Katherine Theall, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Katherine Theall, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Director of the Mary Amelia Women’s Center.  She received her MPH in Epidemiology from Emory University School of Public Health and her PhD in Epidemiology from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.  Her research and teaching interests span both practical and theoretical social epidemiology, including women and children’s health; community and social network influences on health outcomes; race and gender inequities; substance use and mental health; social epidemiologic theory and methods.  Dr. Theall has published over 50 peer reviewed papers and presented numerous scientific talks in her area of research.  She is a grant reviewer for the NIH and CDC, a referee for journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Journal of Urban Health, and the Journal of Women’s Health, and on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Health Behavior and Health Behavior and Policy Review.  Her recent research has focused on neighborhood and social network contextual influences on health inequities among women and children.

The Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Community Women’s Health Education Center at Tulane University.