Katie Mead

Graduate • Professional Certificate

Katie Mead (middle left) is a Ph.D. candidate in nursing.

Field site: Tanzania

Research focus: Built and social environmental factors that influence physical activity and physical function in older adults.

International experience: Volunteered at a village health center in rural Tanzania. Also teaching exercise classes to Somali women in Minneapolis.

Career plans: Secure a position as a nursing faculty member. Also, design a global health exchange for U.S. and Tanzanian nursing students using technology to share cross-cultural experiences.

“Completing the certificate in global health has deepened my knowledge of the multiple determinants of health and the impact they have on human health. Having good health is influenced by more than access to medical care, and I am now able to more clearly articulate that thanks to my global health coursework.” — Katie Mead

May 2017