The Office of the Vice President for Research recognizes Kathy Hosig, an associate professor of population health sciences with the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, for her efforts to foster public health research.
Hosig focuses on promotion of healthful eating and physical activity habits through public health programs across the lifespan, with particular emphasis on K-12 schools and universities.
She is the director of the Center for Public Health Practice and Research, which fosters interdisciplinary, collaborative public health practice and research at Virginia Tech working with among external public health agencies, organizations, practitioners, and researchers.
She identifies, develops, evaluates, and disseminates evidence-based practice models in public health across Virginia and the region while promoting interdisciplinary practice and research opportunities for students, faculty members, and practitioners in public health and other disciplines;
A core faculty member in the public health education track of the Master of Public Health program, Hosig teaches health education and health behavior and has taught nutrition at the undergraduate and graduate level, including medical school.
Before joining Virginia Tech in January of 2011, she was a faculty member at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Western Carolina University in North Carolina, at Virginia Tech in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, and the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
A registered dietitian with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from Virginia Tech, Hosig received a doctorate in human nutrition from Purdue University and a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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