Katherine Cauley, PhD

KatherineKatherine Cauley, PhD has a joint appointment at Wright State University where she is a professor in the Department of Community Health in the Boonshoft School of Medicine, serving as the director of the Center for Healthy Communities and additionally serves as an associate professor in the Wright State School of Professional Psychology. Her varied research interests range from the teaching methodology of service learning to community-academic partnerships.

Dr. Cauley has a strong track record of leadership in public health education. At the Boonshoft School of Medicine, she also serves as the program director and center director for Area Health Education Center (AHEC) region 4, the faculty director of the International Health program track, and faculty advisor of service learning. In 2000, Dr. Cauley was selected to participate in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program which prepares women faculty for leadership positions in a health educational setting. In 2013, her collaborative efforts as the director of the Center for Healthy Communities was recognized as she was awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence in Community Engagement.

Prior to her positions at Wright State, Dr. Cauley served as assistant professor of psychology and directed the AIDS policy center for George Washington University. Dr. Cauley earned a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University, a Masters in Education from the University of Cincinnati, and a PhD from the University of Maryland.

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