Joanne Katz

Joanne Katz

  • Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

  • Departmental Affiliation(s):

    Biostatistics (Joint)
    Epidemiology (Joint)
    International Health (Primary)
    Division: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

    Contact Information

    Room W5009
    615 N. Wolfe Street
    Baltimore , Maryland
    US        

    410-955-7016
    410-955-2029

    Education

    ScD, Johns Hopkins University, 1992
    MS, Princeton University

    Overview

      BSc, Statistics and Economics, University of Cape Town, 1978 MS, Mathematical Statistics, Princeton University, 1982 ScD, International Health, Johns Hopkins University, 1992 My research aims to reduce mortality and morbidity in under-served populations in the United States and abroad. The underlying discipline bases for this research are epidemiology, community randomized trials and biostatistics. Areas of focus include (1) macro and micronutrient deficiencies, (2) neonatal and maternal health, (3) interaction between nutrition and infection, (4) ophthalmic epidemiology and blindness prevention. Current projects include 1. A randomized trial to assess the impact of newborn massage with mustard seed versus sunflower seed oil on neonatal morbidity and mortality in rural Nepal. 2. A randomized trial to assess the impact of maternal influenza vaccination on respiratory infections in mothers and infants in Sarlahi, Nepal. 3. Pertussis incidence, risk factors and maternal antibody transfer among young infants in rural Nepal. 4. Step wedge trial to assess the impact of improving cook stoves to reduce indoor air pollution and respiratory infections in young children in rural Nepal. 5. Global and regional estimation of the neonatal and infant mortality burden of being born preterm and/or small for gestational age, and maternal risk factors for preterm and/or small for gestational age outcomes through the Child Health Epidemiology Research Group (CHERG). 6. A study to examine whether iron and/or zinc supplementation in utero and/or in early childhood (prior to age 3) has an impact on cognition at age 7-9 years in rural Nepal.    

    Honors and Awards

    2011  Johns Hopkins Alumni Knowledge for the World Award 2011  Global Health Excellence in Advising Award, Johns Hopkins University 2011  Golden Apple teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Advising, Mentoring and Teaching Recognition Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2002, 2005, 2011 2009 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Fellow 2009 American Academy of Ophthalmology Recognition of Outstanding Service to the Profession of Ophthalmology Fellow, American College of Epidemiology, 1994 Delta Omega, 1993

    Research Interests

    epidemiology, biostatistics, community trials, vitamin A, iron, zinc, micronutrients, neonatal and maternal health, adolescent pregnancy, reproductive health, respiratory infections, ophthalmology, blindness and visual impairment, Nepal, Bangladesh.

    Publications

    • 800x600 Katz J, Lee ACC, Kozuki N, Lawn JE, Cousens S, Blencowe H, et al. and the CHERG Small-for-Gestational-Age-Preterm Birth Working Group. Mortality risk in preterm and small-for-gestational-age infants in low-income and middle-income countries:  a pooled country analysis.  Lancet 2013;EPub; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60993-9. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4
    •   800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4   800x600   Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Lee ACC, Katz J, Blencowe H, Cousens S, Kozuki N, Vogel JP, et al. and the CHERG SGA-Preterm Working Group. Born Too Small:  National and Regional Estimates of Term and Preterm Small-for-Gestational-Age in 138 Low-Middle Income Countries in 2010. Lancet Global Health Lancet Glob Health 2013; 1: e26–36.    
    •   800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Christian P, Klemm R, Shamim AA, Ali H, Rashid M, Shaikh S, Wu L, Mehra S, Labrique A, Katz J, West KP Jr. Effects of vitamin A and β-carotene supplementation on birth size and length of gestation in rural Bangladesh: a cluster-randomized trial.  Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Jan;97(1):188-94. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.042275.
    •     800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Mullany LC, Khatry SK, Katz J, Stanton CK, Lee AC, Darmstadt GL, LeClerq SC, Tielsch JM. Injections during labor and intrapartum-related hypoxic injury and mortality in rural southern Nepal. Int J Gynecol Obstet (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijgo.2013.02.013
    •   800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Friedman DS, Holbrook JT, Ansari H, Alexander J, Burke A, Reed SB, Katz J, Thorne JE, Lightman SL, Kempen JH for the MUST Research Group. Risk of elevated intraocular pressure and glaucoma in patients with Uveitis: results of the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment Trial. Ophthalmology 2013; doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2013.01.025.