Kathry Cardarelli, PHD, MPH

Associate Professor of Health, Behavior & Society, University of Kentucky

Kathryn Cardarelli, Ph.D., is Assistant Provost for Faculty Advancement at the University of Kentucky.  In this role, she facilitates leadership development, recruitment, and retention for faculty across 19 colleges. Dr. Cardarelli is also Associate Professor of Health, Behavior & Society in the College of Public Health.  Her research is dedicated to enhancing community capacity for prevention and focuses on community-based approaches to reducing health inequities.  Her research has been funded by NIH and CDC and has primarily focused on cancer prevention in health disparity populations, including breast, lung and cervical cancer.  Dr. Cardarelli completed her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health, and completed a two-year Presidential Management Fellowship with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, focusing on access to health care issues for vulnerable populations.  She also completed a fellowship for the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program at Drexel University.