The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Katherine Ornstein PhD, MPH

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Katherine Ornstein, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and the Institute for Translational Epidemiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.   She  serves as the Director of Research for the Institute for Care Innovations at Home at Mount Sinai and the Mount Sinai at Home clinical programs. Her research interests include family caregiving and the social determinants of being homebound. Her current work links survey, geospatial and administrative data and international registries to determine how treatment intensity for patients with serious illness impacts the health and healthcare utilization of family members. She is a past recipient of an NPCRC career development award.