Department of Public Health Education

Kay Lovelace, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor

Kay Lovelace, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Director of MPH Program
Department of Public Health Education
School of Health and Human Sciences
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
P. O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
(336) 334-3246 (office)
(336) 334-3238 (fax)

Curriculum Vitae

Kay Lovelace, PhD, MPH earned a PhD from The Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1995, and a MPH from The UNC School of Public Health in 1979. She has worked in public health practice for 14 years and at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro since 1995.

Her research agenda has focused on 1) improving the public health infrastructure through understanding the public health workforce, public health performance, and public health preparedness; 2) youth tobacco use prevention; and 3) organizational and team conflict. In recent years, she has served as principal investigator for an evaluation of local public health preparedness in North Carolina, co-principal investigator in a youth photovoice project aimed at understanding the influence of tobacco in African American communities, and investigator in an enumeration of the public health education workforce in North Carolina.

Recently, Dr. Lovelace published a chapter with Bob Aronson, John Hatch and Tony Whitehead titled: "Strengthening Communities and the Roles of Individuals in Community Life," in Public Health and Social Injustice edited by Barry Levy and Vic Sidel.

At the graduate level, Dr. Lovelace teaches HEA 612: Management of Community Health Organizations and HEA 617: Conflict Resolution and Coalition Building. At the undergraduate level, she teaches HEA 318: Conflict Resolution and Facilitation Skills; and HEA 466: Community Level Interventions.

Office Hours

T 11-12
Th 8- 9:30
And by appointment

Research Interests

Public health preparedness and infrastructure, workforce development, intra- and inter-organizational conflict, and youth tobacco use prevention.

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