August 19, 2022

Katherine Sharp, PhD, MPH

Dr. Sharp is an Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health in the School of Public Health (SPH). In addition to her Director of Graduate Studies role, she hold numerous other leadership positions in the SPH and serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of American Bone Health, a national non-profit organization promoting bone health. Dr. Sharp has 15 years of high-level, administrative experience in an accredited School of Public Health, 20 years of public health teaching experience, 12 years of health communication experience, eight of which were working for government consulting firms on health communication/social marketing projects and campaigns funded by the NIH, CDC, SAMSHA and NSF. Her research expertise is in health literacy, health behavior theory, social marketing, market research, planning, implementing and evaluating health communication campaigns/interventions, survey design, and focus group moderation. Additionally, she enjoys public speaking and planning and facilitation of workshop and orientation. Dr. Sharp earned her B.S. from UMCP in Community Health Education, her Masters in Public Health (MPH) in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University and her PhD in Health Promotion from Kent State University.