Kathleen Sobiech

Sobiech College Of Science

Kathleen Sobiech
Adjunct Assistant Teaching Professor
Master of Science in Global Health program
Eck Institute for Global Health
University of Notre Dame

Health behavior theory; Qualitative research methods; Global health; Institutional capacity-building

Qualitative Research & Methods

Sobiech is a public health researcher and practitioner with over 20 years of experience planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating a variety of public health programs. She earned her PhD from Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington while managing USAID-funded institutional capacity-building projects in Kosovo, Indonesia, and Liberia for Indiana University's Office of International Development. Sobiech is a returned Peace Corps volunteer who served in Senegal, West Africa (1996-98).

Professional Roles/Positions
Sobiech has an affiliation with Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health and Indiana University's Center for Rural Engagement. 

Research and Publications
Sobiech’s research aims to mobilize community engagement around the social determinants of health using community-based participatory research approaches to inquiry, implementation, and evaluation of public health interventions. 

  • Ray, H., Sobiech, K. L., Alexandrova, M., Songok, J. J., Rukunga, J., & Bucher, S. (2021). Critical Interpretive Synthesis of Qualitative Data on the Health Care Ecosystem for Vulnerable Newborns in Low-to Middle-Income Countries. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 50(5), 549-560.

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