Kim Isett

Associate Professor
Public Policy

Kimberley Roussin Isett earned a Ph.D. in Management with a specialization in organization theory from the University of Arizona (School of Public Administration and Policy, Eller College of Management) in 2001.  Her work concentrates on institutional pressures and dynamics in implementing government services, with a particular interest in the delivery of services to vulnerable populations. To date, Dr. Isett has been awarded over $1m as a Principal Investigator.  Grant and contract funded work has included an evaluation of New York City’s HIV/AIDS Services Administration, a large eight state evaluation of the implementation of evidence-based practices in mental health (adult populations), and a four state study and evaluation of new models of service implementation in juvenile justice systems, focusing on the expansion and implementation of evidence based social services.  She was recognized by the Academy of Management in both 2001 and 2002 for excellence in research by the Healthcare Management and Public and Nonprofit divisions, was awarded the “Best Article Award” in 2005 by the American Review of Public Administration, and participated in the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Mental Health Policy Research Network as a network associate.  Isett has worked with elected officials and policymakers at all levels of government on a variety of issues through professional positions and consulting roles.  She completed a National Institute of Mental Health sponsored post doctoral fellowship at the Cecil G. Sheps Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, under the mentorship of Joseph P. Morrissey.