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Katherine Sharp

Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Behavioral and Community health

Dr. Sharp has 14 years of high-level, administrative experience in an accredited School of Public Health, 20 years of public health teaching experience and 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, NSF and SAMSHA.

Contact

ksharp1@umd.edu

SPH | Room: 1234V

(301) 405-2464

Areas of Interest

Health Behavior Theory; Health Communication; Women's Health; Stress and Coping

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. In addition to her Director of Graduate Studies role, she holds 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 14 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, NSF and SAMSHA.

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, planning and facilitating workshops and orientations.

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.

B.S., Community Health Education, 1990

University of Maryland, College Park

MPH, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education,1996

Emory University;

PhD, Health Promotion, 2005

Kent State University

HLTH 434 Medical Terminology

HLTH 665 Health Behavior