Katie Darby Hein

Health Promotion & Behavior
Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Coordinator

Health Promotion & Behavior

  • Education

    PhD, Health Promotion and Behavior, University of Georgia, 2004


  • More About

    Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Women’s Studies, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

  • Areas of Expertise

    Research: undergraduate education in public health

    Teaching: women’s health, community health, health disparities, program planning

  • Honors, Awards, and Achievements

    Excellence in service award, College of Public Health, 2016

    Excellence in teaching award, College of Public Health, 2014

    Service learning fellow, University of Georgia, 2015-2016

  • Affiliations


  • Course Instruction

    HPRB 3020S Foundations in health promotion professional practice and service

    HPRB 3700 Community health

    HPRB 3150 Women’s health

    Dr. Hein is convinced health promotion is critical to public health, and thus she is enthusiastic about what she teaches. Dr. Hein’s work is to create space for students to question injustice, to conduct evidence-based needs assessment, and to create plans to positively impact health disparity. She wants her students to be well trained, and it is her fortunate job to help them become competent, critical, and effective health promotion specialists.

  • Research Interests

    As the demands for competent public health professionals increases, systems are needed for measuring proficiency and preparation of public health students across institutions and across discipline.