Kate York

Kate J York , PhD, RN, FNP

Assistant Professor of Clinical

College of Nursing
3110 Vine Street
P.O. Box PO Box 210038
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0038
Phone 513 558 1108
Email yorkkj@ucmail.uc.edu

Professional Summary


Kate York, PhD, RN, FNP is the Director of Global Health Nursing and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing in the College of Nursing. She works in the global community health and primary health care setting and teaches community/public health nursing along with global health. Dr. York works to create academic partnerships with schools and colleges of nursing at higher education institutions abroad and sustains these relationships through mutually beneficial activities. She was a Fellow in Global Clinical Education through Massachusetts General Hospital while teaching nursing students at Hubert Kairuki Memorial University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as part of the Global Health Service Partnership between Seed Global Health, U.S. Peace Corps, and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Her interest in global health developed during her doctoral studies when she studied factors affecting participation in a community-directed medication distribution program for onchocerciasis and the role of Community Health Workers in Morogoro Rural District of Tanzania. These experiences shaped her philosophy of global study abroad for nursing students – one that requires interaction with student nurses and nurses in host countries in a meaningful and sustainable way. Dr. York is also the Associate Director of Primary Health Care and Community Health Nursing at Seed Global Health, an NGO focused on strengthening health systems through education and clinical training of the next generation of health care providers in sub-Saharan Africa. In this role she recruits and supports specialized nurse educators in academic partner institutions in Malawi and Uganda.

Education

Bachelor of Arts: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 1987 (Communication Arts )

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 1999 (Acute Care Nursing )

Master of Science in Nursing: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 2000 (Family Health Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner)

Doctor of Philosophy: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 2011 (Nursing Research)

Research and Practice Interests

Community Health Nursing
Global Health
Global Health Nursing
Global Clinical Experiences for Students
Cultural Competence
Ethics and Global Experience

Positions and Work Experience

08-15-2016 - Director of Global Health Nursing and Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing;, Director of Global Health Nursing - create opportunities for students and faculty to experience nursing from a global perspective Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing - teach in Community Health Nursing and Global Health Nursing at the undergraduate level, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing;, Cincinnati, Ohio

08-15-2014 -08-14-2015 Assistant Professor: Educator , Master in Health Administration Program, School of Social Work, University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences, Cincinnati, Ohio

07-2014 -08-2015 Fellow in Global Clinical Education, Fellowship completed during Global Health Service Partnership volunteering in sub-Saharan Africa, Massachusetts General Hospital , Boston, Massachusetts

07-2014 -08-2015 Nurse Educator - Visiting Professor, Global Health Service Partnership between Seed Global Health, U.S. Peace Corps and the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Faculty of Nursing, Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

03-2012 -08-2015 Adjunct Assistant Professor , Master in Health Administration Program, School of Social Work, University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences, Cincinnati, Ohio

08-2012 -12-2012 Part-time Faculty, Advanced Nursing Studies; Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky

07-2016 - Director of Community Health Nursing, Seed Global Health, Boston, Massachusetts

1996 -1998 Associate Editor of Graphic Design Books, F & W Publications, Cincinnati, Ohio

10-2011 -07-2014 Family Nurse Practitioner, Federally Qualified Health Center, The Healthcare Connection – Wellness Center Glenway and Mt. Healthy Family Practice Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

07-2005 -09-2010 Family Nurse Practitioner, Federally Qualified Health Center, The Healthcare Connection at Mt. Healthy – Mt. Health Family Practice Center;, Cincinnati, Ohio

03-2003 -05-2005 Nurse Practitioner, Private Practice, Vascular Division; Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Inc, Cincinnati, Ohio

08-1999 -12-2001 Staff RN, Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio

10-2010 - Freelance Editor, Dissertation editing, writing assistance, Self Employed, Cincinnati, Ohio

1995 -1996 Office Assistant, Mercy Health Systems, Batavia, Ohio

1988 -1995 Advertising Copywriter, Lazarus Department Stores;, Cincinnati, Ohio

1987 -1988 Special Events Assistant, Lazarus Department Stores, Cincinnati, Ohio

11-2009 -07-2010 Research Assistant, Beverly Reigle, PhD - P.I., University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio

01-2009 -06-2009 Graduate Research Assistant, Linda Baas, PhD, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio

09-2008 -12-2008 Graduate Research Assistant, Susan Elek, PhD, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio

06-2008 -09-2008 Adjunct Faculty – Community Health Nursing, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio

09-2007 -06-2008 Graduate Research Assistant, Devon Berry, PhD, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio

09-2007 -03-2008 Graduate Research Assistant, Beverly Reigle, PhD, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio

