Katherine Turner, MPH

  Adjunct Instructor
Health Behavior

Senior Health Systems Advisor
Ipas, Chapel Hill

Founder and President
Global Citizen, LLC

1996 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education
HBHE 706 Effective Training for Global Health Syllabus
Research interests

  • Global health
  • Health behavior
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Women’s health
Research activities

Over 20 years of international and domestic experience as program director, technical advisor, trainer, health educator.

Senior Health Systems Advisor at Ipas: manages technical initiatives to strengthen health systems and personnel capacity/networks; development of core initiatives/curricula; technical leadership in strategic planning and partnerships, project development, service delivery improvement, effective training, health education and advocacy, and women’s sexual health.

President of Global Citizen: improving international human relations and productivity by enhancing the capacity and preparedness of professionals, students and others as global citizens to interact and work more effectively across cultures.

Speaks French, Dutch; basic Spanish.

Publishes and presents extensively on international women’s sexual and reproductive health.

Primary teaching areas

  • Effective Training
  • Global Health
  • Women’s Sexual/Reproductive Health
  • LGBT Cultural Competency for Public Health Practitioners

Primary Research areas

  • Women’s health
  • LGBT health
  • Training improvement
Staff/administrative responsibilities

As HB adjunct:

  • Classroom or continuing education lecture
  • Informal research advice or technical assistance
  • HB Student Career Information Day volunteer
  • Practicum preceptor
  • Teach “Effective Training for Global Health”