School of Nursing and Health Studies

Katarina Mucha, Part-Time Lecturer

Katarina MuchaKatarina Mucha (She/Her)

Part-Time Lecturer

Katarina obtained a Bachelors of Science in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy from Duke University, followed by a PhD in Biological Anthropology and an MPH in Family and Community Health from Harvard University. She completed an NCI-funded postdoctoral fellowship training in Cancer Prevention and Control at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She then worked as an Instructor in the Department of Oncological Sciences at Mount Sinai on research projects tackling health disparities in underrepresented populations. Katarina has more recently utilized this multidisciplinary training and research background to teach, mentor and advise public health undergraduate and graduate students.


Katarina’s scholarship focuses on the study of health disparities to develop and create culturally appropriate interventions and programs for immigrant, minority and traditionally underrepresented communities. She has extensive training in mixed methods design, particularly ethnographic and qualitative research. Her work is guided by a community based participatory approach designed to re-shape the field of global health and achieve social equity and ethical engagement in socially disadvantaged populations as communities are engaged as equal partners to gain control over their lives and the decisions affecting their communities. Katarina’s background research experiences and interests directly inform the pedagogical approach of her courses, with diversity, cross cultural understanding and access at the core of their vision, content and methods.


Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard University
  • Ph.D., Biological Anthropology

Harvard School of Public Health

  • M. P. H., Family and Community Health

Duke University

  • B.S., Biological Anthropology and Anatomy



Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Global Health
  • Principles of Health Research
  • Community Health Promotion & Communication
  • Cross Cultural Health
  • Pathways to Health Studies