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Catherine Karr, PhD, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Pediatrics (primary department)
Associate Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Catherine Karr is a pediatric environmental medicine specialist and environmental epidemiologist. She has a primary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, Joint in Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, and Adjunct in Epidemiology. Her research areas include environmental contaminants and pediatric respiratory health including asthma, health of farmworker children, and global children's environmental health. She is affiliated with the UW based Center for Children's Environmental Health Research and the Pacific Northwest Center for Agricultural Safety and Health. She has a general pediatric practice at the UW Pediatric Clinic at Roosevelt and also provides specialty pediatric environmental medicine consultation at this site and the Harborview Medical Center. As Director of the NW Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU), she sets the direction for outreach and education as well as responding to queries from health care providers, government officials and families regarding health risks associated with environmental exposures. She is involved in policy and education through her involvement with the American Academy of Pediatrics National Council on Environmental Health.

Contact Information
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Box 354695
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100
Tel: 206-616-4355
Tel: 206-221-8671
Fax: 206-543-8123

Research Interests
pediatric environmental health; air pollution; asthma; pesticides; global children's environmental health; farmworker health, community engaged research

PhD, Epidemiology, University of Washington, SPH 2004
MD, Medicine, University of Washington, School of Medicine 1999
MS, Toxicology, University of Washington, SPH 1989


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