Upstate Medical University

Kathryn Anderson

Investigator / Infectious Disease Division

Kathryn (Katie) B. Anderson, MD/PhD, is a physician-scientist, an internist and epidemiologist, with 20 years of experience researching emerging infectious diseases, with a particular focus on arboviral diseases. In this capacity, she has worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Army, and multiple academic institutions. She received her Masters of Science in Public Health, her MD, and her PhD in epidemiology from Emory University and has worked for several years as an internal medicine physician and as a federally-funded researcher conducting community-based research on emerging viral diseases. She moved to Central New York from Minnesota in late 2019 to lead SUNY Upstate’s Center for International Research (within the Upstate Global Health Institute) and was quickly pulled into the response to SARS-CoV-2 at the institutional and community level. She began her role as County Health Commissioner in Onondaga County in early November 2022 and is proud to work with the Health Department in tackling diverse health threats such as lead, opioids, health access, and health disparities.