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Kathleen Colville

Graduate Student

Ph.D. in Public Administration


Kathy Colville began the doctoral program in Fall 2013. Her research interests include network governance and policy process issues arising from the Affordable Care Act, and the ethics of emergency management planning and response.

She is the Director of Healthy Communities for Cone Health, one of North Carolina’s largest and most comprehensive health networks. She leads Cone Health’s efforts to identify critical population health needs and engage key community partners to improve access to care and health outcomes for those most vulnerable to health inequities. Kathy worked for almost a decade in public health emergency preparedness and hospital Emergency Management, including as a public health responder during Hurricane Wilma (2005) and hospital leader during the H1N1 flu pandemic (2009-2010).

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Literature (German) from Brown University and Masters Degrees in Social Work (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) and Public Health (Maternal and Child Health), both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kathy serves on numerous community boards, including the Alamance County Board of Health, the Impact Alamance Foundation Board of Directors, the Rockingham County Healthcare Alliance, and the Central Carolina Health Network Board of Directors. More information on her professional experience is available at


Master of Social Work University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Master of Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.S. Brown University