SPH Alum Takes Over BU Wellness Office

Posted on: July 7, 2014 Topics: Community Health Sciences

Katharine Mooney, a 2012 graduate of BUSPH, has been promoted to director of BU’s Wellness and Prevention Services – a position she describes as “a small office with a big job.”

Katherine Mooney (Photo by Vernon Doucette)

Katherine Mooney (Photo by Vernon Doucette)

The former wellness coordinator was recently promoted to director after the departure of Elizabeth Douglas, who helped to expand the office’s reach on campus, especially in the area of preventing alcohol abuse. Mooney had worked closely with Douglas and plans to build on what the office has accomplished.

The job is a good fit for Mooney, who as an SPH graduate student was involved in BU’s Alcohol Task Force and taught alcohol education classes to students arrested for underage drinking. The focus of her public health master’s was prevention of alcohol abuse.

Read more about her promotion in BU Today.