Catherine Johannes, PhD

Senior Director, Epidemiology

PhD, Epidemiology

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

MS, Microbiology

Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA

BS, Biology

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Catherine (Kay) Johannes, PhD, is a Senior Director of Epidemiology at RTI-HS. She has extensive experience in the field of pharmacoepidemiology and in the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of epidemiologic studies.

Dr. Johannes has experience with the use of administrative health care databases to conduct drug safety and background epidemiological research, including the development of claims-based disease algorithms and outcome validation in a number of clinical and therapeutic areas. She also has experience with primary data collection, including telephone, mailed, in-person, and Web-based surveys.

Before joining RTI-HS, Dr. Johannes worked as a pharmacoepidemiologist for a large health insurance company. She was also a research scientist for a research organization, where she worked with several population-based longitudinal studies of aging men and women funded by the National Institutes of Health. Before receiving her PhD, Dr. Johannes worked for a number of years in the field of hospital infectious disease epidemiology.