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Jodie G. Katon, PhD, MS
Title: Research Assistant Professor, Health Services, University of Washington
Location: Seattle
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See Dr. Katon's Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials
Dr. Jodie Katon is an epidemiologist and health services researcher. She is a Core Investigator at the VA Puget Sound Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care, and a Research Assistant Professor in the University of Washington Department of Health Services. Prior to her present role she served as a Senior Reproductive Epidemiology Consultant for the VA Office of Women's Health Services.
Dr. Katon holds a MS in epidemiology from the University of California Los Angeles and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Washington. Her research focuses on reproductive and sexual health, the intersections of these with mental health and chronic disease, and health equity. Her five-year VA Career Development Award seeks to understand women Veterans' access, utilization, and outcomes of VA maternity care with the goal of identifying modifiable risk factors and acceptable strategies for enhancing care and improving outcomes for pregnant Veterans.
In addition to her Career Development Award Dr. Katon is a Co-PI on an Investigator Initiated Research award focused on equity in gynecology care for uterine fibroids in VA. Dr. Katon co-leads the VA Reproductive Health Work Group and is an active member of the Seattle chapter of 500 Women Scientists, an organization that advocates for equity, justice, and inclusivity in the sciences; increased scientific literacy through public engagement; engagement in science policy; and empowering women in science.

The following images visualize Dr. Katon's work. The word cloud is drawn from publication titles. The research collaboration map shows research relationships (click the image to enlarge):

Dr. Katon's publication titles indicate his primary work is womens health
Word cloud from pub titles
Dr. Katon's collaborations are primarily from the University of Washington
Research collaboration map
The following research fields have been used to summarize Dr. Katon's publications and grants. The categories are based on 73 publications and 3 grants.
Publications Grants
Clinical Research Contraception/Reproduction
Prevention Health Services
Mental Health Behavioral and Social Science
Contraception/Reproduction Clinical Research
Behavioral and Social Science Pain Research
Health Services  
Brain Disorders  
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  

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Recent Publications




Sterling RA, Liu CF, Hebert PL, Fortney JC, Swankoski KE, Katon JG, Wong ES. How did Veterans' Reliance on Veterans Health Administration Outpatient Care Change After Expansion of the Veterans Community Care Program? Med Care. 2022 Aug 11. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001764. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35950930.

Jacobsen KE, Katon JG, Kantrowitz-Gordon I. Midwifery in the Time of COVID-19: An Exploratory Study from the Perspectives of Community Midwives. Womens Health Issues. 2022 Jun 30:S1049-3867(22)00077-9. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2022.06.009. Epub ahead of print. PMCID: PMC9242996. PMID: 35931620
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Bossick AS, Bossick NR, Callegari LS, Carey CM, Johnson H, Katon JG. Experiences of racism and postpartum depression symptoms, care-seeking, and diagnosis. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2022 May 3. doi: 10.1007/s00737-022-01232-w. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35504987
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Hoffmire CA, Brenner LA, Katon J, Gaeddert LA, Miller CN, Schneider AL, Monteith LL. Women Veterans' Perspectives on Suicide Prevention in Reproductive Health Care Settings: An Acceptable, Desired, Unmet Opportunity. Womens Health Issues. 2022 Mar 7:S1049-3867(22)00003-2. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2022.01.003. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35272885
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Katon JG, Shaw JG, Joyce VR, Schmitt SK, Phibbs CS. Timeliness and Adequacy of Prenatal Care Among Department of Veterans Affairs-Enrolled Veterans: The First Step May Be the Biggest Hurdle. Womens Health Issues. 2022 Jan 21:S1049-3867(21)00194-8. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2021.12.008. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35074265
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Bhat A, Nanda A, Murphy L, Ball AL, Fortney J, Katon J. A systematic review of screening for perinatal depression and anxiety in community-based settings. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2021 Jul 11. doi: 10.1007/s00737-021-01151-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: . PMID: 34247269

Jodie G. Katon and Laurie Zephyrin, “Birth Equity for Veterans and Service Members,” To the Point (blog), Commonwealth Fund, May 27, 2021.



