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profileIngrid Theresa Katz, M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Medicine
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
AddressBrigham and Women's Hospital
General Medicine/OBC - Women's Health
1620 Tremont St
Boston MA 02120
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2009 - 2011KL2 Merit Award
2010Travel Award
2010Eleanor and Miles Shore Award
2011 - 2012Center for AIDS Research
2012 - 2017K23 Career Development Award
2015 - 2018R34 - Treatment Ambassador Program
2015 - 2016Burke Fellowship

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My research focuses on the social determinants of health behavior among disenfranchised populations. I am 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 through NIMH to study factors impacting HIV treatment refusal in Soweto, 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.

In addition to research and clinical work, I have worked as an editorial fellow at the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), and have co-authored Perspectives for that journal on topics ranging from cervical cancer in the developing world to the politicization of international aid.

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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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R34MH108393     (KATZ, INGRID THERESA)Aug 18, 2015 - Apr 30, 2018
The Treatment Ambassador Program: Pilot testing a peer-driven intervention to increase treatment initiation among HIV-positive South Africans
Role: Principal Investigator

K23MH097667     (KATZ, INGRID THERESA)Apr 1, 2012 - Mar 31, 2017
HIV Treatment Refusal Among Adults Presenting for Testing in Soweto, South Africa
Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. 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 Feb; 23(2):206-220. PMID: 29160949.
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Katz IT, Maughan-Brown B. Improved life expectancy of people living with HIV: who is left behind? Lancet HIV. 2017 Aug; 4(8):e324-e326. PMID: 28501496.
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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.
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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 Sep; 22(11):1415-1425. PMID: 26936502.
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  14. 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].
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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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  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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; PMCID: PMC3795853.
  24. 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.
  25. Ingrid Katz. What Do We Owe The World? - Huffington Post. 2013.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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; PMCID: PMC2860013.
  34. 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.
  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. Wright AA, Katz IT. Match point? N Engl J Med. 2004 Sep 16; 351(12):1165-7. PMID: 15371571.
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  43. 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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