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Faculty & Staff Honors

Columbia Epidemiologist to Receive NIH Early-Stage Investigator Award

Dr. Katherine Keyes, associate professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, will receive the National Institutes of Health Department of Disease Prevention Early-Stage Investigator Award. The NIH recognizes early-career prevention scientists who have made significant, outstanding research contributions to their respective fields and are poised to become future leaders in prevention research. Dr. Keyes will be presented with the award at a ceremony at NIH on May 3.

[Photo: Dr. Katherine Keyes]

Dr. Keyes’ research focuses on life course epidemiology with particular attention to psychiatric disorders, including the fetal origins of child and adult health, long-term outcomes of adverse childhood environments, and cross-generational effects on substance use, mental health, and chronic disease. Her work has examined a range of outcomes including obesity, perinatal outcomes, substance use disorders, and psychological distress. She is the author of more than 170 peer-reviewed publications and co-author of two textbooks published by Oxford University Press: “Epidemiology Matters: A New Introduction to Methodological Foundation” and “Population Health Science.”

The ceremony and a talk by Dr. Keyes will be livestreamed at