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Kate Lewis Nolt, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor

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School of Medicine
Public Health MPH (Master's)
Department of Clinical Research and Public Health

Kate Lewis Nolt, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor


Dr. Nolt is Assistant Professor in the MPH Program and is also the MPH Program Practicum Coordinator.  She has been teaching, researching and consulting for over 20 years in the field of Public Health. She continues to work with communities, groups and individuals to manage life skills and modify behaviors. She is considered an expert in health behavior modification, community assessment and evaluation.

Dr. Nolt has a PhD in Kinesiology -Exercise & Sport Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia PA, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health with a concentration on Community Health, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health and Health Promotion focusing her research on community prevention and intervention programming and evaluation.  Dr. Nolt is a Public Health & Healthcare Management consultant, researcher, speaker and published author.  She is a volunteer Youth Adviser, active member of her synagogue and has a private practice as a Health Behavior Therapist and Life Skills Coach. 
 
 

Teaching Interests

  • Community Needs and Resource Assessment

Research Focus

Addiction
Motivational Interviewing for Brief Interventions to Address Risky Behavior
Global Health
Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

Department

Clinical Research and Public Health

Position

Assistant Professor

Articles

  • Journal of Multidisciplinary Research
    Nolt, K.L., Nolt, K. L., Gray, C., & Kelly, T. M. (2022, Fall). Technology use for Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA-T). Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 14(2), 29-33. ISSN 1947-2900 (print) ISSN 1947-2919
    14(2), p. 29-33 2022
  • Journal of the National Medical Association
    Kosoko-Lasaki, O., Kosoko-Lasaki, O, Nolt, K.L., Stone, J.R., Brown, R.L., Ekundayo, O., Lassiter, D., Ejike, E, SantiagoStommes, I., Isaaka, S., Dineen, K., Vasquez, L., Early V, Marcos, L., and Smith, J.M.* Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination Rates through Community Health Ambassadors/Advocates in Racial/Ethnic Minority Communities - Phase 2: Model and Outcomes - the Omaha Experience. Journal of the National Medical Association. Elsevier – Open Access. June 2022 submission 2022
  • Journal of Evaluation and Program Planning
    Nolt, K.L., Nolt, K.L. & Leviton, L. (2021). Fidelity and Adaptation of Evidence-Based Programs: Is adaptation cheating? Journal of Evaluation and Program Planning. Elsevier. Status: Submitted; Manuscript Number: EPP-D-21-00140 – Provisional Acceptance; resubmitted May 2022 2022
  • , Nolt, K.L., Sachs, M., & Brenner, J. (2021). Book Chapter: The Effects of Collegiate Head Coaches Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Alcohol Consumption by Student-Athletes. Advances and Lessons in Sports. Cambridge Publishing. 2021
  • , Nolt, K.L. (2020) Book Chapter: Running to Cope or Running Away - How Much is Too Much? Performance Excellence: Stories of Success from the Real World of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Rowan and Littlefield. Published March 2020 Nolt, K.L. (2020) Book Chapters: The Background Noise of the Overachieving Helicopter Parent Performance Excellence: Stories of Success from the Real World of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Rowan and Littlefield. Published March 2020 2020
  • Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal
    Kelly, T., Kelly, T., Nolt, K.L. (2019) Service-Learning Research for Development: An Option for the Poor in Practice through Social Analysis and Community Engagement. Jesut Higher Educaton: A Journal Spring, 2020 Issue. https://www.academia.edu/39867997/ServiceLearning_Research_for_Development_An_Option_for_the_Poor_in_Practice_through_ Social_Analysis_and_Community_Engagement_http_jesuithighereducation.org
    Spring 2020 Issue 2019
  • Applied Exercise Psychology
    , Nolt, K.L. (2017) Book Chapter: Communication Styles & Behaviors. Applied Exercise Psychology: The Challenging Journey from Motivation to Adherence. Taylor & Francis Publishing November 2017 Nolt, K.L. (2017) Book Chapter: Persons with Medical Conditions. Applied Exercise Psychology: The Challenging Journey from Motivation to Adherence. Taylor & Francis Publishing. November 2017 2016

