Katherine Kooij

Dr. Katherine Kooij is a medical doctor with a background in clinical medicine, research, and public health. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow at Simon Fraser University, working with the Comparative Outcomes And Service Utilization Trends (COAST) study at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Katherine is interested in disentangling the multitude of demographic, socio-economic, and health care-related factors that contribute to health and disease among people living with HIV.

Katherine’s postdoctoral research is focused on investigating whether there are any differences in engagement in primary care and opioid agonist therapy (OAT) following overdose between people living with and without HIV. She will also identify who is most at risk of repeat overdose in the year following a nonfatal opioid overdose. Additionally, she aims to develop a targeted strategy to link and engage individuals at risk for adverse outcomes in OAT and appropriate comprehensive care programs.

Katherine received her MSc, Medical, and Doctoral Degrees at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. In 2022, she was also awarded a CIHR Fellowship Award and a CTN Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.

For an up-to-date list of Katherine’s publications, see ResearchGate.