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Katherine Yih

Assistant Professor

Dr. Yih is a biologist and epidemiologist with domestic and international experience in infectious disease surveillance and immunization.  She has coordinated infectious disease surveillance efforts using electronic-medical-record or laboratory data and space-time cluster detection methods.  Dr Yih works mainly on post-approval vaccine safety monitoring with the CDC-sponsored Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) Project and the FDA-sponsored Sentinel Initiative, using self-controlled, sequential analysis, data-mining, and other methods.  She is currently focusing on safety studies of recombinant zoster vaccine and COVID-19 vaccines.

Dr. Yih earned a PhD in biological sciences from the University of Michigan and a master of public health degree with a concentration in international health from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Publications

COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Insured Persons Aged ≥16 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Other Selected Characteristics - Eight Integrated Health Care Organizations, United States, December 14, 2020-May 15, 2021. (Pubmed Abstract)

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