The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Katherine Ornstein PhD, MPH

Icahn School of Medicine

Katherine Ornstein, PhD, MPH  is an epidemiologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and the Institute for Translational Epidemiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Her research interests include family caregiving and the epidemiology of the homebound population.  Her current work applies a social epidemiologic framework to palliative care research by linking existing national and international databases to determine how treatment intensity, including hospice care, for patients with serious illness impacts the health and healthcare utilization of family members.