Dr. Kathryn Lancaster is an infectious disease epidemiologist working to address the burdens of substance use and HIV/STIs among key populations in the United States and globally. Building off her training in infectious diseases epidemiological methodology, her research aims to understand and address the behavioral aspects of substance use and HIV/STI prevention and transmission. Her work on people who inject drugs and female sex workers has been published in Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS), Lancet, and the International Journal of Drug Policy.
Dr. Lancaster has a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, and an MPH in Epidemiology from Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She is Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University’s College of Public Health, and she currently serves as the Chair of the IeDEA Substance Use Working Group.