Mira Katz, PhD


Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Mira Katz, PhD

As a behavioral scientist dedicated to improving health equity, my teaching and research are two interconnected areas that motivate me. I use mixed methods and community-engaged strategies to develop, implement, and evaluate theoretically-guided interventions to improve health outcomes and reduce cancer disparities.


1590 North High Street
Suite 525
Columbus, OH, 43210
Email: katz.114@osu.edu
Phone: 614-293-6603

My research concentrates on providing understandable and acceptable cancer prevention and control messages to different populations. My overarching research goal is to reduce cancer disparities among minority and underserved populations. In the past decade, as a behavioral scientist, I have led community-engaged research projects focused on increasing cancer screening rates and improving the uptake of the HPV vaccine. I have a special interest in providing cancer prevention and control information to individuals with limited health literacy skills so they may make informed health decisions.