Medical Sociology

Kevin Hylton, PhD, is a Medical Sociologist with more than 25 years of experience managing and directing federal and private sector contracts in public health, education, and human services, with technical expertise in program evaluation, data management and analysis, capacity building, training, and technical assistance. Dr. Hylton has expertise in a broad range of behavioral health-related issues, including substance abuse prevention and treatment, the prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, domestic violence and educational disparities, and diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. Dr. Hylton has been in a leadership capacity for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program, serving as a technical/subject matter expert lead for SBIRT’s implementation in clinical settings and for the training of medical residency and health professional training grantees. Dr. Hylton was also one of the lead behavioral scientists for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions (DEBI), which was designed to bring science-based individual, group, and community-level HIV prevention interventions to community-based service providers, and state and local health departments. In addition, Dr. Hylton has been an evaluator for federal multi-site evaluations of universities and college programs, and other non-profit organizations.

Dr. Hylton has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports, and has presented papers at professional meetings and international conferences. He is faculty in the University of Maryland system, where he teaches more than 15 different courses in the Sociology, Psychology, and Behavioral Sciences Departments and the School of Social Work. Dr. Hylton holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from Howard University and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from SUNY College at Buffalo.