Katherine Farr, MPH
Katherine Farr is a statistician and data manager with the Pulmonary Division at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Since joining UCSF in 2015, Katherine has worked with Dr. Adithya Cattamanchi on international research studies evaluating new tools and strategies for improving diagnosis and management of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV-associated pulmonary infections. She coordinates data collection, management, analysis, and reporting for a multicenter cluster-randomized trial in Uganda assessing onsite molecular testing for TB. She is also part of a collaboration between UCSF and researchers at institutions in the Philippines to improve the molecular diagnosis of drug-resistant tuberculosis. Much of her work involves developing strategies for using digital health technologies for data collection and patient support in resource-limited countries.
Prior to coming to UCSF, Katherine worked with the United Nations Foundation’s Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, promoting environmental and respiratory health through rigorous, standardized testing of cooking technologies and fuels. She also spent a few years at Operation Smile, where she managed 30+ years of clinical data for the global surgery NGO and facilitated the development of an electronic health record system. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College, and received a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.