Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Evelina Sterling

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
Pilcher (PS 375), Room 143
Phone: 470-578-4828


Dr. Evelina Weidman Sterling is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Sterling studies issues related to medical sociology, including gerontology, chronic disease, community health, mental health, reproductive health, maternal and child health, and social factors in health. She is the co-author of several publications on these topics, including five consumer health books. Dr. Sterling has over 20 years of applied experience working in the fields of medical sociology and public health, particularly designing, implementing, evaluating, and researching innovative programs aimed at changing behavior and improving health outcomes. Past projects have included working with the American Association for Health Education, the American Heart Association, Atlanta Regional Commission, Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Fuqua Center for Late Life Depression, Healthy Mothers Health Babies National Coalition, the Visiting Nurse Health System, Gallaudet University, Georgia State University, and Emory University. She has held various leadership positions on the boards of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, the American Diabetes Association (Women’s Health and Cultural Competence Advisory Committees), Rachel’s Well, the Atlanta Area Evaluation Association, and the Society for Public Health Education. Dr. Sterling is also a master health education specialist (MCHES) and holds post-graduate certificates in non-profit management and data sciences.


Ph.D., Georgia State University
M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University
B.S., Mary Washington College