Kathleen Bachynski

PhD candidate in Sociomedical Science, Columbia University

As an undergraduate Kathleen attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she received a BA in anthropology-zoology and medieval & early modern studies (2007), followed by an MPH in epidemiology with an interdepartmental concentration in genetics. Kathleen's master's thesis examined the prevalence of migraine headaches among college students, comparing athletes with non-athletes. Prior to coming to Columbia, she worked in the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, for the French Ministry of Education as an English teaching assistant, and at the U.S. Army Public Health Command's Injury Prevention Program. She has studied suicide in the U.S. military, DNA testing for colorectal cancer, motor vehicle collisions, tobacco control policies, and sports-related injuries.


  • –present
    PhD candidate in Sociomedical Science, Columbia University