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Katherine Sharp, PhD, MPH

Katherine Sharp

Kathy is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland. All three (BS, MPH, PhD) of her degrees are in the public health discipline of behavioral science and health education/promotion. Kathy’s specific area of expertise is health communication (e.g., tailored messages, message design, application of health literacy principles). At age 27, Kathy was diagnosed with severe osteopenia and became a fierce advocate for bone health throughout the lifespan. When not working, Kathy enjoys the beach, cooking, swimming, taking long walks, doing Pilates and yoga and eating ice cream, which of course is rich in calcium.