Kate L. Nolt
Kate L. Nolt

Kate L. Nolt

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, MPH Program
Graduate School

Expertise/Specializations

  • Community Needs and Resource Assessment
  • Community Health Program Design, Implementation & Evaluation
  • Outcomes and Impact Evaluation for Programs
  • Patient Centered Outcomes Research and Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Fidelity & Adaptation in Community Programming

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • MPH 601 Organization & Management of Publich Health Services
  • MPH 610 Pre-Practicum Preparation
  • MPH 611 Practicum Experience
  • MPH 612 Capstone
  • MPH 635 Public Health Leadership

Biography


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. 
 
 

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • 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, Applied Exercise Psychology, Chapters 1 and 2, 2016

Publications

  • 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., Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 5 (3), 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, Washington
    Conduct 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 Badge
    Merit 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 University
    Workshop 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, MD
    CIT Training: Setting, Meeting, & Exceeding Goals, 2012

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

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

Current Research Projects

  • Evaluation of Services Provided by the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC) 
    Evaluation of Communities That Care Programming in Chester County, PA
    Community Needs Health Assessment in Two Rural Communities served by ILAC

     

Grant Funding Received

  • Research Memo for funding was submitted to the Office of Global Engagement for add-on funds to the current CGI grant. The purpose of this research is to conduct process and outcome evaluation of the primary and tertiary care provided to the campos in the DR through ILAC services and the Cooperadores de Salud.
  • The purpose of this research is to accompany a team of students, faculty and ILAC staff to 2 campos in the DR to observe and provide technical assistance while the group pilots a community assessment. My role is to conduct a process evaluation and make recommendations for change if needed. Instrument review and recommendations were provided leading up to the pilot.