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Katherine D Hoerster, PhD, MPH, BA – Career Development Awardee

Katherine D Hoerster, PhD, MPH, BA Katherine D Hoerster, PhD, MPH, BA
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle
Seattle, WA 

Katherine (Kate) Hoerster is an investigator at the VA Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. She also provides clinical care within the VA Puget Sound Seattle Division PTSD Clinical Team. Dr. Hoerster's research examines the influence of socio-cultural and environmental factors on health, health behavior, and access to care, particularly in the context of psychiatric illness. Her HSR&D-funded Career Development Award focuses on studying MOVE!+UP, a weight loss program she developed to address disproportionate cardio-metabolic disease risk factors among Veterans with PTSD. Dr. Hoerster received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program. She received her Master's degree in Public Health from San Diego State University.

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