12-2001 -02-2003 Research Coordinator, Hatton Research Institute, TriHealth, Cincinnati, Ohio

03-2001 -12-2001 Research Assistant, Charles L. Mesh, MD – Vascular Surgeon, TriHealth, Cincinnati, Ohio

1999 -2000 Research Assistant, Elaine Miller, PhD, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio

Research Support

Grant: #OAC Investigators:Green, Donna; Pryse, Yvette; Werdman, Eileen; York, Kathie 04-01-2017 -08-31-2017 Ohio League for Nursing Educating the Current and Future Nursing Workforce on Principles of Health Equity Role:PI $8,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #STTI Investigators:Kate York 2010 -2011 Beta Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International The Community Health Workers’ Role in the Community-Directed Treatment with Ivermectin Program in the Morogoro Rural District of Tanzania Role:P.I. $3982 Completed Type:Grant Level:Local

Investigators:Clark, A. (PI), York, K., Gray, D., Million, K. 2020 -2021 University of Cincinnati Provost Research and Intersectionality in Student Education (RISE) Role:Co-Investigator $10,000 Planned/In Preparation Type:Grant

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

York, Kate J; Kabole, Ibrahim; Mrisho, Mwifadhi; Berry, Devon M; Schmidt, Elena (2015. ) Factors affecting community participation in the CDTI program in Morogoro, Tanzania.Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing / Sigma Theta Tau, , 47 (1 ) ,96-104 More Information

York, K., Profitt, A., Alawadhi, F., Andreadis, M., Brydon-Miller, M. et al. (2012. ) Getting to know me: The potential of action research to promote ethical reflection .Teaching Ethics, , 12 (2 ) ,183

Berry, D. & York, K. (2011. ) Depression and Religiosity in College: A longitudinal survey of U.S students .Nursing and Health Sciences, , 13 (1 ) ,76

Other Publications

Clark, A. and York, K. (2020. ) Enhancing Critical Reflection and Personal Development Through App Integration .Active Learning Near & Far, 26 -27, 28, 29, 30 An Apple Distinguished Educator Publication

Additional Publications

Editorial

York, K. (11-19-2020. ) Checking colonialism at the border .Online, (Author)

Presentations

Invited Presentations

York, K. & Reutman, S (04-27-2017. ) Integrating Primary Care into the Workplace: An Occupational Health Nurse Opportunity .University of Ulsan, Ulsan, S. Korea. Conference. . Level:International

York, K. (02-17-2021. ) Global Health Public/Private Partnerships .Global Health Lounge - Ambassadors for Global Health at UC, Virtual. UC. . Level:International

York, K. (11-02-2021. ) Community Centered: Global and Local .GlobeMed Community Health Speakers Series, University of Cincinnati. Level:Local

Poster Presentations

van de Water, B., Atuhairwe, I., Phiri, M., York, K., & Mann, J. (07-2021. ) Prioritizing global nursing networks through Year of the Nurse and Midwife activities and partnerships .Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress 2021, Virtual. . Conference. . Level:International

van de Water, B., Adelman, S., Atuhirwe,I. Moyo, T., Mann, J., York, K., & Ewing, H. (07-2022. ) Seed Global Health: Promoting Global Collaborations through Nursing and Midwifery Education in sub-Saharan Africa .Sigma's 33rd International Nursing Research Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland. . Conference. . Level:International

Lecture

York, K. (02-28-2013. ) Creating International Research Opportunities .Cincinnati, Ohio. Professional Meeting. Level:International

York, K. (10-16-2016. ) Facing Ethical Challenges in Research Abroad .Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH. Other Institution. Level:Local

Paper Presentations

Kate York (10-27-2018. ) Transcultural Academic Partnerships Promote Student Networking .Boston MA. Conference. Level:International

Symposium

York, K. (04-03-2017. ) Strengthening Nursing Education in the US and Africa through the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP): Around the world and around the corner .Miami, FL. Conference. Level:International

York, K. (01-30-2015. ) Additional Issues in Ebola Outbreaks .Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, Dar es Salaam, TZ. Other Institution. Level:University

York, K. (11-17-2014. ) eLearning and Online Learning for Medical and Nursing Students in East Africa .Dar es Salaam, TZ. Workshop. Level:National

York, K. (11-02-2012. ) The Community Health Workers’ Role in the Community- Directed Treatment with Ivermectin Program in the Morogoro Rural District of Tanzania .Beijing, China. Conference. Level:International

York, K. (10-19-2012. ) Factors Affecting Community Members’ Participation in a Community-Based Medication Distribution Program in Tanzania .Orlando, Florida. Conference. Level:International