Publications

  • Mamandu, H.M., Mamadu, H. M., Bhattacharjee, P., Nolt, K.L., Minnick, C., Nriagu, V, Smith, J. L., Studlar, D.T. (2022) An Economic Assessment of Smokefree Policies in Tennessee - A White Paper. Submitted to the Tennessee Legislature, March 2022 Legislative Session; SB2219 passed the House & Senate in TN in May 2022. When the Governor signs this bill in 2022 the State Constitution will be amended as this paper recommended: eliminate pre-emption laws so local governments can enact tobacco control measures that protect the public and extent 100% Smokefree policies to all agerestricted venues (formerly only covered restaurants) 2022
  • Mamadu, H.M., Mamadu, H., Nolt, K.L., Dobbs, P., Ling, P., Crosbie, E, Yang, J. (2022). Approach to Tobacco Industry Engagement- Position Paper. American Public Health Associations (APHA) Alcohol Tobacco & Other Drug (ATOD) Section. Reviewed by the Joint Policy Committee and APHA Executive Board. Presented in July 2022 Executive Board meeting for implementation at APHA 2022
  • Journal of Multidisciplinary Research
    , Nolt, K. L., Sachs, M. L., & Brenner, J. W. (2013, Fall). The effects of collegiate head coaches’ knowledge and attitudes towards alcohol consumption by student-athletes. Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 5(3), 5-14.
    5 (3), p. 5-14 2013

Editing and Reviews

  • , Nolt, K.L. (2022) Book Chapter Updated and Revised to include COVID-19: Persons with Medical Conditions. Applied Exercise Psychology: The Challenging Journey from Motivation to Adherence. Taylor & Francis Publishing 2022
  • , Nolt, K.L. (2022) Book Chapter Updated and Revised to include COVID-19: Communication Styles & Behaviors. Applied Exercise Psychology: The Challenging Journey from Motivation to Adherence. Taylor & Francis Publishing 2022

General

  • Frazier, L.J., Frazier, L. J. & Nolt, K.L., Dingman, D., Egan, K., Zokaie, T., Shaver, C., Mounts, K., Ghullar, M., McCrae, L.A. (2021). APHA Policy Statement: An Equitable Approach to the Opioid Crisis. American Public Health Association (APHA) Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs Section. Accepted February 2021 2021
  • Brenner, J., Brenner, J., Nolt, K.L., Frazier, L., Schauer, G., Silver, L., Valenti, D., Steinberg, J., Haley, S. (2020) APHA Policy Statement: Regulating Commercially Legalized Cannabis as a Public Health Priority; APHA Policy. American Public Health Association (APHA). Alcohol Tobacco & Other Drugs Section. Accepted February 2020; Legal brief disseminated January 2021 2020
  • Nolt, K.L., Nolt, K.L., Mamudu, H., Dobbs, P., Kava, C., Striley, C., & Zokaie, T. (2019) APHA Policy Statement: Regulation, implementation, and enforcement of policies regarding e-cigarettes use across the lifespan. American Public Health Association (APHA). Alcohol Tobacco & Other Drugs Section Accepted February 2020 2020

