Catherine Allen

2018 cohort, University of Texas
Catherine (Katy) Allen MPH, RN-BC, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, is interested in improving the health of pregnant women. She is particularly interested in health disparities related to pregnancy.

Katy graduated from Miami University, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in 1996 and received her Master of Public Health degree from Indiana University in 1999. She then received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Valparaiso University in 2000 through an accelerated BSN program. She is a board certified in ambulatory care nursing.

Katy is working as a research assistant at The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Nursing while pursuing her degree. Previously, she worked as a perinatal nurse in the home, clinic, and hospital settings for 12 years before transitioning to telephone triage. During her 6 years with the nurse triage call center, Katy developed a pregnancy/newborn education and training program. She is a member of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), Sigma Theta Tau, and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).

Katy lives in Austin, Texas.