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 Health – 2007

DrPH, Behavioral Sciences & Health Promotion                                                       

University of Texas School of Public Health – 2002

MPH, Health Education & Promotion           

Harvard Divinity School – 1996

MDiv, Religion & Culture     

University of Texas – 1992                                       

BA, Philosophy & Psychology



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