Presentations

  • Nolt, K.L., Mamudu, H., Dobbs, P., Kava, C., Striley, C., & Zokaie, T. (2019) APHA Policy Statement: Regulation, implementation, and enforcement of policies regarding e-cigarettes use across the lifespan. American Public Health Association (APHA). Alcohol Tobacco & Other Drugs Section Accepted February 2020 2022
  • Mamudu, H.M., Bhattacharjee, P., Nolt, K. L., Minnick, C., Nriagu, V., Smith, J. & Studlar, D.T. (2022) Abstract Accepted for Poster Presentation: An Economic Assessment of Smokefree Restaurant Establishments in Tennessee: Implications for Other Smoking Establishments Tennessee Public Health Association (TPHA) TPHA’s 2022 Annual Conference Sept. 2022 2022
  • Nolt, K.L. (2022) Abstract Accepted for Oral Presentation. Medical Missions and Public Health: A hybrid approach to global health. Global Health Conference Midwest February 2022 2022
  • Kirsch, J.P., Backer, M.J., Nolt, K.L., Gray, C. (2022) Abstract Accepted for poster presentation: Community-based Assessment of Quality of Life During COVID-19 Pandemic in Rural Dominican Republic. Global Health Conference Midwest February 2022 2022
  • Nolt, K.L. (2021) Abstract Accepted for Oral Presentation: A Public Health Approach to Addressing the Effects of Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD)/Internet Addiction (IA) on Healthy Youth Development American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting October 2021 Denver, CO 2021
  • Benedict, T., Nolt, K.L., Kelly, T.M. (2020) Abstract Accepted for Oral Presentation: The Reduction of Malnutrition in Children through Food Security- American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting October 2021 Denver, CO 2021
  • Nolt, K.L. (2021) Abstract Accepted: The Effects of Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) on Healthy Development in Youth: A report of empirical evidence Sustaining Public Health in PA through Best Practices and Community-based Initiatives conference. Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA). Lancaster, PA – April 9th, 2021 2021
  • Nolt, K.L., Kelly, T. & Gray, C. (2021) Abstract Accepted for Poster Presentation: Technology Use for Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs): A Pilot Community Initiative in the DR. Global Health Conference- Midwest, Omaha, NE; February 12, 2021 Nolt, K.L., Kelly, T.M., Gray, C. (2020) Abstract Accepted: A Community-First Approach to International Medical Missions- Poster Midwest Global Health Conference, Omaha, NE Benedict, T., Nolt, K.L., Kelly, T.M. (2020) Abstract Accepted: The Reduction of Malnutrition in Children through Food Security- Poster Midwest Global Health Conference, Omaha, NE 2021
  • Gendler, B & Nagaki, C., Kelly, T., Nolt, K. L., Gray, C. Student Poster Presentation: A Glimpse of the Public Health Nurse: Nursing Students’ Involvement in Dominican Republic Service-Learning Community Health Assessment Project - Association of Public Health Nurses Annual Conference – April 2019 2019
  • Gendler, B & Nagaki, C., Kelly, T., Nolt, K. L., Gray, C. Student Poster Presentation: Nursing Students Participation in Dominican Republic Service- Learning Community Health Assessment Project -Global Health Conference Midwest February 2019 2019
  • Nolt, K.L. (2019) Abstract Accepted: The Effects of Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD)/Internet Addiction (IA) on Academic and Sport Performance Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference (NASP) Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 2019
  • Invited presentation Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Leadership Network - Leader Reader's Club presenter.  Topic:  Fidelity & Adaptation to Community Programming 2018
  • Invited presentation at the Pennsylvannia Athletic Trainers Society Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA - Mental Health Forum speaker.  Topic: A Brief Intervention for Athletic trainers and coaches:Using Motivational Interviewing for Athletes Who Use Alcohol 2018
  • Invited presentation at the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance Conference funded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency (PCCD).  Topic:  Fidelity and Adaptation to Programming - Is it really Cheating? 2018
  • Using Motivational Interviewing as  Brief Intervention in Parenting - GV CTC presents New Realities of Parenting Program.  2018
  • Guest Health Behavior Expert local TV Talk Show: Bouncing Back with Lisa Bien Topic: Sexual Assault - https://templetv.net/shows/bouncing-back/bouncing-back-episode-301/ 2017
  • Guest Health Behavior Expert local TV Talk Show: Bouncing Back with Lisa Bien Topic: Social Media Snafus - https://templetv.net/shows/bouncing-back/bouncing-back-episode-218/ 2017
