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Ingrid Theresa Katz, M.D.

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2009 - 2011
KL2 Merit Award
2010
Travel Award
2010
Eleanor and Miles Shore Award
2011 - 2012
Center for AIDS Research
2012 - 2017
K23 Career Development Award
2015 - 2018
R34 - Treatment Ambassador Program
2015 - 2016
Burke Fellowship
2018 - 2021
R34 Standing Tall

Overview
Associate Faculty Director at Harvard Global Health Institute, and Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Katz serves as an Associate Physician in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is a research scientist at the Center for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research over the past decade has focused on the social determinants of health-seeking behavior among people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, with the goal of developing sustainable, socio-behavioral interventions aimed at improving care for the most under-served.

She is trained in Infectious Diseases and received her MD from the University of California at San Francisco and trained in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and in Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in Global Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and has been on staff there since 2009.

She has been consistently funded as a Principal Investigator through the National Institutes of Health since 2012 and has served as an Editorial Fellow and a National Correspondent for the New England Journal of Medicine..

Mentoring
Available: 11/05/18, Expires: 11/02/20

Our research focuses on the social determinants of health behavior among disenfranchised populations. Our team is most interested in areas that impact the most vulnerable populations in resource-limited settings where there are high rates of HIV. I am currently funded as a Principal Investigator through NIMH to develop and pilot test an intervention to promote treatment initiation among young people who are newly diagnosed with HIV in townships around Cape Town, South Africa. I have also been involved in research on HPV vaccine uptake, cervical cancer in HIV-infected women, and the impact of HIV-related stigma on medication adherence, among other topics. Areas of potential research for a medical student involve: 1) Qualitative data analysis related to an intervention we are developing to assist young people newly diagnosed with HIV to enter care; 2) Quantitative data analysis (if have skillset) to perform de novo analyses based on data collected on 500 people living with HIV in South Africa focused on understanding socio-behavioral factors driving care; 3) Assist in developing a manual to train lay health counselors who will run treatment initiation programs in South Africa. 4) Engage in PrEP research in Kenya for young women at risk for HIV. I am also open to mentoring individuals who have a clear plan and idea of a novel area of research in these defined areas (HIV/Cervical Cancer) in South Africa or Kenya.

Experiences, beliefs, and attitudes about cervical cancer screening among women in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, in South Africa: A qualitative study
Summer, 06/11/15 - 08/03/15

