Kari Finley, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist, Center for Health & Safety Culture

Dr. Kari Finley is a Senior Research Scientist for the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) in the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. Dr. Finley holds a Ph.D. in Human Services and a Master’s degree in Social Work. Key roles at the Center include experimental design, research and scientific writing, research project oversight, publishing and presenting at conferences. Her areas of interest are in substance abuse prevention and intervention, self-efficacy development, and the formation of attachment in children and adults. Dr. Finley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds certification as a Substance Abuse Professional. She has worked in the mental health and addiction fields for the past 11 years. She currently lives in Wyoming with her husband, Brian, and son, Jax.

Research Focus Affiliations

  • Safety and Operations
  • Safety Culture

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