Courtney Jost

Academic interests

Courtney’s research interest combined components of Public Health and Adapted Physical Activity to remove environmental and social barriers for individuals living with disabilities. She previously participated in the Botswana Global Learning Internship Program and will continue research examining community resources for individuals with disabilities. She hopes to design and implement culturally sensitive programs aimed to minimize disparity gaps between persons with disabilities and persons without in those communities.


Courtney is originally from Gig Harbor, Washington and holds a Masters degree in Public Health (Concentration: Global Health) from Oregon State University and a Bachelors degree in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Utah.


Prior to joining the PhD program at OSU, she worked as a Health Educator with The Senase Project in Akatim, Ghana where she cultivated relationships with key community stakeholders and working together, developed sanitation and hygiene programs.