Katherine Elder, PhD

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Katie Elder, PhD is the Center Postdoctoral Fellow. Katie’s focus is on implementation science, specifically, she studies how to bridge the gap between public health research and health policy. She comes to the Center after earning her PhD in Communication from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California. Before that, she worked as an analyst at the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Recovery Act Office. She earned her Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School in 2009 and is excited to be back in Austin.

Outside of work, Katie enjoys scuba diving, torturing her loved ones with endless streams of puns, and being excited year round for Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.