Department: Preventive Medicine & Environmental Health • Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research • Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks
Title: Assistant Professor
Email Address: Anna.Hoover@uky.edu
Phone: (859) 218-0343
Location: CPH 203B
Anna Goodman Hoover, MA, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, where she teaches undergraduate courses in public health preparedness. A communication scientist with research expertise in health and risk communication, Dr. Hoover is co-principal investigator and co-director of the National Coordinating Center for Systems for Action, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that aims to discover and apply new evidence about ways of aligning the delivery and financing systems that support a Culture of Health. Dr. Hoover also is co-principal investigator and deputy director of the RWJF-funded National Health Security Preparedness Index program management office, which oversees annual production of the Index – an important tool for better understanding U.S. and state-level preparedness to address large-scale public health threats. In addition, she serves as co-Core Leader of the UK Superfund Research Center’s Research Translation Core, where she works with stakeholder groups to improve mutual understandings of environmental health issues, translating research outcomes at community, policy, and provider levels. Dr. Hoover is a founding member of UK's Dissemination and Implementation Sciences Consortium. Her research focuses on using stakeholder-centered communication, public engagement, and evidence-based dissemination to improve population health.