  • Basics of Motivational Interviewing – College of Public Health, Kinesiology Doctoral and Graduate students – conducted training on the basics of using Motivational Interviewing technique in the practice of Exercise & Sport Psychology, Coaching, Athletic Training, and Physical Therapy 2017
  • Exercise and Bone Health – Hadassah - Siegel JewishCommunity Center, Wilmington DE 2017
  • Basics of Motivational Interviewing – College of Public Health, Kinesiology Doctoral and Graduate students – conducted training on the basics of using Motivational Interviewing technique in the practice of Exercise & Sport Psychology, Coaching, Athletic Training, and Physical Therapy 2016
  • Basics of Motivational Interviewing – College of Public Health, Kinesiology Doctoral and Graduate students – conducted training on the basics of using Motivational Interviewing technique in the practice of Exercise & Sport Psychology, Coaching, Athletic Training, and Physical Therapy. 2016
  • SHAPE America National Convention – Seattle, WashingtonConduct Training for Administrators, Faculty, Staff, Athletic Directors, Coaches, Athletic Trainers to intervene with athletes who drink alcohol and engage in risky behaviors– Presenting research conducted regarding coaches’ knowledge and attitudes towards alcohol consumption by athletes. Providing skill based training on the use of motivational interviewing technique to conduct a brief intervention to a diverse group of students and athletes who use substances and engage in risky behaviors. 2015
  • Conducted training for Health & Personal Fitness Merit Badge Merit Badge University 2015, Boy Scouts of America, University of Texas at Austin. All day training wherein each session lasted 4 hours, and over 80 Scouts were trained how to reduce risk factors and build protective factors with respect to health and wellness. 2015
  • National Coaches Conference – Washington D.C.Training Coaches, Trainers, Administrators & Athletic Directors to intervene with athletes who drink – Presented research conducted regarding Coaches’ knowledge and attitudes towards alcohol consumption by athletes. Provided skill based training on the use of motivational interviewing technique to conduct a brief intervention to a diverse group of students and athletes who use substances and engage in risky behaviors. 2014
  • Conducted training for Health & Personal Fitness Merit BadgeMerit Badge University 2014, Boy Scouts of America University of Texas at Austin. All day training wherein each session lasted 4 hours, and over 80 Scouts were trained how to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors with respect to health and wellness. 2014
  • Training Collegiate Head Coaches to intervene with athletes who drink alcohol West Chester University (2x) – Collegiate Head Coaches Attitudes Toward Athlete Alcohol Consumption (Nolt, 2013)- Data presentation & Motivational Interviewing Training to provide brief intervention with athlete’s who drink, and engage in risky behaviors 2013
  • Training Collegiate Head Coaches to intervene with athletes who drink alcohol West Chester University (2x) – Collegiate Head Coaches Attitudes Toward Athlete Alcohol Consumption (Nolt, 2013)- Data presentation & Motivational Interviewing Training to provide brief intervention with athlete’s who drink, and engage in risky behaviors 2013
  • Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference – Temple UniversityWorkshop on Collegiate Head Coaches’ Attitudes Toward Athlete Alcohol Consumption- Data presentation & Motivational Interviewing Training to provide brief intervention with athletes who drink 2013
  • Camp Louise, Thurmont, MDCIT Training: Setting, Meeting, & Exceeding Goals 2012

Consulting

  • Wilmington University
    Consultant
    Curriculum design and advising for development of a Masters in Health Sciences degree.
    Health Sciences Department
    2021 - 2021
  • Consultant - Community Health
    Adviser to e-School Supervisor
    Advise in development and design of online learning platform and curriculum to GVSD e-school. Provide technical assistance, planning, design and training for online learning operations, student experience and instructor training. Collaborate on building project management goals and objectives.
    Director of Technology, Innovation, and Online Learning Garnet Valley School District
    2018 - 2019
  • Consultant - Community Health
    Consultant
    New non-profit whose mission is to identify and address issues within the Borough of Chester Heights, PA. Developed an assessment tool for identifying these issues and analyzing data. Will create and implement a presentation of findings for dissemination.
    Chester Heights Community Alliance
    2018 - 2018
  • Consultant - Community Health
    Consultant
    Conducting survey for branding and recognition of CTC programming and presence within the community Data is to serve as a tool for strategizing next steps for the community stakeholders
    Communities That Care (CTC)
    2017 - 2020