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Professor Catherine Karr is the 2023 DEOHS Outstanding Faculty Mentor

By June 21, 2023No Comments

Talk to Catherine Karr’s students, past and present, and you’ll hear a common refrain: she is deeply engaged and invested in their lives.

Hanna Bailey, who graduated this spring with an MPH from the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS), noticed this the first time she reached out to her current mentor. She had discovered Karr’s groundbreaking research and community engagement on children’s environmental health as an undergraduate, and knew she wanted to work with her in graduate school.

Even before Bailey submitted her application to the MPH program, Karr spent an hour chatting with her about her lab’s work and Bailey’s interests. “She has an incredible wealth of knowledge and is a superb leader,” Bailey said of her mentor.