Katherine L. Hunting

Katherine L. Hunting

Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Health

Katherine L. Hunting is Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Health in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. She recently retired after 25 years on the faculty. Dr. Hunting is an expert in epidemiologic study design and injury epidemiology, particularly as they pertain to studies of workers. She co-edited Essential Case Studies in Public Health: Putting Public Health into Practice. This text, published in 2012, consists of 21 teaching cases illustrating a wide variety of public health issues.

An experienced academic administrator, Professor Hunting directed the MPH program in Environmental Health Science and Policy for 18 years. She also served for six and a half years in the dean’s office, first as Associate Dean for Student and Faculty Development, and then as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. As her department’s Vice Chair for Educational Activities from 2010 to 2013, she focused on educational program development, operations, and evaluation. Dr. Hunting earned her B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of California at Riverside and an M.P.H. and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Hunting has a strong interest in case-based learning as an approach to enhance student competencies. As an AAC&U Senior Fellow, she is affiliated with the Scientific Thinking and Integrative Reasoning Skills (STIRS) project, where she leads case study development efforts and works with thirteen STIRS Scholars from around the U.S.