Dr. King is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences and a health services researcher at the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC, HSR&D). She received her PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University where her areas of concentration were developmental research methodology and adult development. Dr. King's research focuses on the relationships between particular psychological/psychosocial variables and health behaviors as well as various indicators of physical health and chronic disease management and prevention. Her interests include implementation science, health services research and health measurement. She also has a strong interest in health and health-related processes within couples and families.