Katina Christopher, M.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Hometown: Crownsville, MD
College: University of Virginia
Career Plans: Primary Care and Policy/Advocacy
Honor Societies: AOA, GHHS
Projects & Committees: AAP National Program Delegate; Member MD AAP; QI projects: Public Health Approach to Helmet Safety in West Baltimore and Screening and Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the University Health Clinic
Katie grew up just south of Baltimore in a town called Crownsville, best known for the Maryland Renaissance Festival. She went to the University of Virginia and worked with the UVA rescue squad, where she met Charlottesville native and now husband, Jake. She then came back to Maryland for medical school, and chose to stay at Maryland for her Med/Peds training. After residency she plans to pursue a career in primary care, community medicine, and policy/advocacy. Currently, she is pursing multiple policy and advocacy projects including the AAP advocacy project Acess4Kids, a community health elective with the Maryland Center for Health Equity, and policy electives at the Maryland General Assembly and the AAP Federal Affairs Office in D.C.. Her Quality Improvement (QI) projects include a community health program funded by an AAP CATCH grant regarding helmet ownership and use at the UMMC Pediatrics Clinic and B'More Fit program, and a project implementing a formal Social Determinants of Health screening at the UMMC residents’ clinic. Outside of the hospital Katie loves camping, hiking, reading, painting/collaging, photography and photo-editing, She is a lifelong Orioles, Capitals, and Maryland basketball fan.