Dr. Reinschmidt is a medical/cultural anthropologist with extensive experience in working with culturally diverse groups, including Mexican American and American Indian populations. As a public health professional, she has worked to reduce health disparities and help individuals attain optimal health in the Arizona-U.S. border region since 2002. Her expertise includes behavioral intervention prevention research, community based participatory research, qualitative methods and curriculum development. Her current research interest aims to understand the practices, perceptions, and experiences of American Indian university students on the role of physical activity in health, well-being and resilience and to develop a toolkit to promote PA behavior for increased health, wellbeing and resilience among AI UA students.
Kerstin M. Reinschmidt PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Health Promotion Sciences Department
Major Area of Interest:
Public Health, HPS, medical/cultural anthropology, behavioral intervention prevention research, community based participatory research, qualitative methods
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
The University of Arizona