Biography

Dr. Nolan Kline received a PhD and MA in Applied Anthropology and an MPH from the University of South Florida. Prior to joining UCF, he served as faculty at Purdue University, Rollins College, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Dr. Kline’s research uses in-depth qualitative, community-based approaches to advance health equity and respond to pressing social and public health problems. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health NIH), including a current study funded through NIH’s Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS). His book, Pathogenic Policing: Immigration Enforcement and Health in the US South, was published by Rutgers University Press in 2019.

As an instructor, Dr. Kline has taught several community-based courses in which students work collaboratively with community organizations to address local public health problems and apply public health principles in real-world settings.  His pedagogy is informed by theories of engaged learning and learner-centered teaching. 

Dr. Kline has received several research, teaching, service, and community awards, including the Early Career Engaged Scholarship Faculty Award from the Florida Campus Compact and The Human Rights Defender Award from the Society for Applied Anthropology. In 2019, he was named as one of Orlando’s “40 under 40” by the Orlando Business Journal, and in 2024, he was made a fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology.  

Dr. Kline joined the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine Department of Population Health Sciences in 2023.  

Recent Publications:

Peer Reviewed Articles:

  1. Thompson, Erika L., Stacey B Griner, Jessica Grace, Grace Maynard, Idara N. Akpan, Kaeli Johnson, Nathaniel Webb, Sarah Alkhatib, and Nolan S. Kline. Online Recruitment of Qualitative Study Participants: Lessons Learned.” (accepted). Health Behavior Research Journal.
  • Griner, S.B., Neelamegam, M., Kline, N., Cotter, J.C., Dickinson, C., Farris, A., & Thompson, E.L. 2024. Assessing a continuing education course for dental hygienists to improve HPV and HPV vaccine knowledge and self-efficacy. Journal of Cancer Education.
  • Kline, Nolan, Nathaniel Webb, and Stacey B. Griner. 2023. Transgender Incarceration and Law Enforcement as a Source of Harm: Upstream and Primordial Prevention Perspectives. Violence and Victims, 38(6).

  • Kline, Nolan. Governing with Contagion: Pandemic Politics, COVID-19, and Undermining Public Health in Florida. 2023. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 37(4): 367-381.
  • Griner, Stacey B., Kaeli C. Johnson, Malinee Neelamegam, Nathaniel J. Webb, Ashlyn Kinard, Nolan Kline. 2023. Direct-to-Consumer STI Screening Methods: Preferred Communication Sources and Channels among Young Adult Women. Article accepted in Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 10-97.
  • Yockey, R. Andrew,Benjamin A. Cristol, Shanna Stryker, and Nolan Kline. 2023. Typical Sources and Locations of Marijuana among US Young Adults: Differences by Sexual Minority Status. Substance Use & Misuse, 58(5): 704-708
  • Russell, Emily, Nancy Chick, Nolan Kline, Amy McClure, and Steven Schoen.  2023. The Myth of the 50-Minute Epiphany: #MeToo and Implications for Teaching. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, 11. 
  • Thompson, Erika L., Annalynn M. Galvin, Ashvita Garg, Anelise Diener, Amber Deckard, Stacey Griner, Nolan Kline. 2023. A Socioecological Perspective to Contraceptive Access for Women Experiencing Homelessness. Contraception, 122.
  • Kline, Nolan S., Nathaniel J. Webb, Kaeli C. Johnson+, Hayley D. Yording, Stacey B. Griner, David J. Brunell. 2023. Mapping Transgender Policies in the US 2017-2021: The Role of Geography and Implications for Health Equity. Health and Place 80.
  1. LeBrón, Alana, Torres, Ivy, Kline, Nolan, Lopez, William, Novak, Nicole, and Young, Maria-Elena. 2023. Immigration and Immigrant Policies, Health, and Health Equity in the United States.  The Milbank Quarterly 101(S1): 119-152.

Book Chapters (select):

  1. Kline, Nolan. 2022. “Citizenship for Sale and Legality Foreclosed: Immigration, Financialization, and the US Health Care System.” In Migration and Health: Challenging the Borders of Belonging, Care, and Policy. Nadia El-Shaarawi and Stéphanie Larchancheé, eds. Berghahn.
  • Kline, Nolan, Andrés Acosta, Marco Antonio Quiroga, and Christopher Cuevas. 2022. “Resilience in the Time of a Pandemic: COVID-19, LGBTQ+ Latinx Activism, and the Politics of Belonging.” In Latinx Belonging: Community Building and Resilience in the United States. Natalia Deeb-Sossa and Jennifer Bickham Mendez, eds. University of Arizona Press.
  • Vickers, Mary, and Nolan Kline. 2022. “Commonplace Terror: The Everyday Harassment of Immigrants in Central Florida.” Race, Gender, and Political Culture in the Trump Era: The Fascist Allure. Christine Kray and Uli Linke, eds. Routledge.
  • Kline, Nolan. 2021. “The Dead and the Living Dead: Immigrant Policing, Health Reform, and Kidney Failure among Undocumented Immigrants in Georgia.” In Migration and Mortality: Social Death, Dispossession, and Survival in the Americas. Jamie Longazel and Miranda Cady Hallet, eds. Temple University Press.
  • Kline, Nolan. 2021. “Constructing the Undeserving Citizen: The Embodied Consequences of Immigration Enforcement in the US South.” In Embodying Borders Migrants’ Right to Health, Universal Rights and Local Policies. Laura Ferrero, Ana Cristina Vargas, and Chiara Quagliariello, eds. Berghahn Books.
  • Kline, Nolan, Cheryl Vamos, Coralia Vázquez-Otero, Elizabeth Lockhart, Sara Proctor, Kristen J. Wells, and Ellen Daley. 2021. Migratory Labour and the Politics of Prevention: Motility and HPV Vaccination among Florida Farmworkers.” In Immobility and Medicine – Exploring Stillness, Waiting and the In-Between. Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Bruno Vindrola-Padros and Kyle Lee-Crossett, eds. Palgrave-McMillin
  • Kline, Nolan, Mary Vickers, Jeannie Economos, and Chris Furino. 2020. Academic and Activist Collaboration in Turbulent Times: Responding to Immigrant Policing in Central Florida.” In Anthropology and Activism: New Contexts, New Conversations. Anna Willow and Kelly Yotebieng, eds. Routledge.
  • Kline, Nolan, and Heide Castañeda. 2020. “Immigration Enforcement Policies and Latinx Health.” In New and Emerging Issues in Latinx Health. Scott Rhodes and Airin Martinez, eds. Springer.

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