Medical School: Univ of Minnesota
Following her undergraduate degree, Katelyn worked in Kampala, Uganda as a research assistant from 2015-2017 for the ASTRO-CM study examining adjunctive sertraline treatment in HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis. This experience had a profound impact on her as she set forth in medical training and helped form her passion for clinical research. During her medical school training at the University of Minnesota, she worked on several research studies including basic science research focused ARV distribution and HIV pathogenesis as well as clinical research focused on HIV-associated tuberculosis and cryptococcal meningitis amongst pregnant women and the use of mHealth to improve maternal health. Additionally, during the COVID-19 pandemic, she worked as a co-investigator one of the first randomized controlled trials assessing hydroxychloroquine as pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis. Looking towards a career in infectious diseases, she aspires to combine research with clinic care to improve the lives of patients and promote global health equity.
Possible mentors: Jessica Haberer, Lisa Bebell, Adeline Boatin, Ingrid Bassett