Katherine Wright

Katherine Wright
 Charlestown, MA
Degrees Held: MPH, Boston University
BA, The College of Wooster
Email: katherine_wright@hsph.harvard.edu

Kate begins her training at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health following ten years at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) where she held positions in program design, implementation, and technical assistance. In 2016, Kate was the chief architect of a USAID funded flagship integrated health program in Malawi. The ONSE Activity works with providers and system actors to overcome systemic barriers to care. Through innovative problem solving and collaborative capacity building, they are improving access to priority health services. While clinical capacity is essential for quality care, alone it is insufficient. ONSE deepened her understanding of what it takes to implement large scale public health programs.

Originally from Michigan, Kate holds a BA in biology from the College of Wooster where she conducted her Senior Independent Study on the impact of animal husbandry antibiotic usage on environmental levels of tetracycline-resistant E. coli in water sources in central Ohio. In 2009, Kate completed her MPH in Epidemiology and International Health at Boston University School of Public Health.

During her time in the DrPH Program at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Kate plans to bring the experiences and innovations of international health to the US health system to improve maternal mortality rates in the US, making our care more patient-centered, more respectful, and more appropriately cost.