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Katherine  Ross Driscoll

Adjunct Asst Professor

Assistant Professor

Jointly Appointed, Epidemiology

Dr. Katie Ross-Driscoll is a member of the Emory Transplant Health Services and Outcomes Research Program of the Department of Surgery, as well as the Health Services Research Center at Emory. She received her MPH and PhD, both in epidemiology, at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Her primary research focuses on the influence that access to care and quality of care has on racial, socioeconomic, and geographic disparities in outcomes among patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD). Dr. Ross-Driscoll has been building a diverse body of work in health services research since her MPH years, has received a variety of research awards including the Young Innovator Award and the Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and been published in such leading journals as the American Journal of Transplantation, Transplantation, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Areas of Interest

  • Chronic Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Outcomes
  • Health Services Research
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Spatial Analysis/GIS


  • PhD 2020, Emory University
  • MPH 2017, Emory University
  • BSPH 2015, University of Miami

Affiliations & Activities

  • Society for Epidemiologic Research

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases


  • , , County differences in liver mortality in the US: Impact of sociodemographics, disease risk factors, and access to care. , Gastroenterology, ,
  • , , Using geographic catchment areas to measure population-based access to kidney transplant. , American Journal of Transplantation, 104, e342-e350
  • , , Variation in racial disparities in liver transplant outcomes across transplant centers in the United States., Liver Transplantation, ,
  • , , Association between dialysis facility ownership and access to kidney transplantation. , JAMA, ,
  • , , Long-term outcomes of early readmissions among hemodialysis patients on Medicare in the United States., BMC Nephrology , ,
  • , , Rural-urban disparities in in-hospital mortality among end-stage liver disease admissions in the United States. , Liver Transplantation, ,