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Kate Lacey (Troja)

PhD Student in Epidemiology

Kate Lacey (Troja) is a PhD student in Epidemiology at the University of Washington and is a consultant with McKinsey & Company, a business consultant group based in Austin, Texas, specializing in Healthcare and Social Sector work.  Prior to her current work and studies, 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.