Jodie G. Katon, PhD, MS – Career Development Awardee
Jodie G. Katon, PhD, MS
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle
Jodie Katon, PhD, is a health services researcher trained in epidemiology. Her research interests and experiences focus on the overlap of reproductive health, chronic disease, and mental health. Her HSR&D-funded Career Development Award seeks to understand women Veterans' access, utilization, and outcomes of VA maternity care in order to identify modifiable risk factors and acceptable virtual care strategies for enhancing care and improving outcomes of pregnant women Veterans. She earned her Masters in Science in epidemiology from the University of California Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health and her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health. Following her graduate studies she accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Puget Sound HSR&D Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value Driven Care. For the past three years she has served as the Senior Reproductive Epidemiology Consultant for the VA Office of Women's Health Services. In this role she helped lead the first ever report on the State of Reproductive Health in Women Veterans, identified and leveraged available data sources to evaluate VA maternity care, and contributed to evaluations of the reproductive health workforce within VA. Currently she is also a Research Health Science Specialist in the Seattle/Denver HSR&D Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care and a Senior Fellow in the University of Washington Department of Health Services.
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