Kerstin M. Reinschmidt, PhD, MPH




Assistant Professor

Phone: (405) 271-2017 Ext. 46758
Office: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 N.E. 13th Street, Room 471
Post Office Box 26901
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126-0901

• 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, 2001-2003
• PhD, Medical Anthropology, University of Arizona, 1993-2001    
• MA, Cultural Anthropology, University of Tulsa, 1989-1991


  • HPS5463 Community Assessment, Organization and Interventions (2017-)
  • HPS6933 Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health (2018-)
  • University of Arizona
    • CPH607: Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health (2011-2017)
    • CPH597D: Rural Health Service Learning Institute (2014-2017)
    • CPH400: Contemporary Community Health Problems (2008-2017)
    • CPH200: Introduction to Public Health (2008-2013)

Selected Publications:

Reinschmidt KM, Maez P, Iuliano JE, Nigon BM. Using Active Learning Strategies Linked to CBPR Principles in a Semester-long Class Project to Teach Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. In Press, 2018.

• Lohr AM, Ingram M, Nuñez A, Reinschmidt KM, Carvajal SC. Community-Clinical Linkages with Community Health Workers in the United States: A Scoping Review. Health Promotion Practice. In Press, 2017.

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.

• Iuliano JE, Lutrick K, Maez P, Nacim E, Reinschmidt KM. Dance for Your Health: Exploring Social Latin Dancing for Community Health Promotion. American Journal of Health Education 2017; 48(3):142-145. DOI: 10.1080/19325037.2017.1292875.

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. 

Reinschmidt KM, Ingram M, Schachter K, Sabo S, Verdugo L, Carvajal S. The Impact of Integrating Community Advocacy into Community Health Worker Roles on Health-Focused Organizations and Community Health Workers in Southern Arizona. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management 2015; 38(3):244-253.

• Ingram M, Sabo S, Piper R, Reinschmidt KM, Schachter K, Carvajal S.  Taking the CBPR Approach in the Development of Methods for a CHW Community Advocacy Intervention. Progress in Community Health Partnerships 2015; 9(1):49-56.

• Carvajal SC, Miesfeld N, Chang J, Reinschmidt KM, G. de Zapien J, Fernandez ML, Rosales C, and Staten LK.  Evidence for Long-term Impact of Pasos Adelante: Using a Community-wide Survey to Evaluate Chronic Disease Risk Modification in Prior Program Participants.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2013; 10:4701-4717.

Reinschmidt KM, Chong J, Nichter M. Monitoring Shifts in Social Relations among Chronically Ill Mexican Americans as a Culturally Sensitive Indicator of Depression. Practicing Anthropologist 2013; 35(3):33-37.

• Cutshaw CA, Staten LK, Reinschmidt KM, Davidson CL, Roe D. Depressive Symptoms and Health-related Quality of Life among Participants in the Pasos Adelante Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Program, Arizona, 2005-2008. Preventing  Chronic Disease 2012; 9:110020.

• Ingram M, Reinschmidt KM, Schachter KA, Davidson CL, Sabo SJ, De Zapien JG, Carvajal SC. Establishing a Professional Profile of CHWs: Results from a National Study of Roles, Activities and Training. Journal for Community Health 2012; 37 (2):529-537.

Reinschmidt KM, Teufel-Shone N, Bradford G, Drummond RL, Torres E, Redondo F, Elenes JJ, Sanders A, Gastelum S, Moore-Monroy M, Barajas S, Fernandez L, Alvidrez R, de Zapien JG, Staten L. Taking A Broad Approach to Public Health Program Adaptation: Adapting a Family-based Diabetes Education Program. Journal of Primary Prevention 2010; 31:69-83.

Reinschmidt KM, Chong J. SONRISA: A Curriculum Toolbox for Promotores to Address Mental Health and Diabetes. Preventing Chronic Disease 2007; 4(4).

Reinschmidt KM, Hunter JB, Fernández ML, Lacy-Martínez CR, Guernsey de Zapien J, Meister J. Understanding the Success of Promotoras in Increasing Chronic Disease Screening. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2006; 17(2):256-264.


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


  • Co-Investigator, Oklahoma Public Health Training Center (PI: Teasdale, 2014-2018). Funding by HRSA to Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Hygiene, Region 6 Public Health Training Center.
  • Qualitative Research Faculty, Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources (OSCTR) (PI: James, 2017-2018). Funded by NIH/NIGMS.