Katherine Donato

Katherine Donato

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Health Policy
Katherine Donato

Katherine Donato graduated magna cum laude from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 2010 with a BSFS in International Economics. Following graduation, Katherine entered the Master of Economics program at Duke University where she developed her interests in health economics. Beginning in late 2010, she became associated with the non-profit organization, Progressive Health Partnership, where she led the impact evaluation of a safe motherhood intervention in rural Uganda. She continues to lead research efforts in this organization, studying the effectiveness of community health workers and their impact on demand for health care in very poor settings. While at Duke, Katherine also worked as an Associate in Research, and continued in this capacity full time upon graduating in 2011. While working on a project studying how provider incentives in rural India affect health outcomes among pregnant women and young children, she gained extensive experience with innovative survey writing and evaluation techniques, as well as program design, implementation, and monitoring. Katherine entered the Harvard PhD Program in Health Policy in fall 2012 to study health systems and health care seeking behaviors in both poor communities in the U.S. and in developing countries.

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