Population Health Sciences Faculty

Kathy W. Hosig, RD, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Population Health Sciences


  • 2001
    MPH, Public Health Leadership
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1992
    PhD, Foods and Nutrition
    Purdue University
  • 1985
    BS, Human Nutrition and Foods/Dietetics
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


  • 1985 - present
    Registered Dietitian
    American Dietetic Association

Research Interests

  • Community-based Participatory Research: Church, Cooperative Extension and Academic Partnerships
  • Community-based Type 2 diabetes education program to improve blood glucose control in underserved populations (African American, Hispanic, and Malaysian populations)
  • Association between university health environment and nutrition/physical activity habits of college students
  • Diet and physical activity habits of college students; pilot testing of internet-based interventions for health habits targeted to college students

Professional Experience

  • 2011 – Present
    Associate Professor
    Director, Center for Public Health Practice and Research
    Population Health Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2018 – Present
    Extension Specialist and State Program Leader for Health
    Virginia Cooperative Extension
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2008 – 2010
    Associate Professor and Discipline Chair
    Preventive Medicine and Public Health
    Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2004 – 2008
    Associate Professor
    Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1999 – 2003
    Associate Professor and Program Director for Nutrition and Dietetics
    Program Director for Didactic Program in Dietetics
    Department of Health Sciences
    Western Carolina University
    Cullowhee, NC
  • 1996 – 1999
    Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Nutrition and Dietetics
    Department of Health Sciences
    Western Carolina University
    Cullowhee, NC
  • 1992 – 1996
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Little Rock, AR
  • 1985 – 1992
    Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant
    Department of Foods and Nutrition
    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN
  • 1985 – 1992
    Clinical Dietitian
    Home Hospital
    Lafayette, IN

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Nutrition Education
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • American Public Health Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Eta