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Mary Catlin, MPH, BSN
Continuing Education Specialist
Family Medicine Research Section
Phone: 206-616-3961

Biographical Information

Mary Catlin MPH, BSN, BA is a Continuing Education Specialist IV in the Rural Health Research Section. Her work involves translating research into measurable changes in the health of populations with health disparities. She has worked in quality improvement, drug and device clinical trials, and communicable disease control. Sites of practice have included both domestic and international settings.

Teaching Interests & Roles

Teaching interests include international infection control and immunization programs.

Research Interests & Roles

Her interests include translating protocols into efficient research; translating research into safer and effective practice in resource scarce settings; changing prescribing practices, evaluating medical devices, conducting human factors analysis, and managing vaccine trials. She is currently chair for the Working Group on Safe Motherhood for the International Federation of Infection Control Societies, whose goal is to improve infection control in perinatal services of countries with high rates of maternal mortality.

Current Projects

Current projects include work on Project ROAM to reduce morbidity and mortality from prescription opioid drugs in Washington State, and work on Project Echo. This telemedicine project links rural primary care providers with UW specialists to provide mentored learning through case presentations of patients with pain, addiction and hepatitis C.

Selected Publications

(Publications focus on translating research into practice)

Catlin, M. Lead Author. Revised National Guidelines on Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV, HBV and Tetanus after Workplace Exposures and Sexual Assault. Ministry of Health and Social Services Namibia. 2010

Catlin, Mary. Forty-five training modules on infection control for U.S. State Department/NAMRU-3/WHO-EMR0 for adaptation in Libya, Jordan, Yemen, Sudan and Egypt. 2010

Catlin, M, Rudischle D, Chandler R, Lewis R, Elit A, Kak N. for URC. Cervical Cancer Prevention in Mongolia: the Cost effectiveness of HPV vaccine. 2009. U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation.

Catlin, M. URC Co. Medical Injection Safety Program. End of Project Independent Evaluation. Namibia. 2009. For USAID PEPFAR.

Catlin, M. "The Small Scheme of Things: After the Rwandan Genocide" in Nurses Beyond Borders, Nancy Harless Ed. Kaplan Press. 2010.

Catlin M, Hoffman P and team. Evaluation of the National Egyptian Infection Control Training Program. Commissioned by U. S. NAMRU-3 for the Egyptian MOH. Feb 2005.

Catlin M and Zaffran M. Safe and effective vaccines: The importance of heat and freeze prevention in immunization clinics. Vaccines: Children and Practice. Nov 2004:Vol 7(2);32-34.

Soumare A, Catlin M. Evaluation of GAVI Immunization Services Support Funding Case Study: Mali. Report for GAVI Board commissioned from AbT Associates, Inc. June 2004.

Sanchez S, Garcia P, Thomas KK, Catlin M, Holmes KK. Intravaginal Metronidazole Gel versus Metronidazole Plus Nystatin Ovules for Bacterial Vaginosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2004: Vol 191;1898-1906

Catlin, M. Improving Injection Safety in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Final Report. October 8-29, 2003. UNICEF.

OíConnell T, Catlin. A Guide to Supervising Injections in the Republic of Guinea. WHO/ BCT. August 2003. Consultancy STC710057/002. Adapted guide written by WHO.

Catlin, M. Training Needs Assessment for the National EPI Programs in the Lao PDR and the Kingdom of Cambodia. March 31, 2003. For PATH-CVP MRITE Initiative.

Kak, L and Catlin M. Maternal Child Health in the Lao Peopleís Democratic Republic. May 30, 2002. Produced at the request of the U.S. State Department in Laos with funding from USAID funding via Basics ll.

Hutin Y, Hauri A, Chiarello L, Catlin M, Stilwell B, Ghebrehiwet T, Garner, J. and the members of the injection safety best practices development group. Best infection control practices for intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular needle injections. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2003, Vol. 81(7); p. 491-496.

Sanchez J, Volquez C, Totten PA, Campos PE, Ryan C, Catlin M, Hasbun J, Rosad De Quinones M, Sanchez C, De Lister MD, Weiss JB, Ashley R, and Holmes KK. The etiology and management of genital ulcers in the Dominican Republic and Peru. Sex Transm Dis 2002 Oct;29(10);559-67.

Galvan R, Buchanan I, Richmond K, Sanchez J, Catlin M, and MR Tam.
Use of Rapid Strip Tests to Diagnose Syphilis in a High Prevalence Urban Population in Peru. Team Leader for the development of the test and presentation. ISSTDR Meeting, Berlin, June 2001.

Garcia, P, Buchanan I, Richmond K, Catlin M, Rios J, Holmes KK and MR Tam.
Use of Rapid Test for Diagnosis of Syphilis in a Low Prevalence Setting in Rural Peru. Poster, ISSTDR Berlin, June 2001.

Giving Safe Injections. 2000. PATH. Lead author for team producing training manual. Translated into French, Hindi, Russian, and Burmese. Version with BD products distributed by BD.

Catlin, M. Adopting global vaccine management policies for national use. Written for PATH/WHO. Geneva. WHO/V&B/02.32. 2002.

Catlin M and Fox J. Vaccine Vial Monitor Cards. Training materials, printed by UNICEF, distributed by WHO-AFRO. In its fourth printing. Translated into French, Portuguese and English. 1999.

Catlin M and Kiare J. Myths constrain improved syphilis control. Africa Health, May 2000, Vol 22 (4):17-18.

Catlin, M and Muller N. The physicianís role in improving injection safety. Africa Health, November 1999, Vol.22 (1):12-14.

Catlin M, Kristensen D and Tudor C. Vaccine quality in the year 2000. Africa Health, November 2000, Vol 22 (1); 11.

Sanchez S, Koutsky L, Sanchez J, Fernandez A, Casquero J, Kreiss J, Catlin M, Holmes K. Rapid and inexpensive approaches to managing vaginal discharge or lower abdominal pain: an evaluation in women attending gynecology and family planning clinics in Peru. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 74(1), June 1998.

Co-author. WHO Health Assessment of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. WHO/HQ. September 5, 1997.

Catlin, M. AIDSCAP/USAID/Senegal MOH. Algorithms for lower abdominal pain and vaginal discharge in primary health care settings in Dakar, Senegal. April 1997. Report to
AIDSCAP Project. Family Health International

Catlin M. Nutritional and Morbidity Status in Dahok, Iraq, for UNHCR/DART/ARC, May 1992.

Catlin M. Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Therapeutic Feeding Center; Provincial Hospital of Gaza, Mozambique, for Save the Children Federation (SCF)/USAID, 1992.

Catlin M. Mid-term Evaluation Survey of Save the Children Federation (SCF) Umbrella Project, for SCF/USAID, March 1992.

Catlin M. Census of Nhakutse, for SCF/USAID, February 1992.