Catherine Karr

Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology

4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100
Box 354695

Seattle, WA 98105-


Research Interests

Pediatric environmental health. Air pollution. Asthma. Pesticides. Global children's environmental health. Farmworker health. Community engaged research.

DEOHS Biography


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2004

MD Medicine, University of Washington, 1999

MS Toxicology, University of Washington, 1989

BS Biology, University of Michigan, 1984

In the News

UW’s Dr. Catherine Karr: ‘Major chronic health problems facing children today’ linked to air pollution
UW News, 05/17/2021

EPA allows continued use of pesticide linked to developmental issues in children
ABC News, 07/19/2019

Researchers explore a pesticide link to asthma in farmworkers' children.
WUNC: North Carolina Public Radio, 09/07/2018

Does Yakima Valley agriculture trigger asthma?
Yakima Herald, 06/29/2018

Dairy farms battle environmentalists over manure
KING5 News, 06/09/2018

Dairy farms battle environmentalists over manure.
King5 News, 06/07/2018

Catherine Karr: improving paediatric respiratory health.
The Lancet, 05/25/2018

Effort to combat lead in Washington is 'not adequately resourced.'
KIRO7-TV, 05/04/2018

Elementary schools testing positive for lead
KIRO 7, 05/03/2018

For farmworkers' kids, country air means dust, pesticides and asthma., 04/25/2018