Workforce Development and Leadership Program Manager
Director, Great Plains Leadership Institute
Office of Public Health Practice
Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health
- 2014-present, Team Coach and Faculty, Clinical Scholars Program (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
- 2012-present, Manager, Workforce Development and Leadership Programs, UNMC
- 2012-present, Director, Great Plains Leadership Institute, 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
- 2007-2012, Adjunct Faculty, Health Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha
- 2005-2007, Adjunct Faculty, Oral Communication, Hamilton College/Kaplan University
- 2004-2007, Assistant Coach, University Speech and Debate Team, UNL
- 2003-2007, Project/Senior Coordinator, CityMatCH
- Doctorate of Philosophy, Human Sciences (Leadership Studies), University of Nebraska-Lincoln [Expected 2021]
- Master of Public Health (Community Health Education), University of Nebraska at Omaha
- Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies and Psychology), University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- 2016, Certified Trainer, The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), IDI, LLC
- 2014, Certified Coach: The Leadership Circle 360 Assessment, The Leadership Circle
- 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
- 2005-2017, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
Selected Presentations, Trainings and Facilitation Assistance
- Facilitation Expertise
- General facilitation and design support
- Environmental scanning
- Strategic planning
- Implementation planning
- Individual and team-based personality assessments
- Change Style Indicator
- Conflict Management/ Thomas Killman Conflict Mode Instrument
- FIRO-B Assessment
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- Clifton StrengthsFinder
- Individual and team-based 360 assessments
- The Leadership Culture 360
- Discovery Learning Profile
- The Leadership Culture Survey
- Health equity and social justice
- Introduction to leadership
- Personal Board of Directors
- Change management
- Coaching as a Development Tool
- Team Development
Katie has worked at the local, regional, and national levels, and currently has the following areas of interest:
- Leader and leadership development
- Equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism education and training
- Workforce development
- Maternal and Child Health
- Brandert, K., Corbie-Smith, G, Green, M., Berthuiame, R., & Fernandez, C. (2021). Clinical Scholars: Making equity, diversity and inclusion learning an integral part of leadership development. In C.S.P. Fernandez & G. Corbie-Smith (Eds.) Leading community based changes in the culture of health in the US: Experiences in developing the team and impacting the community. [In press]
- Fernandez, C., Green, M., Noble, C. Brandert, K., Donnald, K., Walker, M., Henry, E., Rosenberg, A., Dave, G., & Corbie-Smith, G., (2021). Training “pivots” from the pandemic: a comparison of the Clinical Scholars Leadership Program in-person vs. virtual synchronous training. Journal of Health Care Leadership, 13, 1-13.
- Brandert, K., & Matkin, G. (2019). When the crisis is personal: A phenomenological study of women in leadership. Journal of Leadership Studies, 13(3). 56-61. DOI:10.1002/jls.21663
- Grimm, B., Arcari, C., Ramos, A., LeVan, T., Brandert, K., King, K., Siahpush, M., Michaud, T., Johansson, P., Burke, C. & Topko, L. (2019). Creating customized workforce development plans for medium-to-large public health departments. Public Health Reports, https://doi.org/10.1177/0033354919853255.
- Grimm, B. L., Brandert, K., Palm, D., & Svoboda, C. (2017). The EDIC Method: An Engaging and Comprehensive Approach for Creating Health Department Workforce Development Plans. Health Promotion Practice, 18(5), 688-695.
- Grimm, B. & Brandert, K. (2016). How does an individual’s innate preferences impact innovation and creativity? Journal of Leadership Studies,10(1), 34-36.
- Brandert, K., McCarthy, C., Grimm, B., Svoboda, C., Palm, D., Stimpson, J. (2014). A model for training public health workers in health policy: The Nebraska Health Policy Academy. Preventing Chronic Disease, 11. 140108. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd11.140108.
- Kasehagen, L., Brandert, K., Nickol, B., Gatere, M., Hanson, P., Bambace, J., Beam, R., Chao, S., Clark, C., Hepburn, C., Jocson, M., Jones, M., & McManus, P. (2014). Application of a mixed methods approach to identify community level solutions to decrease racial disparities in infant mortality. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1. 69-84. DOI: 10.1007/s40615-014-0008-4.
- 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.