Katherine Yvonne Mary Burke is a junior epidemiologist (junior researcher) in the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience & Behavior at Mount Holyoke College, and a Master of Public Health in Social & Behavioral Health Sciences from the Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Kat, as she prefers to be called, is a transplant from Connecticut, ancestrally from Greece, France, Ireland and Switzerland. She enjoys working with plants and the Pacific Healthcare Analytics Collaborative.