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Kate Lewis Nolt, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor

Interdisciplinary Studies

Kate Nolt

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Graduate School
Public Health MPH (Master's)

Kate Lewis Nolt, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor

Interdisciplinary Studies


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 15 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

Motivational Interviewing for Brief Interventions to Address Risky Behavior
Global Health in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Department

Clinical Research and Public Health

Position

Assistant Professor

Books

  • Applied Exercise Psychology
    Nolt, K (2016) Textbook on Applied Exercise Psychology. Chapters authored: 1) Communication Styles & Behaviors and 2) Persons with Medical Conditions (Release: October 2017) Taylor & Francis Publishing, p. Chapters 1 and 2 2016

Publications

  • 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

Presentations

  • 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

  • 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 - 2018
  • 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 - 2017