Kathleen (Katie) Brandert, MPH, CHES


Director, Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute
Office of Public Health Practice

Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health
(Maternal and Child Health program)
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2012-present, Manager, Workforce Development and Leadership Programs, UNMC
  • 2012-present, Director, Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute (GPPHLI), UNMC
  • 2012-present, Instructor, Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health, UNMC
  • 2010-2012, Acting Associate Director of Programs, CityMatCH
  • 2008-2010, Education and Training Manager, CityMatCH
  • 2007-present, Adjunct Faculty, Health Education, UNO
  • 2004-2007, Assistant Coach, University Speech and Debate Team, UNL
  • 2003-2007, Project/Senior Coordinator, CityMatCH


  • Master of Public Health (Community Health Education), University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies and Psychology), University of Nebraska-Lincoln


  • 2013, Certified Trainer: Change Style Indicator (CSI), Discovery Learning, Inc.
  • 2013, Certified Trainer: Influence Style Indicator (ISI), Discovery Learning, Inc.
  • 2012, Certified Trainer: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), CPP Professional Services 
  • 2005, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Other Trainings, Workshops and Facilitation Techniques Offered/Available

  • Campbell Leadership Descriptor
  • Change Management
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Conflict Management/ Thomas Killman Conflict Mode Instrument
  • Critical Thinking
  • Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • FIRO-B Assessment
  • Introduction to Leadership
  • Life Course Theory
  • Storytelling
  • ToPs (Facilitation and Strategic Planning)

Professional Interests
Kathleen (Katie) Brandert is deeply passionate about creating the conditions for all women, children, and families to lead healthy, dynamic lives. To get there, she believes we need great leaders who can build teams, negotiate the political landscape, and inspire the community to work collaboratively.

Throughout her career, Katie has worked at the national, regional and local levels, and within the following areas of interest:
Leader and leadership development

  • Workforce training/ Adult learning
  • Maternal and Child Health (MCH)
  • Family planning, preconception health, and sexual health
  • Cultural competency/humility, undoing racism, health disparities

Selected Publications

  • Thompson, B.K, Peck, M., & Brandert, K.T (2008). Integrating preconception health into public health practice: A tale of three cities. Journal of Women's Health, 17(5). 723-727.

Contact Kathleen (Katie) Brandert
Katie Brandert, MPH, CHES

984335 NE Medical Center 
Omaha, NE 68198-4335
Phone: 402.552.7256
Email: kbrandert@unmc.edu