Katie arrived to UCSF after residency training in Boston at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She works as a hospitalist at ZSFG, a Clinical Skills Mentor in the JMP program and as a Clinical Lead in SF DPH's Information and Guidance Department. She is also a writer, educator and patient advocate.
Her interests are in understanding and addressing racial health disparities, as well as the impact of clinician bias on clinical decision making. She has developed curriculum to teach medical students how to think about intersections between race, racism and medicine and written about her own experiences encountering racism in clinical settings. Katie's research has focused on health disparities in a variety of areas- including HIV in resource limited settings internationally and nationally, premature mortality among African Americans and access to cardiology subspecialty care for heart failure admissions.