Dr. Katherine Fogelberg
Associate Professor, Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Education & Experience:
I earned a PhD in Science Education from Texas Christian University, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Texas A&M University at College Station, and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. I have 10 years of companion animal practice experience, as well as several years of volunteer veterinary experiences working with zoo and wildlife animals. I began serving as adjunct faculty for the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health in 2011 and was named to my current full-time faculty position in 2014.
Teaching Areas & Public Health Interests:
My teaching areas are broad, ranging from introductory environmental and occupational health sciences for public health practitioners to clinical aspects of zoonotic diseases for medical students, although primarily I focus on the public health implications of animals, from the food we eat, to the companionship and social health animals provide, to their potential for passing diseases among species – including humans. It is important to me that students at the university level receive a high level of teaching quality, and this has led me to a role as the primary faculty member responsible for mentoring current professors on an individual basis in an attempt to establish more consistent, high quality teaching practices. It is also important to me that students interested in international public health have an opportunity to gain experiences abroad, so I currently provide a limited number of student practice experience positions each year for work in sub-Saharan Africa.
Professional Activities & Awards:
I am currently an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV), the American Association of Public Health Veterinarians (AAPHV), the International Society for Infectious Disease (ISID), and the Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (SDMPH). I have helped review questions included on the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE), and I am a current reviewer for a number of journals that cover topics from education to infectious disease to disaster medicine and public health. I earned national recognition as the Public Health Veterinarian of the Year in 2017 and was honored as the UNTHSC School of Public Health Outstanding Faculty Advisor for the last two years.
My research interests are broad, but primarily focused on how to improve education at the post-secondary level and generally how animals impact the lives of people. However, as a non-tenure track faculty member, my focus is on ensuring that my courses deliver high quality, effective learning opportunities for my students.
This page was last modified on September 13, 2018