Katherine M. Keyes

Columbia University, USA

Katherine M. Keyes currently serves as the Columbia University Epidemiology Merit Fellow. She received her doctorate in epidemiology from Columbia University in June 2010, after the completion of her M.P.H. degree in 2006. Keyes’ research has focused on the epidemiology of alcohol and drug problems in both adults and adolescents, with empirical research documenting a narrowing gender gap in the prevalence and course of alcohol abuse and dependence over time. She has also examined methodological issues in age-period-cohort effect estimation for common health outcomes, including obesity, breast cancer, and substance disorders. Her work has highlighted and extended several existing age-period-cohort methods, most notably including the median polish method. Finally, Keyes has explored issues in the diagnoses of substance disorders, investigating the psychometric and epidemiologic utility of potential new criteria to be added to these diagnoses in the anticipated revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Keyes’ work has been funded by the National Institute for Drug Abuse and has received multiple national awards. She is the author or coauthor of over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles; her work has appeared in the Archives of General Psychiatry, The British Journal of Psychiatry, Molecular Psychiatry, and The American Journal of Psychiatry among other epidemiology, public health, and alcohol-/drug-focused journals.

Biography Updated on 27 September 2011

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