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Kathy Lofy

Clinical Professor, Health Systems and Population Health

Program Director, Northwest Public Health & Primary Care Leadership Institute, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice


Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Research Interests

Applied epidemiology; public health workforce development and leadership; infectious disease epidemiology; surveillance


Kathy Lofy is a clinical instructor in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health and a public health consultant. Prior to becoming a consultant, she worked at the Washington State Department of Health for almost 20 years, initially as a communicable disease epidemiologist then as the state health officer and chief science officer from 2014 to 2020. Her areas of expertise include public health practice, health policy, surveillance, epidemiology, public health informatics and leadership. Lofy earned her medical degree at the UCLA School of Medicine and completed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service Program.


MD University of California (Los Angeles), 1998
BA Human Biology, Stanford University, 1993

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