Welcome Dr. Chasity Ratliff-Pierce, Lead Epidemiologist

Chasity Ratliff-Pierce, Ph.D., is an applied social psychologist with specialized training in the use of quantitative and qualitative research methodology. She earned a B.S. degree in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in applied psychology from Southern Illinois University in 2018 and 2020. Dr. Ratliff-Pierce is currently a faculty member in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Southeast Missouri State University, where she teaches courses in developmental and social psychology. As EPIC’s Lead Epidemiologist, Dr. Ratliff-Pierce will examine ways to increase the impact of EPIC programs on individual, familial, behavioral, developmental, and socio-cultural/environmental risk and protective factors related to substance abuse.

Joining together in a common effort to build a healthy and safe community, reducing the risks of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs while promoting the healthy attitudes and behaviors of youth in Southeast Missouri.