Lisle Hites, PhD

Lisle Hites, PhD — Associate Professor

Dr. Lisle Hites joined the College of Community Health Sciences as associate professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health. He is also affiliated with the Institute for Rural Health Research, which is operated by the College. Hites received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), followed by a master’s degree in adult education, also from USM. He received a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a PhD in occupational health psychology from the Tulane University school of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Hites’s research interests include burnout in health care workers, chronic disease disparities in rural and underserved communities, and the associated health outcomes and financial impact.