MSc, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2010
LLB, University of Warwick, 2003
Katherine is a Assistant Scientist in the Department of Health Behavior and Society, and Barrister at law in England and Wales. Her focus is on the intersection of public health, human rights, and social justice with a specific focus on improving the health sex workers, people who inject drugs and other neglected key populations. Her research on sex workers is focused on harm reduction, HIV prevention, and understanding the structural drivers for HIV risk. She most recently oversaw one of the only cohort studies of sex workers in the United States setting, alongside Dr. Susan Sherman. Katherine is currently recipient of a CFAR faculty development award and is conducting an ethnography to explore PrEP awareness and attitudes among trans women who sell sex in Baltimore City. Her international work also includes advancing protection of health facilities, patients, and health workers in situations of conflict.