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  1. R34MH114897 (KATZ, INGRID THERESA) Jun 8, 2018 - Mar 31, 2021
    NIH/NIMH
    Standing Tall - A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Community-Based Intervention to Improve Health Outcomes for Newly Diagnosed HIV-Positive Young Adults in South Africa
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R34MH108393 (KATZ, INGRID THERESA) Aug 18, 2015 - Apr 30, 2018
    NIH/NIMH
    The Treatment Ambassador Program: Pilot testing a peer-driven intervention to increase treatment initiation among HIV-positive South Africans
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. K23MH097667 (KATZ, INGRID THERESA) Apr 1, 2012 - Mar 31, 2017
    NIH/NIMH
    HIV Treatment Refusal Among Adults Presenting for Testing in Soweto, South Africa
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Earnshaw VA, Bogart LM, Laurenceau JP, Chan BT, Maughan-Brown BG, Dietrich JJ, Courtney I, Tshabalala G, Orrell C, Gray GE, Bangsberg DR, Katz IT. Internalized HIV stigma, ART initiation and HIV-1 RNA suppression in South Africa: exploring avoidant coping as a longitudinal mediator. J Int AIDS Soc. 2018 Oct; 21(10):e25198. PMID: 30362662.
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  2. Earnshaw VA, Bogart LM, Courtney I, Zanoni H, Bangsberg DR, Orrell C, Goggin K, Katz IT. Exploring Treatment Needs and Expectations for People Living with HIV in South Africa: A Qualitative Study. AIDS Behav. 2018 Aug; 22(8):2543-2552. PMID: 29619585.
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  3. Ahmed S, Autrey J, Katz IT, Fox MP, Rosen S, Onoya D, Bärnighausen T, Mayer KH, Bor J. Why do people living with HIV not initiate treatment? A systematic review of qualitative evidence from low- and middle-income countries. Soc Sci Med. 2018 Sep; 213:72-84. PMID: 30059900.
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  4. Katz IT, Ehrenkranz P, El-Sadr W. The Global HIV Epidemic: What Will It Take to Get to the Finish Line? JAMA. 2018 03 20; 319(11):1094-1095. PMID: 29509836.
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  5. Markt SC, Tang T, Cronin AM, Katz IT, Howitt BE, Horowitz NS, Lee LJ, Wright AA. Insurance status and cancer treatment mediate the association between race/ethnicity and cervical cancer survival. PLoS One. 2018; 13(2):e0193047. PMID: 29447263.
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  6. Wright AA, Katz IT. Beyond Burnout - Redesigning Care to Restore Meaning and Sanity for Physicians. N Engl J Med. 2018 Jan 25; 378(4):309-311. PMID: 29365301.
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  7. Bor J, Chiu C, Ahmed S, Katz I, Fox MP, Rosen S, Yapa M, Tanser F, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Failure to initiate HIV treatment in patients with high CD4 counts: evidence from demographic surveillance in rural South Africa. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 02; 23(2):206-220. PMID: 29160949.
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  8. Katz IT, Kaplan R, Fitzmaurice G, Leone D, Bangsberg DR, Bekker LG, Orrell C. Treatment guidelines and early loss from care for people living with HIV in Cape Town, South Africa: A retrospective cohort study. PLoS Med. 2017 Nov; 14(11):e1002434. PMID: 29136014.
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  9. Bor J, Ahmed S, Fox MP, Rosen S, Meyer-Rath G, Katz IT, Tanser F, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Effect of eliminating CD4-count thresholds on HIV treatment initiation in South Africa: An empirical modeling study. PLoS One. 2017; 12(6):e0178249. PMID: 28617805.
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  10. Johnson KL, Lin MY, Cabral H, Kazis LE, Katz IT. Variation in Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Uptake and Acceptability Between Female and Male Adolescents and Their Caregivers. J Community Health. 2017 Jun; 42(3):522-532. PMID: 27778139.
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  11. Katz IT, Maughan-Brown B. Improved life expectancy of people living with HIV: who is left behind? Lancet HIV. 2017 08; 4(8):e324-e326. PMID: 28501496.
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  12. Katz IT, Wright AA. Scientific Drought, Golden Eggs, and Global Leadership - Why Trump's NIH Funding Cuts Would Be a Disaster. N Engl J Med. 2017 05 04; 376(18):1701-1704. PMID: 28402240.
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  13. Downs JA, Mathad JS, Reif LK, McNairy ML, Celum C, Boutin-Foster C, Deschamps MM, Gupta A, Hokororo A, Katz IT, Konopasek L, Nelson R, Riviere C, Glimcher LH, Fitzgerald DW. The ripple effect: why promoting female leadership in global health matters. Public Health Action. 2016 Dec 21; 6(4):210-211. PMID: 28123954.
