Education

 

 

PhD, Sociology

University of Kentucky

 

MA, Sociology

University of Kentucky

 

BA, Sociology

DePauw University

 

 

Dr. Kathi L.H. Harp is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy. An addiction health services researcher with a focus on health disparities, her main areas of interest are the substance use careers and treatment needs of women (particularly mothers), addiction health services in rural and urban areas, and behavioral interventions with special and disadvantaged populations. Having completed pre- and post-doctoral fellowships funded by NIDA, Dr. Harp continues to work on assessing barriers to healthcare, addressing important public policies and their impact on health, and designing and implementing culturally competent addiction health services interventions for underserved and vulnerable populations.

Education

 

Fellowship, Health Economics

Harvard Medical School

 

PhD, Health Policy and Administration

University of North Carolina

 

MPH, Health Policy and Administration

University of North Carolina

 

AB, Political Science

Brown University

 

 

Dr. Glen P. Mays is the Scutchfield Endowed Professor of Health Services and Systems Research in the Department of Health Management and Policy. He is also Director of the Systems for Action Research Program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Systems for Action tests strategies for aligning delivery and financing systems for medical care, public health, and social services in ways that improve population health. Dr. Mays is also founding director of the National Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRN) Program, which brings together more than 2000 state and local public health organizations from across the U.S. to conduct applied research on innovations in public health practice. He created and maintains the National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems. Since 1998 , the survey has followed a nationally-representative cohort of US communities to examine inter-organizational and inter-governmental approaches to public health delivery and financing. Dr. Mays also directs the national program office for the National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI), created by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Mays directs the UK Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research in the College of Public Health; he also serves as associate director of the Center for Health Services Research, based in the UK College of Medicine. Prior to joining the UK in 2011, DR. Mays served as professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and was a senior health researcher at Mathematica Policy Research in Washington, DC.

Education

 

 

PhD, Communication Science

University of Kentucky

 

MA, Communication Science

University of Kentucky

 

BA, History and Theatre

Centre College

 

 

Dr. Anna Goodman Hoover is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, where she teaches undergraduate courses in public health preparedness. A social scientist with research expertise in health and risk communication, Dr. Hoover is co-principal investigator and co-director of the National Coordinating Center for Systems for Action, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that aims to discover and apply new evidence about ways of aligning the delivery and financing systems that support a Culture of Health. Dr. Hoover also is co-principal investigator and deputy director of the RWJF-funded National Health Security Preparedness Index program management office, which oversees annual production of the Index – an important tool for better understanding U.S. and state-level preparedness to address large-scale public health threats. In addition, she serves as co-leader of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences-funded UK Superfund Research Center Research Translation Core, where she works with stakeholder groups to improve mutual understandings of environmental health issues, translating research outcomes at community, policy, and provider levels. Dr. Hoover is a founding member of UK's Dissemination and Implementation Sciences Consortium. Her research focuses on using stakeholder-centered communication, public engagement, and evidence-based dissemination to improve population health.