Staff Profile

Cathy DiGennaro, BA

Ph.D. Student, MIT Sloan School of Management

Cathy is currently a Ph.D. student at MIT Sloan School of Management studying system dynamics. Her interests largely lie at the intersections between organizational management practices, healthcare choice and provision, and labor.

Prior to joining Sloan, Cathy received a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience from Wellesley College. In May 2019, she joined the ITA and worked as a research associate under Dr. Mohammad S. Jalali and Dr. Carrie C. Cunningham on simulation modeling and health outcomes research. Her projects included the development of an opioid systems model and efforts to model and improve the quality of care of patients with thyroid cancer.

Selected Publications

Stringfellow, Erin J; Lim, Tse Yang; DiGennaro, Catherine; Zhang, Ziyuan; Paramasivam, Pritika; Bearnot, Benjamin; Humphreys, Keith; Jalali, Mohammad S

Long-Term Effects of Increasing Buprenorphine Treatment Seeking, Duration, and Capacity on Opioid Overdose Fatalities: A Model-Based Analysis Journal Article

In: J Addict Med, vol. 17, iss. 4, pp. 439-446, 2023, ISSN: 1935-3227.

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Claypool, Anneke L; DiGennaro, Catherine; Russell, W Alton; Yildirim, Melike F; Zhang, Alan F; Reid, Zuri; Stringfellow, Erin J; Bearnot, Benjamin; Schackman, Bruce R; Humphreys, Keith; Jalali, Mohammad S

Cost-effectiveness of Increasing Buprenorphine Treatment Initiation, Duration, and Capacity Among Individuals Who Use Opioids Journal Article

In: JAMA Health Forum, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. e231080, 2023, ISSN: 2689-0186.

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Stringfellow, Erin J; Lim, Tse Yang; DiGennaro, Catherine; Hasgul, Zeynep; Jalali, Mohammad S

Enumerating contributions of fentanyls and other factors to the unprecedented 2020 rise in opioid overdose deaths: model-based analysis Journal Article

In: PNAS Nexus, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. pgad064, 2023, ISSN: 2752-6542.

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Collins, Reagan A; DiGennaro, Catherine; Beninato, Toni; Gartland, Rajshri M; Chaves, Natalia; Broekhuis, Jordan M; Reddy, Lekha; Lee, Jenna; Deimiller, Angelina; Alterio, Maeve M; Campbell, Michael J; Lee, Yeon Joo; Khilnani, Tyler K; Stewart, Latoya A; O'Brien, Mollie A; Alvarado, Miguel Valdivia Y; Zheng, Feibi; McAneny, David; Liou, Rachel; McManus, Catherine; Dream, Sophie Y; Wang, Tracy S; Yen, Tina W; Alhefdhi, Amal; Finnerty, Brendan M; Fahey, Thomas J; Graves, Claire E; Laird, Amanda M; Nehs, Matthew A; Drake, Frederick Thurston; Lee, James A; McHenry, Christopher R; James, Benjamin C; Pasieka, Janice L; Kuo, Jennifer H; Lubitz, Carrie Cunningham

Limited disease progression in endocrine surgery patients with treatment delays due to COVID-19 Journal Article

In: Surgery, vol. 173, no. 1, pp. 93–100, 2023, ISSN: 1532-7361.

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Garcia, Gian-Gabriel P; Stringfellow, Erin J; DiGennaro, Catherine; Poellinger, Nicole; Wood, Jaden; Wakeman, Sarah; Jalali, Mohammad S

Opioid overdose decedent characteristics during COVID-19 Journal Article

In: Ann Med, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 1081–1088, 2022, ISSN: 1365-2060.

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DiGennaro, Catherine; Vahdat, Vahab; Jalali, Mohammad; Toumi, Asmae; Watson, Tina; Gazelle, G Scott; Mercaldo, Nathaniel; Lubitz, Carrie C

Assessing Bias and Limitations of Clinical Validation Studies of Molecular Diagnostic Tests for Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Journal Article

In: Thyroid, vol. 32, iss. 10, pp. 1144-1157, 2022, ISSN: 1557-9077.

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Weiner, Scott G; Carroll, Aleta D; Brisbon, Nicholas M; Rodriguez, Claudia P; Covahey, Charles; Stringfellow, Erin J; DiGennaro, Catherine; Jalali, Mohammad S; Wakeman, Sarah E

Evaluating disparities in prescribing of naloxone after emergency department treatment of opioid overdose Journal Article

In: J Subst Abuse Treat, vol. 139, pp. 108785, 2022, ISSN: 1873-6483.

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Lim, Tse Yang; Stringfellow, Erin J; Stafford, Celia A; DiGennaro, Catherine; Homer, Jack B; Wakeland, Wayne; Eggers, Sara L; Kazemi, Reza; Glos, Lukas; Ewing, Emily G; Bannister, Calvin B; Humphreys, Keith; Throckmorton, Douglas C; Jalali, Mohammad S

Modeling the evolution of the US opioid crisis for national policy development Journal Article

In: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 119, no. 23, pp. e2115714119, 2022, ISSN: 1091-6490.

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Stringfellow, Erin J; Lim, Tse Yang; Humphreys, Keith; DiGennaro, Catherine; Stafford, Celia; Beaulieu, Elizabeth; Homer, Jack; Wakeland, Wayne; Bearnot, Benjamin; McHugh, R Kathryn; Kelly, John; Glos, Lukas; Eggers, Sara L; Kazemi, Reza; Jalali, Mohammad S

Reducing opioid use disorder and overdose deaths in the United States: A dynamic modeling analysis Journal Article

In: Sci Adv, vol. 8, no. 25, pp. eabm8147, 2022, ISSN: 2375-2548.

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Liao, Che-Yi; Garcia, Gian-Gabriel P; DiGennaro, Catherine; Jalali, Mohammad S

Racial Disparities in Opioid Overdose Deaths in Massachusetts Journal Article

In: JAMA Netw Open, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. e229081, 2022, ISSN: 2574-3805.

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