Katherine Polk is a 2020 CDC Public Health Associate assigned to AIM. As a Public Health Associate, Katherine’s role at AIM includes understanding the immunization environment and the challenges that programs encounter during a pandemic, facilitating discussion forums to address public health preparedness, and synthesizing information to support immunization programs through a pandemic.
Prior to working with CDC and AIM, Katherine was a Post-Baccalaureate Fellow at the National Cancer Institute, where she conducted HIV research. Katherine graduated from George Mason University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology concentrating in Microbiology and a minor in Geography. Her interests lie in infectious disease, global health, disease control, and health communication and policy.