Joanne Katz

Joanne Katz is a Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research is oriented towards the reduction of mortality and morbidity in underserved populations in the United States and abroad, with a discipline base in epidemiology and biostatistics. Broad substantive areas include maternal, neonatal and child health and nutrition, primarily in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Current research includes a community randomized trials of maternal influenza vaccination to protect newborns, a trial to test the impact of replacing traditional biomass cookstoves with ones that vent to the outside on respiratory illness and reproductive outcomes, and sunflower versus mustard seed oil massage of newborns on neonatal health and survival. She holds an ScD from Johns Hopkins University.