Michelle Cathorall, Dr.PH., MPH, Associate Professor & Program Coordinator

Michelle CathorallMichelle L. Cathorall earned her MPH in Health Education and Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and DrPH in Community Health from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES®) registered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

She has taught courses in Principles and Foundations of Community Health Education, Introduction to Public Health, Research Methods, Worksite Wellness, Public Health Policy, Environmental Health, Injury and Violence Prevention, as well as others, and served as the Internship Coordinator. Additionally, she has taught travel study courses to Costa Rica and Uganda.

She is a professional member of Eta Sigma Gamma, the American Public Health Association, the Society for Public Health Education, and the North Carolina Public Health Association. She serves as the Community Health and Professional Practice Section Editor for the Californian Journal of Health Promotion and a National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Ambassador.

Her research areas include global health and injury prevention. Specifically, her global health research focuses on understanding barriers to malaria prevention and treatment in rural Uganda to develop more effective prevention programs.  Her interest in global health comes from her international travel experience and working with Ugandan and US students to conduct needs assessments in rural central Uganda. The second area of research focuses on understanding recreational injury epidemiology, risk perceptions, risk factors, and the role healthcare providers have in preventing reinjury.