KATHERINE R. STANDISH, MD

Focus: Maternal-child health, lactation, immigrant health, and the ethical dimensions of global health and community health endeavors.

Previous/Other Current Work: Dr. Standish has experience in community-based public health research, studying harm reduction efforts among injection drug users, first in New York City at the New York Academy of Medicine and then in Tijuana, Mexico as a Fulbright Scholar. She has also managed pediatric dengue studies at the Sustainable Sciences Institute in Nicaragua and served as director of the student-run HAVEN Free Clinic, which provides primary care in a mostly immigrant neighborhood of New Haven. While at Yale, she helped design a community health orientation to the city of New Haven for incoming medical students, and participated in redesigning the public health and cultural competency components of the medical school curriculum..

Activities of Choice: Dancing, yoga, grilling.

Fun Fact: I was a geography buff as a kid and appeared on the game show “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego” but lost in a lightening round tie-breaker..

Work Email: krstand@bu.edu