Mary-Katherine McNatt, DrPH, MPH


Mary-Katherine McNatt, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH, COI, is department chair and associate professor of the Public Health Department at A.T. Still University College of Graduate Health Studies.

Dr. McNatt has extensive experience in epidemiology, program planning, community health, and public health preparedness; with experience working in the non-profit sector, government sector as well as in academia. Dr. McNatt has published multiple research articles on pandemic planning and emergency preparedness, and on social media in educating diverse populations; she also presents regularly at national conferences on rural border health issues, health equity, transformational and applied learning, and Native American health inequities. She has served as a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association as well as former chairman of the American Heart Association Cultural Health Initiatives Tarrant County Task Force. Prior to becoming a full time academic, Dr. McNatt was the first full time pandemic program planner in the state of Texas at Dallas County Health and Human Services Prior to her employment for Dallas County she worked as a community health facilitator for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Fort Worth, focusing on community health education and outreach.

Dr. McNatt serves on multiple boards and professional committees. She is a member of the National Rural Health Associations Government Advisory Council, National Rural Health Association’s Health Equity Board, Border Health Council, and Public Health Consortium. She is also a member of multiple Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Committees including the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, Framing the Future 2030: Transformative Education Panel, and also serves as a Primary Representative. She is also a CPH question writer.

Dr. McNatt holds a Doctor of Public Health with an emphasis in social and behavioral sciences from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, a master’s in rural public health from Texas A&M University Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, and a bachelor’s in biology from Texas A&M University with a minor in chemistry. She is also credentialed as a Master Certified Health Education Specialist by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, is certified in public health, and is a certified online instructor.