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Katherine Budeski

PhD Student
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Katherine Budeski is a Population Health Sciences PhD student concentrating in infectious disease epidemiology advised by Dr. Marc Lipsitch. Before coming to Harvard University, Budeski received a Master of Science in Modeling for Global Health from the University of Oxford and a Master of Management Science in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar. Previously, Budeski worked in Washington, DC for several years addressing the risks posed by large-scale biological events and rapid advances in biotechnology while strengthening global biosecurity and pandemic preparedness. Her research interests include public health preparedness, response, and health systems resiliency during outbreaks amid the climate crisis and growing healthcare disparities. Budeski holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Montana State University.