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Ariana W. K. Katz

Public Health Analyst


MPH, Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, Psychology (emphasis: Health Psychology), Occidental College. Graduated cum laude.


Ariana W. Katz (she/her) is a researcher within our Women’s Global Health Imperative (WGHI), part of our Center for Global Health. Specializing in qualitative research methods, analysis, and program implementation and evaluation, Ms. Katz has a background in health behavior and psychology with nearly a decade of experience bringing a health equity, sex-positive, and pleasure lens to sexual and reproductive health, HIV prevention, and LGBTQ+ health in global and domestic settings. She is a skilled facilitator, interviewer, and trainer dedicated to creative problem-solving, strategic thinking, and providing capacity-building and mentorship based on needs of colleagues and collaborators.

Ms. Katz also serves as Communications and Special Projects Lead for RTI’s Strategic Engagement and Belonging program within the office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (EDIB). In this capacity, Ms. Katz supports the EDIB and corporate communications team collecting, writing, and editing content about EDIB news and events, collaborates on strategic planning initiatives, and develops and facilitates EDIB-related trainings and workshops.


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