Kathleen Miner, PhD, MPH, MEd


Titles and Roles

Associate Dean for Applied Public Health
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Kathleen Miner,PhD, MPH, MEd, is Associate Dean for Applied Public Health and Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. Dr. Miner has been a leader, manager and educator in the public health field for over 35 years, and she has been the principal investigator on training grants in excess of $48 million. Dr. Miner has been instrumental in the development of numerous professional competencies sets and is a recognized expert in competency-based adult education development and delivery.

Dr. Miner is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship. She is also an active member of both local and national professional associations, including Georgia Society for Public Health Education, National Society for Public Health Education, Georgia Public Health Association and American Public Health Association.


Dr. Miner earned her PhD in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University. She also holds a MPH in Community Health Education from Emory University and a MEd in Science Education from Georgia State University.


Dr. Miner's research interests include public health practice, public health preparedness and response, and rural health.


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Dr. Miner has received the following awards and honors:

  • Distinguished Fellow Award (SOHPE), 2013
  • ASPH/Pfizer Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Public Health Practice, 2009
  • Health Education Practice Award Georgia Federation of Professional Health Educators (GFPHE), 2007
  • Scholar in Health Education, Illinois State University, 2004
  • GPHA Health Educator of the Year Award renamed the Kathy Miner Award, 2004
  • Health Educator of the Year, Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA), 2003
  • Honorary Life Member, GPHA, 2003
  • Elected AAHE Fellow, 2001
  • Distinguished Career Award, Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section, APHA, 2001
  • Lillian M. Wellner Distinguished Scholar, Frostberg State University, 1995
  • Emory Williams Teaching Award, Emory University, 1994
  • Thomas Sellers Award, Emory University School of Public Health, 1992
  • Best Lecturer, M-2 Medical Students, Emory University School of Medicine, 1990

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