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Katherine Theall

Dr. Katherine Theall is a Professor of Epidemiology at Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. As a social epidemiologist, Theall’s research focuses on reducing health inequities by understanding and altering built and social contexts (e.g., neighborhood and interpersonal environments) for better health in marginalized populations locally, nationally, and internationally. She directs the Tulane Mary Amelia Women’s Center and is Senior Director of the Tulane Violence Prevention Institute. She also directs the HRSA-supported Tulane Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology Doctoral Training program and the postdoctoral and junior faculty MatCH Program. Dr. Theall has a long-standing interest in interdisciplinary research and practice and has received funding from the CDC, NIH, HRSA and private foundations such as the Robert Wood Johnson and W.K. Kellogg Foundations. She has published over 150 peer reviewed papers and authored or co-authored several book chapters. With a strong base in community partnered participatory research aimed at addressing social determinants of health and the processes that shape these determinants, she continues to find ways to disseminate her team’s work and turn it into action.