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Kathleen Winter, PhD
Assistant Professor
111 Washington Ave.
CPH 209C
Lexington, KY 40536-0003
Contact: | 859.218.2226



PhD, Epidemiology

University of California, Berkeley


MPH, Epidemiology

The Ohio State University


BS, Biology

University of Dayton



Dr. Kathleen Winter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. She is the current State Epidemiologist for Kentucky and Director for the Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning with the Kentucky Department for Public Health. She has expertise in communicable disease control, immunizations and vaccine-preventable diseases. Her experience includes serving 11 years with the Immunization Branch of the California Department of Public Health prior to joining the College in 2016, as well as serving as a epidemiologic lead and scientific advisor to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department during the COVID-19 pandemic response. Dr. Winter primarily teaches graduate-level courses for the Department of Epidemiology, including Infectious Disease Epidemiology (CPH 612).



Perinatal Research and Wellness Center


Research Interests:
  • Vaccine-preventable Diseases
  • Immunizations
  • Perinatal substance use
  • Perinatal hepatitis C
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Vaccine effectiveness evaluations
Published Work: