Dr. Ingrid Katz received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and French (Magna Cum Laude) from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, her Master’s of Health Science from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and her medical degree (AOA) from The University of California at San Francisco. She completed internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts, and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA.
She concurrently completed the Global Women’s Health Fellowship at BWH. During the period of medical training, she did research at the HIV Division at the World Health Organization, and was an Editorial Fellow at the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Katz’s research focuses on the social and behavioral determinants of health promotion in sub-Saharan Africa. She has been working in South Africa for the past six years, focusing on factors affecting treatment-related decision-making among people living with HIV. She has been the recipient of the Harvard Catalyst KL2 Medical Research Investigator Training (MeRIT) Award, the Harvard Global Health Institute Travel Award, the Eleanor and Miles Shore Award, the CROI Young Investigator Award, and the Center for AIDS Prevention Scholar Award. She is currently funded through a K23 Career Development Award.
She continues to practice clinically at BWH and is Boarded in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Katzholds leadership roles at Harvard-wide programs, and is the organizing founder of the Biannual Global Women’s Health Research Retreat. She has served as a Faculty of Epidemiology 208 through Harvard School of Public Health Program in Clinical Effectiveness, and is the Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on the Status of Women at Harvard Medical School. As a joint faculty member of the Division of Women’s Health and Medical Communications, she continues to publish original research that has been widely cited (including in UN publications and Scientific American) and articles in the lay press, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and Slate, and has provided commentary for National Public Radio on topics related to HIV and global health.