Alawadhi, F. Andreadis, M., Brydon-Miller, M. Doering, S., Hayes, D., Huang, Q., Hutchinson, A., Jellison, V., Jette, K., Mcginnis-Hemphill, K., Moncree-Moffett, K., Profitt, A., Smith, M., York, K. (03-05-2010. ) Pedagogical Demonstration: Using Photovoice and First-Person Action Research to Promote Ethical Reflection .Cincinnati, Ohio. Conference. Level:National

Event Organized

Let's Talk: Privilage, Bias and Racism in Health Care

Let's Talk: Privilage, Bias and Racism in Health Care Lecture 03-31-2021 03-31-2021 Virtual Level:Local

Teaching and Learning Methodologies

Teaching and Learning Methodologies Workshop 10-12-2020 10-16-2020 Mzuzu, Malawi Level:International

Student Advising

Meggie O'Hara, Taylor Hopkins, Megan Surovjak (Undergrad ) Advisor Status:Completed 04-03-2019

Service

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing (Student Affairs Council Alternate ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 08-2017 -08-2020

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing (Poverty Simulation ) Director Type:University/College Service Level:College 2010 -2010

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing (Research/Scholarly Activities Council ) Representative Type:University/College Service Level:College 2010 -2010

University of Cincinnati (Instructional Design/Pedagogy Governance Subcommittee
 ) Co-Chair Type:University/College Service Level:University 11-2015 -06-2017

University of Cincinnati (UCIT Governance eLearning Committee ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 11-2015 -06-2017

University of Cincinnati (College of Medicine Global Health Advisory Council ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 08-2016 -08-2017

University of Cincinnati - UC International (Sub-Sahara Africa Strategy Group ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 11-2016 -To Present

University of Cincinnati - UC International (Latin America Strategy Group ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 11-2016 -08-2018

University of Cincinnati - UC International (Travel Oversight Committee ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 11-2016 -To Present

University of Cincinnati (Global Bioethics Workgroup
 ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:Local 09-2016 -2019

Global Health Task Force (Global Health Conference Committee ) Committee Chair Type:Other Educational Service Level:Regional 06-2013 -03-2014

University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center (University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center’s Global Health Task Force, CAHS Representative ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 2012 -2014

Action Research Journal Reviewer Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2013 -To Present

Rehabilitation Nursing Reviewer Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2010 -2019

Midwest Global Health Conference (Conference Planning Committee ) Co-Chair Type:University/College Service Level:Regional 06-2017 -03-2018

UC International (The Americas Strategy Group ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 08-2018 -To Present

First Ladies for Health Faculty Coordinator Type:Community Service Level:Local 10-14-2018 -10-14-2018

Interviewer Type:University/College Service Level:College 01-19-2019 -01-19-2019

Type:University/College Service Level:College 11-2021

Annals of Global Health Reviewer Type:Editorial Service Level:International 01-01-2020 -To Present

(Committee for Equity and Inclusive Excellence ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 08-15-2018 -To Present

(Committee for Equity and Inclusive Excellence ) Co-Chair Type:University/College Service Level:College 08-15-2019 -08-14-2022

(Faculty Search Committee ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 08-15-2019 -08-14-2021

(Faculty Search Committee ) Committee Chair Type:University/College Service Level:College 08-15-2020 -To Present

Post Graduate Training and Education

07-2014-08-2015 Fellow in Global Clinical Education, Massachusetts General Hospital, , Boston, Massachusetts

Keywords

Community Health Nursing, Global Health, study abroad, cultural competence, ethical global experiences

Professional Affiliation

01-11-2005 -To Present: Member American Association of Nurse Practitioners

05-21-1999 -To Present: Member Sigma Theta Tau International

2013 -BAD DATE: Reviewer Action Research Journal

2010 -2016: Reviewer Rehabilitation Nursing

2006 -2008: Conference Planning Committee Chairperson Society for Vascular Nursing

2005 -2007: Author of Advance Practice Corner Society for Vascular Nursing: SVN-PRN (Quarterly Newsletter for the Society for Vascular Nursing)

2004 -2006: Conference Planning Committee Member Society for Vascular Nursing

2002 -2003: Professional Practice Committee Member Society for Vascular Nursing

09-25-2018 -09-28-2018: Emerging Global Healthcare Leadership Symposium 2018 Leadership Development The Emerging Global Healthcare Leadership Symposium helps prepare healthcare leaders to effectively work in and/or lead major public health departments, public or private organizations, and global programs and initiatives, thereby directly and indirectly improving the health of people worldwide. Attendance at this symposium prepares globally-aware healthcare leaders to: 1. Participate in global healthcare ventures and networking. 2. Become a global thought and practice leader, locally, and regionally. 3. Provide local and regional consultation to meet dynamic global healthcare challenges. 4. View healthcare issues from a global perspective. Sigma Theta Tau International: Institute for Global Healthcare Leadership, London, UK

