Katherine Vittes

Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Health Policy and Management (Primary)

Contact Information

600 North Broadway
Baltimore , Maryland   21205



PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006
MPH, University of California, Los Angeles

Honors and Awards

Delta Omega, Iota Chapter, National Public Health Honorary Society Max Factor Family Foundation 2004-05 Student Internship Award

Research Interests

violence prevention domestic violence intimate partner violence gun policy firearm injuries homicide


  • Vittes KA, Sorenson SB. Restraining orders among victims of intimate partner homicide. Injury Prevention; 2008; 14:191-195.
  • Sorenson SB, Vittes KA. Mental health and firearms in community-based surveys: Implications for suicide prevention. Evaluation Review; 2008; 32:239-256.
  • Vittes KA, Sorenson SB. Keeping guns out of the hands of abusers: Handgun purchases and restraining orders. American Journal of Public Health; 2008; 98:828-831.
  • Vittes KA, Sorenson SB. Risk-taking behavior among adolescents who say they can get a handgun: Comparison with those who say they cannot get a handgun. Journal of Adolescent Health 2006; 39:929-932.
  • Vittes KA, Sorenson SB. Are temporary restraining orders more likely to be issued when applications mention firearms? Evaluation Review 2006; 30:266-282.