Katrina E. Donahue, M.D., M.P.H.

Katrina E. Donahue, M.D., M.P.H.
Katrina Donahue, M.D., M.P.H., is a professor and vice chair of research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Family Medicine. She is a family physician and senior research fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. She is also the co-director of the North Carolina Network Consortium, a meta-network of six practice-based research networks and four academic institutions in North Carolina. In addition, Dr. Donahue serves as a faculty lead of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute Community and Research Engagement Core and is the associate director of the National Research Service Award Primary Care Research Fellowship.

Dr. Donahue’s research areas of interest include practice redesign of health care delivery, chronic disease care and prevention, health behavior change, and collaborations among public health and primary care. Her work has been funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Kate B. Reynolds Foundation.

As a family physician, Dr. Donahue maintains a busy clinical practice, seeing patients in inpatient and outpatient settings. She also teaches and mentors students, residents, and fellows in clinical and research settings.

Dr. Donahue earned her B.A. from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. She received her M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she also completed family medicine residency training. She received her M.P.H. in health care and prevention and completed a National Research Service Award Primary Care Research Fellowship and preventive medicine residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a Charles B. Wilkerson, Sr., distinguished professorship.

Dr. Donahue joined the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in January 2020.