Katie Schultz

Katie Schultz is a Project Analyst at Discern Health. She has experience in community health research, health advocacy, policy analysis, and program evaluation. She brings both public health and anthropological perspectives to her work. Katie currently supports projects related to vaccination and developing educational resources on health care quality and value-based care.

Prior to joining Discern, Katie completed an internship with the Maryland Department of Health where she led research about stigma in substance use disorder data and data products. While receiving her master’s at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, she volunteered as a student consultant, designing a grant template toolkit for a non-profit community organization. She also has experience in public health ethnographic research globally. In the fall of 2018, Katie worked on a team studying health care systems and infectious diseases across different countries, including Vietnam, South Africa, and Argentina.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health policy analysis
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Literature reviews and scans


  • BA, Global Public Health – University of Virginia
  • MSPH Health Policy Candidate – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


  • Washington, DC

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