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  14. Zanoni BC, Archary M, Buchan S, Katz IT, Haberer JE. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the adolescent HIV continuum of care in South Africa: the Cresting Wave. BMJ Glob Health. 2016; 1(3):e000004. PMID: 28588949.
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  15. Katz IT, Bogart LM, Fu CM, Liu Y, Cox JE, Samuels RC, Chase T, Schubert P, Schuster MA. Barriers to HPV immunization among blacks and latinos: a qualitative analysis of caregivers, adolescents, and providers. BMC Public Health. 2016 08 25; 16(1):874. PMID: 27558506; PMCID: PMC4997748.
  16. Earnshaw VA, Bogart LM, Klompas M, Katz IT. Medical mistrust in the context of Ebola: Implications for intended care-seeking and quarantine policy support in the United States. J Health Psychol. 2016 Jun 01; 1359105316650507. PMID: 27257264.
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  17. Katz IT, Butler LM, Crankshaw TL, Wright AA, Bramhill K, Leone DA, Giddy J, Mould S. Cervical Abnormalities in South African Women Living With HIV With High Screening and Referral Rates. J Glob Oncol. 2016 Dec; 2(6):375-380. PMID: 28717723.
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  18. Katz IT, Bangsberg DR. Cascade of Refusal-What Does It Mean for the Future of Treatment as Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa? Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2016 Apr; 13(2):125-30. PMID: 26894487.
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  19. Magidson JF, Dietrich J, Otwombe KN, Sikkema KJ, Katz IT, Gray GE. Psychosocial correlates of alcohol and other substance use among low-income adolescents in peri-urban Johannesburg, South Africa: A focus on gender differences. J Health Psychol. 2017 09; 22(11):1415-1425. PMID: 26936502.
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  20. Siedner MJ, Bassett IV, Katz IT, Ng CK, Bangsberg DR, Tsai AC. Reply to Okatch et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 01; 62(5):670-1. PMID: 26668342; PMCID: PMC4741363 [Available on 03/01/17].
  21. Katz IT, Bogart LM, Cloete C, Crankshaw TL, Giddy J, Govender T, Gaynes MR, Leone D, Losina E, Bassett IV. Understanding HIV-infected patients' experiences with PEPFAR-associated transitions at a Centre of Excellence in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa: a qualitative study. AIDS Care. 2015; 27(10):1298-303. PMID: 26300297; PMCID: PMC4548805.
  22. Katz IT, Siedner MJ. Does early ART in sub-Saharan Africa decrease mortality? Lancet HIV. 2015 Sep; 2(9):e354-5. PMID: 26423540; PMCID: PMC4634669.
  23. Katz IT, Shapiro DE, Tuomala R. Factors Associated With Lack of Viral Suppression at Delivery. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jun 16; 162(12):874-5. PMID: 26075762.
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  24. Katz IT, Dietrich J, Tshabalala G, Essien T, Rough K, Wright AA, Bangsberg DR, Gray GE, Ware NC. Understanding treatment refusal among adults presenting for HIV-testing in Soweto, South Africa: a qualitative study. AIDS Behav. 2015 Apr; 19(4):704-14. PMID: 25304330; PMCID: PMC4393756.
  25. Katz IT, Tsai AC. Psychological therapy to improve HIV care and reduce stigma. Lancet HIV. 2015 May; 2(5):e172-3. PMID: 26422997; PMCID: PMC4634562.
  26. Katz IT, Leister E, Kacanek D, Hughes MD, Bardeguez A, Livingston E, Stek A, Shapiro DE, Tuomala R. Factors associated with lack of viral suppression at delivery among highly active antiretroviral therapy-naive women with HIV: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jan 20; 162(2):90-9. PMID: 25599347; PMCID: PMC4299931.
  27. Siedner MJ, Ng CK, Bassett IV, Katz IT, Bangsberg DR, Tsai AC. Trends in CD4 count at presentation to care and treatment initiation in sub-Saharan Africa, 2002-2013: a meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Apr 01; 60(7):1120-7. PMID: 25516189; PMCID: PMC4366582.
  28. Rough K, Dietrich J, Essien T, Grelotti DJ, Bansberg DR, Gray G, Katz IT. Whoonga and the abuse and diversion of antiretrovirals in Soweto, South Africa. AIDS Behav. 2014 Jul; 18(7):1378-80. PMID: 24370963; PMCID: PMC4047174.
  29. Tsai AC, Bangsberg DR, Kegeles SM, Katz IT, Haberer JE, Muzoora C, Kumbakumba E, Hunt PW, Martin JN, Weiser SD. Internalized stigma, social distance, and disclosure of HIV seropositivity in rural Uganda. Ann Behav Med. 2013 Dec; 46(3):285-94. PMID: 23690283.
