Faculty Profile

Katherine Ross-Driscoll, PhD, MPH

Katherine Ross-Driscoll, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Email

katie.ross@emory.edu

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member

2021

Biography

Dr. Katie Ross-Driscoll is a member of the Emory Transplant Health Services and Outcomes Research Program of the Department of Surgery, as well as the Health Services Research Center at Emory. She received her MPH and PhD, both in epidemiology, at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Her primary research focuses on the influence that access to care and quality of care has on racial, socioeconomic, and geographic disparities in outcomes among patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD). Dr. Ross-Driscoll has been building a diverse body of work in health services research since her MPH years, has received a variety of research awards including the Young Innovator Award and the Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and been published in such leading journals as the American Journal of Transplantation, Transplantation, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Education

  • PhD, Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Class of 2020

  • MPH, Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Class of 2017

  • BS, Public Health, University of Miami, 2011-2015

Honor and Awards

  • Young Investigator Award, American Transplant Congress, American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 2020

  • Poster of Distinction, State of the Art Winter Meeting, American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 2020

  • Anoopa Sharma Award for Excellence in Epidemiological Research, Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, 2019

  • Best Poster Award, Health Services Research Day, Emory University School of Medicine, 2019

  • Dissertation Workshop Fellowship, Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, 2019

  • Anoopa Sharma Award for Research on Underserved Populations, Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, 2018

  • Travel Scholarship, Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, 2018

  • Young Innovator Award, Cutting Edge of Transplantation Summit, American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 2018

  • Outstanding Poster Award, American Transplant Congress, American Society of Transplantation, 2017

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Society for Epidemiologic Research

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Special Interests

  • Improving access to and outcomes of liver transplantation

  • Social determinants of health

  • Epidemiologic methods

  • Spatial analysis