Dr. Kim Holton joined the Department of Health Education and Behavior as a Lecturer in 2018. Dr. Holton received her Ph.D. in Health Behavior from the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida in 2014. She also holds a M.S. in Zoology and B.S. in Ecology. She has many years of experience in health promotion practice, serving communities through her work with non-profits and employees through her work in higher education. Dr. Holton has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2002 and is a team member of the UF Mindfulness Program. She also serves on the UF & UF Health Shands Employee Wellness Committee and National Consortium for Building Health Academic Communities Research and Evidence-Based Practices Committee.
Dr. Holton’s research and instructional areas of interest include worksite health promotion, stress management, mindfulness, and complementary and integrative medicine. In the classroom, she encourages self-awareness and authentic connection to create a safe and productive learning environment.