Associate Professor, Epidemiology
5133 Public Health Building, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Primary Phone: 967-179-2822
Web site: www.publichealth.pitt.edu/home/directory/catherine-l-haggerty
As a reproductive, perinatal and pediatric epidemiologist, the overall goal of my work is to improve health, prevent disease and eliminate health disparities among reproductive-aged women and their children. I have been actively involved in women’s health research for nearly two decades, leading numerous NIH and CDC funded studies that combine reproductive, infectious disease and molecular epidemiology. Several of my ongoing projects are focused on the role of the vaginal microbiome in pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
2001 - 2004 | NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (NICHD), University of Pittsburgh
2002 | Community Health Summer Internship, University of Pittsburgh
2001 | University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D. Epidemiology
1999 | University of Pittsburgh, M.P.H. Epidemiology
1994 | University of Pittsburgh, B.S. Mathematics
EPIDEM 2160: Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
EPIDEM 2720: Reproductive Epidemiology
Prospective epidemiologic study of novel etiologic agents of pelvic inflammatory disease (2018 – 2020), NIH/NIAID
Immune activating syncytiotrophoblast microvesicles and danger associated molecular patterns in preeclampsia risk (2019 – 2024), NIH/NICHD
Member, International Society for Sexually Transmitted Disease Research
Member, International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections
Member, American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association
Member, Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research
Member, The Society of Epidemiologic Research
Complete List of Published Work in My Bibliography: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/catherine.haggerty.1/bibliography/41139192/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending
1. Gondwe T, Betha K, Kusneniwar GN, Bunker CH, Tang G, Simhan H, Reddy P, Haggerty CL. Mode of delivery and short-term infant health outcomes: A prospective cohort study in a peri-urban Indian population. BMC Pediatrics. 2018 Nov 6; 18(1):346. doi: 10.1186/s12887-018-1324-3. PMID: 30400845.
2. Taylor BD, Ness RB, Klebanoff MA, Tang G, Roberts JM, Hougaard DM, Skogstrand K, Haggerty CL. Fetal sexual dimorphism in systemic soluble fms-like tryrosine kinase 1 (sFLT) among normotensive and preeclamptic women. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 2018 Nov; 80(5):e13034. doi: 10.1111/aji.13034.
3. Taylor BD, Ness RB, Klebanoff MA, Tang G, Roberts JM, Hougaard DM, Skogstrand K, Haggerty CL. The impact of female fetal sex on preeclampsia and the maternal immune milieu. Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Women’s Cardiovascular Health. 2018 Feb 24; 12:53-57. PMID: 29674199.
4. Taylor BD, Totten PA, Astete SG, Ferris MJ, Martin DH, Ness RB, Haggerty CL. Toll-like receptor variants and cervical Atopobium vaginae infection in women with pelvic inflammatory disease. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 2018 Feb; 79(2). PMID: 29286178.
5. Gorwitz RJ, Wiesenfeld HC, Chen PL, Hammon KR, Sereday KA, Haggerty CL, Johnson RE, Papp JR, Kissin DM, Henning TC, Hook EW 3rd, Steinkampf MP, Markowitz LE, Geisler WM. Population- attributable fraction of tubal factor infertility associated with chlamydia. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2017 Sep; 217(3):336.e1-336.316. PMID: 28532600.
6. Taylor BD, Ness RB, Klebanoff MA, Zoh R, Bass D, Hougaard DM, Skogstrand K, Haggerty CL. First and second trimester immune biomarkers in preeclamptic and normotensive women. Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Women's Cardiovascular Health. 2016 Oct; 6(4):388-393. PMID: 27939488.
7. Taylor BD, Zheng X, Darville T, Abiodun-Ojo O, Konganti K, Ness RB, Haggerty, CL. Whole-exome sequencing to identify novel candidate genes associated with infertility following pelvic inflammatory disease. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2017 Jan; 44(1):35-41. PMID: 27898568.
8. Betha K, Eastman JM, Tang, G, Haggerty CL. Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis among Childbearing Age Women in India: A Systematic Review. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016; 2016:8561645. PMID: 27672303.
9. Kusneniwar GN, Whelan RM, Betha K, Robertson JM, Ramidi PR, Balasubramanian K, Kamasamudram V, Haggerty CL, Bunker CH, Reddy PS. Cohort Profile: The Longitudinal Indian Family hEalth (LIFE) Pilot Study, Telangana State, India. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2017 Jun 1; 46(3):788-789j. PMID: 27649805.
10. Jones KA, Cornelius MD, Silverman JG, Tancredi DJ, Decker MR, Haggerty CL, De Genna NM, Miller E. Abusive Experiences and Young Women's Sexual Health Outcomes: Is Condom Negotiation Self-Efficacy a Mediator? Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2016 Jun; 48(2):57-64. PMID: 27077497.