Katherine Herz, M.P.H., M.A.
Katherine Herz received an M.A. in Slavic Language and Literature from the University of Kansas, and an M.P.H. from George Washington University. She is currently an Adjunct Instructor in the Global Health Studies Program.
Katie's global health interests focus on the history of medicine and public health in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
She is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) who has worked and lived in Russia and Kazakhstan and traveled extensively in Central Asia and the former Soviet Union. While working at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), she organized domestic and international conferences in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Croatia. From 2008-2015, she was a Project Manager of long-standing Maternal and Child Research in the Kingdom of Denmark at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, as well as Managing Editor of the online journal, Environmental Health.
At U Iowa, Katie teaches courses on maternal and child health, and health policy.