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Katharine A. Allen, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

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Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

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Education

PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2014
MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2008
MA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2007

Overview

Dr. Allen's research interests lie at the intersection of public health and the Middle East and North Africa Region. She has over 10 years of academic research experience in this arena with a specific emphasis on health systems strengthening, injury prevention and migrant health.

Dr. Allen speaks several Arabic dialects and was a Fulbright Scholar in the Sultanate of Oman. She has coordinated research projects in Egypt, Morocco, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

While currently a co-investigator for several injury prevention projects in the Middle East Region, Dr. Allen is also the lead investigator for a study examining the health and socio-economic effects of temporary labor migration. This study focuses on return migrants from Gulf Cooperation Council countries in Kerala, India.

Honors and Awards

Delta Omega Honor Society Inductee, 2015 (Johns Hopkins University)

Baker, Reinke, Taylor Scholarship, 2012 (Johns Hopkins University)

International Health Department Full Tuition Scholarship, 2010-2014 (Johns Hopkins University)

New Investigator in Global Health, 2010 (Global Health Council) 

US Fulbright Scholar, 2008-2009 (US Department of State)

Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) Fellow, 2008-09 (American University of Cairo)

Dean’s Award, 2005-2008 (University of Michigan)

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, 2005-2006 (University of Michigan)

Alumni Leadership Scholar, 1999-2001 (UC Berkeley)

Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar, 1999-2003 (UC Berkeley)

Baker, Reinke, Taylor Scholarship 2012 (Johns Hopkins University)
International Health Department Full Tuition Scholarship, 2010-2014  (Johns Hopkins University)
New Investigator in Global Health, 2010 (Global Health Council) 
US Fulbright Scholar, 2008-2009 (US Department of State)
Dean’s Award Recipient, 2005-2008 (University of Michigan)
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Recipient, 2005-2006 (University of Michigan)
Alumni Leadership Scholar, 1999-2001 (UC Berkeley)
Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar, 1999-2003 (UC Berkeley)
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Injury Prevention
  • Health Systems
  • Burden of Disease
  • Migrant Health

Select publications from the last three years:

  • AM Bachani, XJ Zhang, KA Allen and AA Hyder. Injuries and Violence in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: A review of the Health, Economic, and Social Burden. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2014 Oct 20;20(10):643-652.

  • MH Rahman, D Huang, KA Allen, J Thomsen, D Joubert and AA Hyder. Descriptive Epidemiology of injury cases: Findings from a pilot injury surveillance system in Abu Dhabi. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion. 2014 Sep 29:1-10

  • SB Syed, KA Allen and AA Hyder. Knowledge brokering for evidence-based urban health policy: a proposed framework. WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health. 2013 July-Dec; 2(3-4): 195-97.

  • AA Hyder, KA Allen, D Peters, A Chandran and D Bishai. Large Scale Road Safety Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An Opportunity to Generate Evi- dence. Global Public Health. 2013;8(5):504-18.

  • AA Hyder, KA Allen, G DiPietro, CA Adriazola, R Sobel, Larson K, and M Peden. Addressing the Implementation Gap in Global Road Safety: Defining Features of an Effective Response and Introducing a Ten Country Program. American Journal of Public Health. 2012 Jun;102(6):1061-7.

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