Katharine McCarthy, MPH, is a Staff Associate at the Population Council, where she is involved in research related to gender, adolescence, sexual and reproductive health, and measurement of the coverage of quality maternal and newborn health services. McCarthy has authored and co-authored numerous articles published in journals such as Pediatrics, PLOS One, Journal of Global Health, and the American Journal of Public Health, among others. She is co-author of “Investing When it Counts: Reviewing the Evidence and Charting a Course of Research and Action for Very Young Adolescents”, a Council research guide that makes the case for investing in very young adolescents.
Before joining the Council, McCarthy was a research scientist at New York University’s Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, where she contributed to research related to Latino youths and migrants in Latin America, the Caribbean and urban U.S. As a Masters student McCarthy evaluated the effects of a voluntary couples HIV counseling and testing program at the Rakai Health Sciences Center in Rakai, Uganda. McCarthy completed her Masters of Public Health at Columbia University and Bachelor of Science at Emory University. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Epidemiology at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy where she was awarded a Global Health Fellowship.