Kenneth Hergenrather

Kenneth Hergenrather
Professor, Counseling
(202) 994-1334

Dr. Hergenrather has been awarded $2,000,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration.

He has authored more than 45 peer reviewed articles, co-authored 5 book chapters, and presented more than 75 peer-reviewed national/international presentations.

He is a past President of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) and an Executive Board Member for the National Working Positive Coalition.

Dr. Hergenrather serves on the editorial boards for AIDS Education and Prevention, the Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, and Rehabilitation Research, Education, and Policy Journal. He also serves as a member of the District of Columbia Center for AIDS Research (DC-CFAR) as well as its sub-group: MSM Scientific Interest Group.

Dr. Hergenrather held a visiting professorship with the Health & Lifestyles Intervention Applied Research Center at Coventry University in the UK from 2006-2011 while concurrently serving as a Research Fellow for the American Psychological Association Cyber-mentors from 2008-2011.

Dr. Hergenrather received the 2008 NCRE Researcher of the Year Award, the 2009 University of South Carolina School of Medicine Distinguished Master's Alumni Award, and the 2011 National Rehabilitation Association Mid-Atlantic Rehabilitation Professional Development Award.

Education
Ph.D., Auburn University
M.R.C., University of South Carolina School of Medicine
M.S.Ed., University of Toledo
B.B.A., University of Toledo

Publications

Hergenrather, K.C., Emmauel, A. D., & Rhodes, S.D. (in press) Employment as a social determinant of health: Exploring the relationship between neurocognitive function and employment status.

Hergenrather, K. C., Emmanuel, D., Durant, S., & Rhodes, S. D. (2016). Enhancing HIV prevention among young men who have sex with men: A systematic review of HIV behavioral interventions for young gay and bisexual men. AIDS Education & Prevention, 28(3).

Hergenrather, K. C., Zeglin, R., Conyers, L., Misrok, M., & Rhodes, S. D. (2016). Persons living with HIV/AIDS: Employment as a social determinant of health. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 30(1), 4-31

Hergenrather, K. C., Zeglin, R., McGuire-Kuletz, M., & Rhodes, S. D. (2015). Exploring employment as a social determinant of health: A systematic review of longitudinal studies identifying employment trajectories and mental health outcomes. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education 29(3), 261-290.

Hergenrather, K. C., Zeglin, R., McGuire-Kuletz, M., & Rhodes, S. D. (2015). Employment as a social determinant of health: A review of longitudinal studies exploring the relationship between employment status and physical health. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education 29(1), 2-26.

Hergerather, K.C., McGuire-Kuletz, M. Beveridge, S., & Zeglin, R. J. (2015). Young adulthood and human development: Applications for persons with disabilities. In A. Sales (Ed.) Human Growth Development Considerations for Rehabilitation Counselors (2nd ed., pp.101-129). Linn Creek, MO: Aspen Professional Services.

Hergenrather, K. C., Geishecker, S., Clark, G, & Rhodes, S. (2014). Employment as a social determinant of health: An urban partnership’s experience with intervention development and implementation using CBPR. In S. Rhodes (Ed.) Innovations in HIV prevention and practice through community engagement. New York: Springer.

Hergenrather, K. C., Geishecker, S., Clark, G. & Rhodes, S. D. (2013). A pilot test of the HOPE intervention to explore employment and mental health among African American gay men living with HIV/AIDS: Results from a CBPR study. AIDS Education and Prevention, 25(5), 405-422.

Hergenrather, K. C., Haase, E., Zeglin, R., & Rhodes, S. D. (2013). Consumers with major depressive disorder: Factors influencing placement. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 27 (2), 108-123.

Hergenrather, K. C., Froehlich, R. J., McGuire-Kuletz, M., & Zeglin, R. J. (2013). Certified rehabilitation counselor examination preparation Guide (4th ed.). Washington, DC: The Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education; The George Washington University.

Hergenrather, K. C., Haase, E., & Rhodes, S. D. (2013). Consumers with major depressive disorder and employment outcomes: Application of the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Rehabilitation, 79 (1), 19-29.

Rhodes, S. D., McCoy, T. P., Hergenrather, K. C., Vissman, A. T., Wolfson, M., Alonzo, J., Bloom, F. R., Alegría-Ortega, J., & Eng, E. (2012). Prevalence estimates of health risk behaviors of immigrant Latino men who have sex with men. Journal of Rural Health, 28 (1),73-83.

Hergenrather, K. C., Rhodes, S. D, & Gitlin, D. J. (2011). Consumers with a bipolar disorder: A theory-based approach to explore beliefs impacting job placement. Journal of Rehabilitation, 77 (3), 14-24.

Vissman, A. T., Hergenrather, K. C., Rojas, G., Langdon, S. E., Wilkin, A. M., & Rhodes, S. D. (2011). Applying the theory of planned behavior to explore HAART adherence among HIV-positive immigrant Latinos: Elicitation interview results. Patient Education and Counseling, 85, 454-60.

Hergerather, K. C., McGuire-Kuletz, M. Beveridge, S., Gitlin, D. J., & Barone, C. (2011). Young adulthood and human development: Applications for persons with disabilities. In A. Sales (Ed.) Human Growth Development Considerations for Rehabilitation Counselors (pp.1-46). Linn Creek, MO: Aspen Professional Services.

Hergenrather, K. C., Geishecker, S., McGuire-Kuletz, M., Gitlin, D. J., & Rhodes, S. D. (2010). An introduction to community-based participatory research. Rehabilitation Education, 24 (3&4), 225-238.

Rhodes, S. D., Hergenrather, K.C., Vissman, A. T., Stowers J., Davis, A. B., Hannah, A., Alonzo, J., & Marsiglia, F. F. (2010). “Boys must be men, and men must have sex with women: A qualitative CBPR study to explore sexual risk among African American, Latino, and white gay men and MSM. American Journal of Men’s Health, 5(2), 140-151.

In the News

Dr. Kenneth Hergenrather, Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz, and Diona Emmanuel, doctoral candidate in counseling, presented a pre-conference training at the Fall 2017 National Rehabilitation Education Conference in Arlington, Virginia. The presentation was titled Community-based Participatory Research: Applications for Enhancing Employment Outcomes. Dr. Hergenrather, Dr. McGuire-Kuletz, and Ms. Emmanuel also presented a poster session at the conference. The poster was titled Men and Masculinity: Enhancing Counseling Outcomes for Male Clients.

Dr. Ken Hergenrather was an invited panelist at the 2017 United States Conference on AIDS, held in Washington, DC on September 7-10, 2017. His presentation was entitled: HIV and Employment Status: Addressing Racial Disparities.

Dr. Kenneth Hergenrather (first author), counseling doctoral student Diona Emmanuel (second author), and Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz (third author), in collaboration with Dr. Scott Rhodes (fourth author) at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, had a manuscript accepted for publication. The manuscript, titled "Employment as a social determinant of health: Exploring the relationship between neurocognitive function and employment status," will be published in Rehabilitation Research, Policy and Education.

Dr. Kenneth Hergenrather and Diona Emmanuel, doctoral candidate in counseling, presented at the Fall 2016 National Rehabilitation Education Conference in Arlington, Virginia. The presentation was titled The Impact of Employment on Women Living with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Hergenrather, Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz, and Ms. Emmanuel also presented a poster session at the conference. The poster was titled Exploring the Relationship between Employment Status and Neuropsychological Functioning.

Dr. Ken Hergenrather presented a paper at the U.S. Conference on AIDS in Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale FL. His presentation was title Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention: Employment as a Social Determinant of Health.