Kate Troja is a PhD student in Epidemiology at the University of Washington. Most recently, Kate completed her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at the UW with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health. As a master's student, Kate worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant and her research focused primarily on high-risk HPV infection in mid-adult women. Prior to returning to graduate school, Kate conducted HIV/STI research with the Department of Defense's Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program, where she led a multi-site, longitudinal study examining long-term neurologic effects of HIV infection. Kate's research interests include infectious disease epidemiology, reproductive health, and the relationship between stress and infection.