Madelaine Katz

Associate in Research

Madelaine Katz is a recent graduate of Duke University, earning degrees in Global Health and Cultural Anthropology. Her research interests lie at the intersection between innovative health interventions and community-centric integration science. With the Margolis Center, Madelaine has worked on projects related to patient/provider communication among prostate cancer cases, risk perception among HIV cure trial participants, among other projects. She also works with the Duke-UNC Center for Behavioral Economics and Food Choice, directed by Dr. Peter Ubel, to research strategies to improve the nutritional health of participants in the SNAP and WIC government assistance programs. Her previous research endeavors have focused on reproductive health behaviors in female adolescents in rural Kenya, pain management in sickle-cell patients in Jamaica, and gender-based violence in immigrant communities in North Carolina.


Qualitative data analysis, community-based participatory research, survey design, Nvivo, Dedoose, Mechanical Turk, SPSS, social media management, food policy, anthropology, global health.


BA in Global Health and Cultural Anthropology, Duke University ’16, Graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Distinction.