College of Health Sciences
Dr. Catherine McMillan currently serves as program coordinator for the PhD/MS in Health Education and Health Promotion. She received her PhD in Health Education at Texas A&M University in May, 2000. Other degrees include a MPH in Public Health from The University of South Mississippi and a BS degree in Health and Physical Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to becoming the program coordinator, Catherine taught for three years as a contributing faculty member in HEP. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses including Perspectives on Health and the Developing Professional, Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion, Health Behavior Theory, Planning, Implementing and Evaluation Health Education Programs, Drug and Alcohol Education, and Community Health Promotion. Catherine completed the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination in 1994 and has dedicated herself to maintaining this certification through continuing education opportunities. She received funding from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to create “Take Action Against Brest Cancer” (TAABC). This project focused on assisting underserved and uninsured women to receive no cost mammograms. This project also provided community education and outreach services to numerous participants in the local community. Current research interests include drug and alcohol education, health behavior theory, and community empowerment. Catherine has also been involved in planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion programs for a variety of target populations. Other areas of concentration are public health, domestic violence prevention/education and social justice issues. She holds membership in the American Public Health Association and was an abstract reviewer for the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs section in 2015-2018.