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Kerstin Reinschmidt

Associate Professor

Kerstin M. Reinschmidt, PhD, MPH

Contact Information

Phone: (405) 271-2017, x46758

Office: Hudson College of Public Health

801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 471

Post Office Box 26901

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126-0901

Email: Kerstin-Reinschmidt@ouhsc.edu

Biography

Dr. Reinschmidt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences at the Hudson College of Public Health. Her research interests include community health workers, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, social determinants of health, community-based participatory intervention research, qualitative methods, reducing health disparities, increasing health equity, and social justice. Being trilingual in English, Spanish, and German, she has worked with multiethnic communities for nearly two decades. Dr. Reinschmidt is committed to supporting the community health workers workforce in Oklahoma (as well as its multiethnic, underserved communities) through applied intervention research. Over the past 3 years, she has developed and implemented diabetes and dementia trainings for community health workers.

Education

Education:

  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Arizona Prevention Research Center, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH), University of Arizona, 2004–2007
  • MPH, Community Health Practice, MEZCOPH, University of Arizona, 20012003
  • PhD, Medical Anthropology, University of Arizona, 19932001   
  • MA, Cultural Anthropology, University of Tulsa, 19891991
  • BA, Cultural Anthropology, Göttingen University, Germany

Appointments

Appointments:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion Sciences, Hudson College of Public Health, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, 2021-current
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion Sciences, Hudson College of Public Health, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, 2017-2021
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, 2011-2017
  • Research Scientist, Department of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, 2007-2011
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, 2004-2007

Teaching:

  • HPS 5463 Community Assessment, Organization and Interventions
  • HPS 5553 Community Based Participatory Research
  • HPS 5960 Directed Readings
  • HPS 6933 Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health

Research

Research Interests:

  • Community health workers
  • Latino health
  • American Indian health
  • Chronic disease prevention and health promotion
  • Mental/emotional health promotion
  • Community-based participatory intervention research
  • Social determinants of health
  • Workforce Development
  • Reducing health disparities

Publications

Link to Dr. Reinschmidt's current publications

Select publications:

  1. Reinschmidt KM, Olawale Dudubo O, Shorter CF, RD Dickens RD, New M, Rask P, Teasdale TA. A Snapshot of Oklahoma’s CHR/CHW Workforce: Results from the Regions 6 Training Needs Assessment Survey, 2019. Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association. In press, 2021.
  2. Reinschmidt KM, Salvatore AL, Li J, Finnell KJ, Lopez Giron AE, Bump ER, Philip TJ, Stoner JA. Diabetes among Hispanics in Oklahoma: Assessing Disparities to Guide Basic and Applied Research. The Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association July/August 2020;113(4):160-166. https://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?m=24761&i=671309&p=14 
  3.  Lohr AM, Ingram M, Nuñez AV, Reinschmidt KM, Carvajal SC. Community-Clinical Linkages with Community Health Workers in the United States: A Scoping Review. Health Promotion Practice 2018 May19(3):349-360. DOI: 10.1177/1524839918754868. http://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/zSr5U5iThKMFSNqZt9X7/full  PubMed [journal]. PMID: 29363334.
  4. Reinschmidt KM, Ingram M, Morales S, Sabo SJ, Blackburn J, Murrieta L, David C, Carvajal SC. Documenting Community Health Worker Roles in Primary Care: Contributions to Evidence-Based Integration Into Health Care Teams, 2015. J Ambul Care Manage 2017 Oct/Dec; 40(4):305-315. DOI: 10.1097/JAC.0000000000000178.
  5. Reinschmidt KM, Attakai A, Kahn CB, Whitewater S, Teufel-Shone N. Shaping a Stories of Resilience Model from Urban American Indian Elders' Narratives of Historical Trauma and Resilience. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research 2016; 23(4):62-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.5820/aian.2304.2016.63