About me



Katrina Ortblad is a third year doctoral student in Population and Family Health. Her work, centered around interventions for HIV prevention, focuses on quantitative methods and impact evaluations. She is currently a co-investigator on two randomized control trials evaluating the benefits of oral HIV self-testing among female sex workers in Zambia and Uganda and a study looking at cash incentives for HIV testing among barmaids in Tanzania. 

Prior to Harvard, Katrina led the HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis mortality, incidence, and prevalence estimates for the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) under Dr. Christopher JL Murray. She has a Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts in human biology from Dartmouth College.


Curriculum Vitae


NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) - "Epidemiology of Infectious Disease and Biodefense" (PI: Dr. George Seage)