, W. (2022). Mechanisms of Social Interaction and Virtual Connections as Strong Predictors of Wellbeing of Older Adults. Healthcare, 10(3), 553. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10030553
  • Moore, A., Poché, B., Baniya, G., Sen, K., & Vosvick, M. (2021). Depression, Social Vigilance, and Physical Health Symptoms and Sensations among Sexual Minority Aging Adults in Texas. The Journal of Aging and Social Change, 11(2), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.18848/2576-5310/cgp/v11i02/1-12
  • Sen, K., & Ingman, S. (2021). The Elder Health Information Technology Framework for Geriatric Care in Rural India: A Policy Initiative. Communications and Network, 13(01), 12–24. https://doi.org/10.4236/cn.2021.131002
  • Sen, K., Prybutok, G., & Prybutok, V. (2021). The use of digital technology for social wellbeing reduces social isolation in older adults: A systematic review. SSM - Population Health, 17, 101020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.101020

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Research Paper, Green Cities Conference. 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Scholarly and Teaching Excellence Program, Texas State University. 2021 - 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Scholarly and Teaching Excellence Program, Texas State University. 2021 - 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Equity, Inclusion Task Force, Minnesota State University. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faculty Excellence Award, Minnesota State University. 2021

Selected Grants

  • Fulton, Lawrence V (Principal), Biediger-Friedman, Lesli M (Co-Principal), Qasem, Apan Muhammad (Co-Principal), Villagran, Melinda Morris (Co-Principal), Renick, Cecil O (Co-Principal), Mileski, Michael (Supporting), Ramamonjiarivelo, Zo H (Supporting), Sen, Keya (Co-Principal), Mendez, Francis A (Supporting), Charles, Joni S J (Supporting), Perez, Eduardo (Supporting), Shanmugam, Ram (Supporting), Stigler Granados, Paula Elaine (Supporting), Hwang, Sangchul Scott (Supporting). Nutrition for Underserved Elderly via Application (NUEVA), DHHS (Administration for Community Living, acl.gov), Federal, $3000000. (Submitted: March 10, 2022, Funded: August 2022 - August 2027). Grant.
  • Sen, Keya. Service-Learning Excellnce Program, Texas State University, $500. (Funded: 2022). Grant.
  • Sen, Keya (Supporting). Hill Collaborative Grant, Syracuse University, Federal, $10215. (Funded: 2016 - Present). Grant.
  • Sen, Keya (Supporting). Syracuse Lead Study, Syracuse University, Federal, $1809340. (Funded: 2016 - Present). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Service-Learning Excellence Program at TXST
International Research Conference, TXST
MHA Comprehensive Examination Committee, TXST
Multicultural Sensitivity Project
Marketing Endeavors for International Student Admission, TXST