Cathorall, Michelle 161

I am curently an Assistant Professor of Public Health in the Department of Applied Health.  I teach a variety of public health and health education courses in the undergraduate program, see the Teaching page for a complete list of the courses I teach.

Prior to joining the faculty at SIUe I was the Director of HealthyUNCG, the health promotion program for employees at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  I also taught a variety of courses in the Department of Public Health Education.

In the Spring I will be leading a public health travel study to Costa Rica where students will experience environmental health and examine the social, cultural and political aspects of environmental health in an international setting.  Students will also have the opportunity to interact with locals to compare and contrast issues and solutions to problems.  

Contact Information

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Department of Applied Health

Campus Box 1126

Edwardsville, IL 62026

Office: VC 2604

Phone:  618.650.2876

Email:  mcathor@siue.edu

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DrPH, 2013, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

MPH, 2007, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

BS, 2005, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor (2013 - present), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, Campus Box 1126, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1126
  • Lecturer (2010-2013), University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Public Health Education, 437 HHP Building, PO Box 26170 Greensboro, NC 
  • Director, HealthyUNCG, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 437 HHP Building, PO Box 26170 Greensboro, NC 

Professional Certifications

Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager (CWWPM), July 2012

Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS), March 2012

Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) April 2011

Certified Health and Wellness Coach, October 2011

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) April 2005

Professional Memberships

American Public Health Association    (APHA), 2003-present                                                                                    

Society for Public Health Education    (SOPHE), 2003-present

Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR), 2010 - 2012

Eta Sigma Gamma  

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