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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.


  • PhD, Sociology
    • University of Kentucky
  • MA, Sociology
    • University of Kentucky
  • BA, Sociology
    • DePauw University

Research Interests

  • Substance use and treatment
  • Women’s health
  • Health disparities
  • Incarcerated populations
  • Gender, race, & health
  • Health-related interventions with special populations
  • Quantitative and mixed-methods research
  • Child welfare system involvement