Katherine Leach-Kemon

At the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), Katherine Leach-Kemon works to bridge the gap between academic research and policy. To this end, she fosters collaboration with organizations worldwide, designs communication strategies to engage decision-makers and policy influencers, and oversees the production of reports, infographics, and policy briefs. Her work has been published in The Lancet, Health Affairs, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Humanosphere. She earned a MPH at the University of Washington and a BA in history from the College of William & Mary, and previously worked as a Post-Graduate Fellow at IHME studying foreign assistance for health.

Governance

Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 This Holiday Season

We can save lives by postponing our holiday gatherings until vaccination is widespread

Food

COVID-19 Shows Us It's Time to Tackle Obesity and Overweight

Lessons and cautionary tales from the anti-smoking movement show us a way to move forward