Karol Kaye Harris

Karol Kaye Harris

Research Assistant Professor

Health Behavior & Health Education


Office & Hours

Office: BEL 718



Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
2109 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78712-1415
UT Mail Code: D3700


Karol Kaye (KKaye) Harris, as a Research Assistant Professor, explores the intersection of public, individual, and organizational health. Her work is informed by an MS in Community Health Sciences with an emphasis on epidemiology from The University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, a PhD in Health Education from the University of Texas at Austin, and additional training in social work, addictive behaviors, neuroleadership, complexity science, and evaluation. She has conducting health education programming and research within corporate, community, and healthcare settings in the areas of smoking cessation, weight normalization, maternal and child health, worksite wellness, nutrition education and evaluation, addiction programming, and HIV prevention and care. More recently, her efforts have included ways to enhance emergent leadership and how individuals interpret, make sense of what is happening, and act in the midst of change.