Barbara Kondilis holds a Master of Public Health and a Master of Social Work from Boston University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. She served as the Coordinator of the Career Office while at the Boston University School of Social Work. She is a licensed clinical social worker (in Massachusetts) with over ten years’ experience specializing in individual, family, and group therapy. Her work settings have included hospitals, schools, health clinics, a health maintenance organization, and federal and state institutions in the United States in the areas of public health, mental health, research, and education/training. As a public health professional, she worked for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, coordinated a statewide diabetes quality improvement initiative for the State of Rhode Island, and spearheaded several health communication initiatives. Her professional interests include health education, communication, quality improvement, community and individual empowerment, policy, diversity awareness, and financial psychology. She was a recipient of an EU Marie Curie Reintegration Grant and continues to do research on health literacy collaborating with several institutions in Greece. She served as Coordinator of Student Affairs for Hellenic American University for over six years, and the Academic Director of General Education. She is an adjunct faculty member and teaches in the BSPSY and MBA programs.
Barbara’s research interests include health psychology, health communication, chronic and infectious diseases, quality improvement, and diversity awareness.