Katrina Debnam


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • MPH, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • BS, Morgan State University

Katrina Debnam, holds a joint faculty appointment in the School of Education & Human Development and the School of Nursing at UVA. Dr. Debnam holds a psychology degree from Morgan State University, a MPH from UNC Chapel Hill, and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Maryland. Dr. Debnam has considerable expertise in research design, intervention implementation and fidelity, process and outcome evaluation, and data analysis and management within large school-based randomized controlled trials. As a researcher and scientist at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health for over 13 years, she honed an interest in mixed method research approaches to combating adolescent dating abuse, promoting adolescent violence prevention, culturally responsive schools, school climate initiatives, and faith-based programs that aim to improve young people’s lives.