Global Health Scholar: Katelyn Rittenhouse, MD
Katelyn Rittenhouse, MD, Current Global Health Scholar, 2021-2023
Katelyn Rittenhouse is from Lancaster, PA, and she completed her undergraduate studies in Philadelphia prior to migrating south to UNC for her medical training. During medical school, she completed a one-year NIH Fogarty Fellowship with the UNC Global Women’s Health group working in Lusaka, Zambia studying HIV-associated preterm birth and functioning as Project Manager for the Zambian Prematurity Prevention Study (ZAPPS). She has continued this work during her residency training through the OGHE Global Health Scholars Program under the mentorship of Drs. Jeffrey Stringer and Joni Price. The scholarship will cover the cost of her travel to Zambia for an elective rotation as well as support her research projects investigating local and systemic inflammation in HIV-associated preterm birth.