10-24-2018 -10-26-2018: WHO Global Conference on Primary Health Care Invited guest On 25-26 October 2018, the world came together in Astana, Kazakhstan, at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care to renew a commitment to primary health care to achieve universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Conference was held at the Palace of Independence and was cohosted by the Government of Kazakhstan, WHO and UNICEF. World Health Organization/Government of Kazakhstan/UNICEF, Astana, Kazakhstan

05-2022 -To Present: Transcultural Nursing Society

10-2016 -To Present: Global Nursing Caucus

Courses Taught

Community as Partner Level:Undergraduate

Community as Partner Level:Undergraduate

Community as Partner Level:Undergraduate

Health Policy 1: Health Policy and Regulation Level:Graduate

MHA Capstone Level:Graduate

Guided Readings in Health Systems Management Level:Graduate

Guided Readings in Health Systems Management Level:Graduate

Intro to Capstone Level:Graduate

Health Systems Management 2: Principles of Leadership Level:Graduate

Study Abroad – Nicaragua Level:Both

Health Systems Management1: Organization and Delivery Level:Graduate

Global Health and Health Systems (3G)
 Level:Graduate

Community Health Nursing
 Level:Undergraduate

Philosophy for Nursing – Applied Ethics Level:Undergraduate

Communication Skills Level:Undergraduate

Communication Skills Level:Undergraduate

Mental Health for Social Workers (MSW) Level:Graduate

Therapeutic Counseling 
 Level:Undergraduate

Community Health Nursing Field Practicum Level:Undergraduate

Trends and Issues in Nursing Level:Undergraduate

Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 Level:Undergraduate

Medical-Surgical Nursing 2 Level:Undergraduate

Qualitative Research Level:Graduate

Concepts in Community/Public Health Nursing Level:Undergraduate

ACCELERAT COMMUNITY AS PARTNER Level:Graduate

COMMUNITY AS PARTNER Level:Undergraduate

Global Health Level:Undergraduate

Community as Partner Level:Undergraduate

Community as Partner Level:Undergraduate

-NBSN-3040C COMMUNITY PARTNER Level:Undergraduate

-NBSN-3002 CON COM PUB HEALTH Level:Undergraduate

-NBSN-3090 GLOBAL HEALTH Level:Undergraduate

-NBSN-3040C COMMUNITY PARTNER Level:Undergraduate

-NBSN-3002 CON COM PUB HEALTH Level:Undergraduate

-NBSN-3040C COMMUNITY PARTNER Level:Undergraduate

-NBSN-3096 INDEPENDENT STUDY Level:Undergraduate

-NBSN-3090 GLOBAL HEALTH Level:Undergraduate

-NBSN-3040C COMMUNITY PARTNER Level:Undergraduate

-NBSN-3096 INDEPENDENT STUDY Level:Undergraduate

Success in College and Nursing Level:Undergraduate

Intro to Nursing Level:Undergraduate

Accelerated Community Nursing Level:Graduate

Population and Community Health Level:Undergraduate

Population and Community Health Nursing Level:Undergraduate

Population and Community Health Nursing Level:Undergraduate

-NBSN-3090 GLOBAL HEALTH Level:Undergraduate

Global Health Level:Graduate

Global Health Level:Undergraduate

Faculty Development Activities

04-2017 Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems Consortium of Universities for Global Health Washington, D.C. Type:Conference Attendance

04-2017 Third International Conference: Catalyzing Nursing Education and Scholarship for Global Health Global Alliance for Leadership in Nursing Education and Science Miami, FL Type:Conference Attendance

10-2016 Nurses: A force for change: Improving health systems' resilience Seed Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Global Nursing Caucus Boston, MA Type:Conference Attendance

01-2022 -To Present How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles An exploration of the book How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles. Over seven sessions, learners will investigate research in psychology, education, and cognitive science and how it applies to learning in the online, in-person, and hybrid learning environments., Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CET&L) and Dr. Matthew Rota and the College of Nursing Instructional Design team virtual Type:Continuing Education Program

Other Information

Recertification as FNP-BC; May 2021-May 2026,

Contact Information

Academic - College of Nursing
3110 Vine Street
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221-0038
Phone: 513 558 1108
yorkkj@ucmail.uc.edu