Ariana W. K. Katz

Public Health Analyst

Ariana W. Katz


  • 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.
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Ariana W. Katz is a researcher within our Women’s Global Health Imperative (WGHI), part of our Center for Global Health. WGHI is dedicated to improving the health status of women and girls around the world by conducting groundbreaking research on HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), reproductive health, gender and economic inequities, contraceptive technologies, female-initiated methods of HIV prevention, and community-based interventions among vulnerable populations in low-resource settings.

Based in Los Angeles, California, Ms. Katz has a background in health behavior and psychology with nearly a decade of experience focused on HIV/AIDS prevention and care, sexual and reproductive health, cancer, key populations, and peer support in sub-Saharan Africa, India, and the United States. She has demonstrated ability to manage complex projects and provide evidence-based program and research recommendations. Ms. Katz also has experience in and a passion for capacity building, developing and conducting trainings and workshops, technical and non-technical writing, and public speaking.