• Assistant Teaching Professor, Global Health
Katarina Mucha

Hans Rosling Center 716
Box 351620
3980 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195-7965


Dr. Mucha obtained a BS 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, where she then worked as an Instructor in the Department of Oncological Sciences on community-based research projects tackling health disparities in underrepresented populations. Dr. Mucha has more recently utilized this multidisciplinary training and research background to teach, mentor and advise public health undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Mucha’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, including ethnographic and qualitative research. Her work is guided by a community-based participatory research approach designed to re-shape and advance the field of global health to achieve social equity and ethical engagement in socially disadvantaged populations. Dr. Mucha’s background research experiences directly inform the pedagogical approach of her courses, with diversity, cross-cultural competence, understanding and access at the core of their vision, content and methods.

  • PhD, Harvard University
  • MPH, Harvard University
  • BS, Duke University
Country Affiliations 
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Disease (incl. Cardiovascular, Diabetes)
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Education and Training
  • Gender
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Interventions
  • Health Promotion
  • Immigrants and Refugees
  • Indigenous/Traditional Health
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Poverty
  • Prevention
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Race
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Justice and Human Rights