Katie Kicinski

Katie Kicinksi.

Katie Kicinski is currently a PhD student at the University at Buffalo in Global Gender Studies where her research is focused on the politics of reproductive freedom in the U.S. and how this might impact women's reproductive health. 

She has been working in the field of health education for over 10 years as a population health program manager for a health maintenance organization as well as an adjunct faculty member in the Health Promotion Department at Daemen College and Human Services Department at Canisius College. Katie also serves as a Section Councilor for the Sexual and Reproductive Health unit of the American Public Health Association which focuses on ensuring that reproductive justice is supported by public health through maintaining and updating reproductive policies and representing the sexual and reproductive health section to other areas within the American Public Health Association. 

In addition to pursuing her doctorate, Katie also has a certification as a Health Education Specialist (CHES) in addition to her BS in Health Care Studies-Community Health from Daemen College and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  

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