Dr. Jodie Katon, a research assistant professor of health services at the University of Washington School of Public Health, is a new editorial board member of Women’s Health Issues, the official journal of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health, based at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.
Dr. Katon is a health services researcher trained in epidemiology whose work focuses on reproductive health and health equity. She is a research health scientist specialist at the Veterans Administration (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System and a core investigator at the VA Puget Sound’s Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care.
In a project funded by a HSR&D Career Development Award, Dr. Katon is working to understand access to and utilization of VA maternity care for women veterans, and their health outcomes. Additionally, she is co-principal investigator of a study to understand racial and ethnic disparities in uterine fibroid outcomes among women Veterans, and she leads the national VA Reproductive Health Work Group as part of the HSR&D-funded Women’s Health Research Network. She previously served as a senior reproductive epidemiology consultant for the VA Office of Women’s Health Services, helping to lead the first-ever report on the State of Reproductive Health in Women Veterans.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on March 20