AJ Harzke, MDiv, MPH, DrPH, Immediate Past Chair

About Me:
Dr. Harzke has worked as a public health practitioner, researcher, statistical consultant, and quality improvement specialist in criminal justice health care settings for more than 20 years.

Dr. Harzke is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch and a Senior Biostatistician in Correctional Managed Care (CMC) (2008 – Present). In this dual role, Dr. Harzke conducts research as a principal investigator and collaborator, provides statistical consultation for students and post-doctoral residents and fellows conducting criminal justice health care research, and leads and manages Lean Six Sigma performance improvement initiatives in CMC. She has published a number of articles describing the epidemiology of health conditions within the Texas prison system.


University of Texas School of Public HealthDrPH, Behavioral Sciences & Health Promotion2007
University of Texas School of Public HealthMPH, Health Education & Promotion2002
Harvard Divinity SchoolMDiv, Religion & Culture1996
University of TexasBA, Philosophy & Psychology1992
Email: ajharzke@utmb.edu