Cypel YS, Katon JG, Schure MB, Smith S. Food Insecurity in US Military Veterans. Food Nutr Bull. 2020 Dec;41(4):399-423. doi: 10.1177/0379572120963952. PMID: 33356537

Bossick AS, Brown J, Hanna A, Parrish C, Williams EC, Katon JG. Impact of State-Level Reproductive Health Legislation on Access to and Use of Reproductive Health Services and Reproductive Health Outcomes: A Systematic Scoping Review in the Affordable Care Act Era. Womens Health Issues. 2020 Dec 7:S1049-3867(20)30126-2. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2020.11.005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33303355

Bossick AS, Katon JG, Gray KE, Ma EW, Callegari LS. Concomitant Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy at Hysterectomy: Differences by Race and Menopausal Status in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System, 2007-2014. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 Oct 23. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2020.8503. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33095114

Gaeddert LA, Schneider AL, Miller CN, Monteith LL, Brenner LA, Katon J, Hoffmire CA. Recruitment of women veterans into suicide prevention research: Improving response rates with enhanced recruitment materials and multiple survey modalities. Res Nurs Health. 2020 Sep;43(5):538-547. doi: 10.1002/nur.22065. Epub 2020 Aug 22. PMID: 32827237

Katon JG, Callegari LS, Bossick AS, Fortney J, Gerber MR, Lehavot K, Lynch KE, Ma E, Smith R, Tartaglione E, Gray KE. Association of Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Receipt of Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids: Findings from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Womens Health Issues. 2020 Sep-Oct;30(5):359-365. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2020.06.005. Epub 2020 Jul 22. PMID: 32712008

Gray KE, Ma EW, Callegari LS, Magnusson SL, Tartaglione EV, Christy AY, Katon JG. Understanding Variation in Availability and Provision of Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy: A Qualitative Study of Department of Veterans Affairs Gynecologists. Womens Health Issues. 2020 May-Jun;30(3):200-206. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2020.02.003. Epub 2020 Apr 3. PMID: 32253057

Katon JG, Gerber MR, Nillni YI, Patton EW. Consequences of Military Sexual Trauma for Perinatal Mental Health: How Do We Improve Care for Pregnant Veterans with a History of Sexual Trauma? J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 Jan;29(1):5-6. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2019.8154. Epub 2019 Nov 18. PMCID: PMC7366263. PMID: 31738642



Katon JG, Bossick AS, Doll KM, Fortney J, Gray KE, Hebert P, Lynch KE, Ma EW, Washington DL, Zephyrin L, Callegari LS. Contributors to Racial Disparities in Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy in the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Med Care. 2019 Dec;57(12):930-936. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001200. PMID: 31730567

Katon JG, Zephyrin L, Meoli A, Hulugalle A, Bosch J, Callegari L, Galvan IV, Gray KE, Haeger KO, Hoffmire C, Levis S, Ma EW, Mccabe JE, Nillni YI, Pineles SL, Reddy SM, Savitz DA, Shaw JG, Patton EW. Reproductive Health of Women Veterans: A Systematic Review of the Literature from 2008 to 2017. Semin Reprod Med. 2018 Nov;36(6):315-322. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1678750. Epub 2019 Apr 19. PMC6613775 PMID: 31003246

Goldberg SB, Simpson TL, Lehavot K, Katon JG, Chen JA, Glass JE, Schnurr PP, Sayer NA, Fortney JC. Mental Health Treatment Delay: A Comparison Among Civilians and Veterans of Different Service Eras. Psychiatr Serv. 2019 May 1;70(5):358-366. doi: 10.1176/ Epub 2019 Mar 7. PMC6510540 PMID: 30841842

Hebert PL, Katon JG. Repurposing of Administrative Data for Research: Still Useful but for How Much Longer?. Pediatrics. 2019 Feb;143(2):e20183293. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-3293. Epub 2019 Jan 9. PMID: 30626623

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Grants & Funding


Development and Validation of a Patient Reported Experience Measure for VA Women''s Health Care

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Understanding Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Uterine Fibroid Outcomes among Women Veterans: A mixed-methods study

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