Lara Latimer

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Master of Public Health (MPH)

Dr. Lara Latimer holds degrees in Exercise & Sport Science (BS) and Health Education/Health Behavior (MA, PhD). She has over 19 years of experience in the field of health and has been teaching for three and a half years, one and a half of those years have been with Walden University. Dr. Latimer is currently a Contributing Faculty member in the Walden University School of Health Sciences and teaches Socio-Ecological Perspectives on Health and Applied Research in Public Health. She also teaches an undergraduate class (Child & Adolescent Health) in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Education at another university. Dr. Latimer's research previously focused primarily on nutrition-related behaviors and obesity treatment/prevention, and she currently owns a consulting business where she helps individuals make behavior changes to improve their health and well-being.

Courses Taught

PUBH 6245 - Applied Research in Public Health

PUBH 6030 - Socio-Ecological Perspecitves on Health


BS, Texas Tech University

MA, The University of Texas at Austin

PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Awards / Honors

Superior Scholastic Scholarship, Texas Tech University, 1999

George and Frieda Soutter Endowed Scholarship, Texas Tech University, 2002

Ed Annual Endowed Presidential Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011

Cooke Scholarship, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010

The University of Texas Continuing Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012