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Kathy W. Hosig, RD, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor
  • Director, Center for Public Health Practice and Research
Kathy Hosig
Department of Population Health Sciences
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

MPH, Public Health Leadership, 2001
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

PhD, Foods and Nutrition, 1992
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

BS, Human Nutrition and Foods/Dietetics, 1985
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

  • Registered Dietitian, American Dietetic Association, 1985-present
  • Community-based Participatory Research: Church, Cooperative Extension and Academic Partnerships
  • Community-based Type 2 diabetes education program to improve blood glucose control in underserved populations (African American, Hispanic, and Malaysian populations)
  • Association between university health environment and nutrition/physical activity habits of college students
  • Diet and physical activity habits of college students; pilot testing of internet-based interventions for health habits targeted to college students

2011–present
Associate Professor
Director, Center for Public Health Practice and Research
Population Health Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2018–present
Extension Specialist and State Program Leader for Health

Virginia Cooperative Extension
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2008–2010
Associate Professor and Discipline Chair

Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Blacksburg, VA

2004–2008
Associate Professor

Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

1999–2003
Associate Professor and Program Director for Nutrition and Dietetics

Program Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
Department of Health Sciences
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC

1996–1999
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Nutrition and Dietetics

Department of Health Sciences
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC

1992–1996
Assistant Professor

Department of Dietetics and Nutrition
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

1985–1992
Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant

Department of Foods and Nutrition
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

1985–1992
Clinical Dietitian

Home Hospital
Lafayette, IN

  • Society for Nutrition Education
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • American Public Health Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Eta