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Katherine Beaman Horton Faculty Member

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Katie Horton (RN, Georgetown University; MPH, Yale University School of Medicine; JD, Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary). Katie Horton is a Research Professor at the George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy and Management. She conducts research that synthesizes varied forms of qualitative and quantitative evidence to inform policy in a range of issue areas related to public health and health promotion, with particular expertise in chronic disease. She has worked with the American Heart Association on a broad range of policy research and writing projects related to cardiovascular disease; leads the Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition, and served on two committees on cancer at the Institute of Medicine, “Living Well with Chronic Disease” (CDC sponsored) and “Improving the Quality of Cancer Care: Securing the Challenges of an Aging Population.” She also led GW research and analysis work supporting the President’s Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health, and has extensive experience with other federal funders, including CDC (for which she serves as the lead on GW’s IDIQ) and the HRSA Office of Minority Health. Before joining GW, Professor Horton was President of Health Policy R&D, a health policy firm in D.C. Professor Horton also served as senior professional health staff specializing in Medicare financing issues for the US Senate Committee on Finance, as the Legislative Director for Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA), and as Director of Clinical Services for Operation Smile, an organization providing health services to children in developing countries.

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