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  30. Katz IT, Ryu AE, Onuegbu AG, Psaros C, Weiser SD, Bangsberg DR, Tsai AC. Impact of HIV-related stigma on treatment adherence: systematic review and meta-synthesis. J Int AIDS Soc. 2013 Nov 13; 16(3 Suppl 2):18640. PMID: 24242258; PMCID: PMC3833107.
  31. Ingrid Katz. What Do We Owe The World? - Huffington Post. 2013.
  32. Katz IT, Bassett IV, Wright AA. PEPFAR in transition--implications for HIV care in South Africa. N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 10; 369(15):1385-7. PMID: 24106930; PMCID: PMC3897549.
  33. Katz IT, Nkala B, Dietrich J, Wallace M, Bekker LG, Pollenz K, Bogart LM, Wright AA, Tsai AC, Bangsberg DR, Gray GE. A qualitative analysis of factors influencing HPV vaccine uptake in Soweto, South Africa among adolescents and their caregivers. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e72094. PMID: 24023613; PMCID: PMC3758285.
  34. Wright AA, Howitt BE, Myers AP, Dahlberg SE, Palescandolo E, Van Hummelen P, MacConaill LE, Shoni M, Wagle N, Jones RT, Quick CM, Laury A, Katz IT, Hahn WC, Matulonis UA, Hirsch MS. Oncogenic mutations in cervical cancer: genomic differences between adenocarcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas of the cervix. Cancer. 2013 Nov 01; 119(21):3776-83. PMID: 24037752; PMCID: PMC3972000.
  35. Wright AA, Stieglitz H, Kupersztoch YM, Paulk ME, Kim Y, Katz IT, Munoz F, Jimenez RB, Mutchler J, Rivera L, Back AL, Prigerson HG. United states acculturation and cancer patients' end-of-life care. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e58663. PMID: 23536809; PMCID: PMC3594172.
  36. Katz IT, Ybarra ML, Wyatt MA, Kiwanuka JP, Bangsberg DR, Ware NC. Socio-cultural and economic antecedents of adolescent sexual decision-making and HIV-risk in rural Uganda. AIDS Care. 2013; 25(2):258-64. PMID: 22835224; PMCID: PMC3488357.
  37. Katz IT, Essien T, Marinda ET, Gray GE, Bangsberg DR, Martinson NA, De Bruyn G. Antiretroviral therapy refusal among newly diagnosed HIV-infected adults. AIDS. 2011 Nov 13; 25(17):2177-81. PMID: 21832935; PMCID: PMC3272300.
  38. Katz IT, Ware NC, Gray G, Haberer JE, Mellins CA, Bangsberg DR. Scaling up human papillomavirus vaccination: a conceptual framework of vaccine adherence. Sex Health. 2010 Sep; 7(3):279-86. PMID: 20719215; PMCID: PMC3141556.
  39. Katz IT, Shapiro R, Li D, Govindarajulu U, Thompson B, Watts DH, Hughes MD, Tuomala R. Risk factors for detectable HIV-1 RNA at delivery among women receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy in the women and infants transmission study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010 May 01; 54(1):27-34. PMID: 20065861.
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  40. Katz IT, Wright AA. Circumcision--a surgical strategy for HIV prevention in Africa. N Engl J Med. 2008 Dec 04; 359(23):2412-5. PMID: 19052123; PMCID: PMC3136162.
  41. Wright AA, Katz IT. Letting go of the rope--aggressive treatment, hospice care, and open access. N Engl J Med. 2007 Jul 26; 357(4):324-7. PMID: 17652646.
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  42. Wright AA, Katz IT. Tobacco tightrope--balancing disease prevention and economic development in China. N Engl J Med. 2007 Apr 12; 356(15):1493-6. PMID: 17429080.
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  43. Wright AA, Katz IT. Roe versus reality--abortion and women's health. N Engl J Med. 2006 Jul 06; 355(1):1-9. PMID: 16822990.
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  44. Katz IT, Wright AA. Preventing cervical cancer in the developing world. N Engl J Med. 2006 Mar 16; 354(11):1110. PMID: 16540609.
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  45. Wright AA, Katz IT. Home testing for HIV. N Engl J Med. 2006 Feb 02; 354(5):437-40. PMID: 16452553.
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  46. Wright AA, Katz IT. Bar coding for patient safety. N Engl J Med. 2005 Jul 28; 353(4):329-31. PMID: 16049205.
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  47. Katz IT, Wright AA. Collateral damage--Médecins sans Frontières leaves Afghanistan and Iraq. N Engl J Med. 2004 Dec 16; 351(25):2571-3. PMID: 15602015.
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  48. Wright AA, Katz IT. Match point? N Engl J Med. 2004 Sep 16; 351(12):1165-7. PMID: 15371571.
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  49. Barnhart KT, Katz I, Hummel A, Gracia CR. Presumed diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2002 Sep; 100(3):505-10. PMID: 12220770.
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