Sally Kuykendall, Ph.D.

Professor of Health Services
Phone: (610) 660-1530
Fax: (610) 660 3359

Dr. Sally Kuykendall (pronounced KIRK ken Dahl) earned a diploma in nursing, BSc (Hons) in chemistry, MS in health education and PhD in health studies. Her area of expertise is youth and family violence prevention. To date, she has secured a total of over $3.5million in grant support. From 2001-2007, Kuykendall (Black) conducted one of the first independent evaluations of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in the United States.  The study yielded several novel ways to measure violence and program fidelity. Kuykendall provided content expertise on two children's books and the PBS show "Beyond the Bully" by KSMQ in Rochester, MN. Kuykendall is currently working on an encylcopedia of public health.


R.N. Thomas Jefferson University (1981) Diploma in Nursing
B.Sc. (Hons) Plymouth Polytechnic, England (1988) Chemistry and Biology
M.S. Saint Joseph’s University (1996) Health Education
Ph.D. Temple University (2001) Health Studies

Professional Experience

1981-1982 Agency Nurse, Philadelphia, PA
1982-1989 State Registered Nurse, United Kingdom
1990-1993 Registered Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Philadelphia and Abington, PA
1993-1994 Clinical Instructor of medical-surgical nursing, Abington School of Nursing, Abington, PA
1995-1996 Clinical Research Coordinator, SmithKline Beecham
1998-2000 Teaching Assistant of Health Sciences, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2000-2005 Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2002-2004 Visiting Professor of Health Services, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
2004-2011 Assistant Professor of Health Services, Saint Joseph’s University
2011-2014 Chair and Associate Professor of Health Services, Saint Joseph’s University
2014-present Professor of Health Services, Saint Joseph's University


Kuykendall, S. (2012). Bullying: Health and Medical Issues Today, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Greenwood Press.

Kuykendall, S. (2013). Measuring the impact of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program: An evaluation study. SAGE Cases in Methodology.

Perdew, L. (2014) Bullying. S. Kuykendall (ed). Abdo publishing: Minneapolis, MN.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (* co-author is a community partner)

Black, S., (1997). Dream Interpretation, The Nursing Spectrum, 6, 24.

Black, S., Davis, M.B.*, & Dempsey, S.H.* (2010). Practitioner Recommended Practices for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence. Health Promotion Practice, 11 (6), 900-907.

Black, S., & Hausman, A. (2008). Adolescents’ Views of Guns in a High-Violence Community. Journal of Adolescent Research. 23 (5), 592-610.

Black, S., Hausman, A., Dempsey, S.H.*, Davis, M.B.*, & Robbins, S.* (Spring 2009). From childhood exposure to domestic violence victimization: Female intergenerational transmission of domestic violence. Family Violence Prevention & Health Practice E-journal available at: 

Black, S. & Jackson, E.* (2007) Using bullying incident density to evaluate the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. School Psychology International Journal, 28, 623-638.

Black, S.A., & Matthews, G. P. (1989). Colorimetric and gas chromatographic determination of total fluoride in toothpastes containing ionic and covalent fluoride, Analytical Proceedings, 26, 67-69.

Black, S., & Washington, E.* (2008). Evaluation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in Nine Urban Schools: Effective Practices and Next Steps, Educational Research Service Spectrum, 26 (4), 7-19.

Black, S., Washington, E.*, Trent, V.* Harner. P.* & Pollock, E. (2010). Translating the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program into real world practice. Health Promotion Practice, 11(5), 733-740.

Black, S., Weinles, D.* & Jackson, E.* (2010). Victim strategies to stop bullying. Youth Violence & Juvenile Justice, 8(2), 138-147.

Grants and Awards

Family Safe Zone funded by Barra Foundation, Children's Trust Fund, and Saint Christopher's Foundation

Partnering with Parents funded by Chidlren's Trust Fund

Pediatric Champions funded by the Barra Foundation

Evaluation of the National Health Corps funded by Americorps

Caregivers Helping to Affect and Nurture Children Early (CHANCE) program evaluations funded by the Children’s Trust Fund and Safe and Bright Futures for Children

Evaluation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program funded by Center for Safe Schools, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) and PA Department of Education

Healthy Lessons for Urban Youth a non-competing grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control

Implementation of the Second Step program funded by PCCD

Research-based violence and delinquency prevention in Philadelphia funded by PCCD


Workplace bullying, adverse childhood experiences, trauma