Staff Profile

Cathy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience from Wellesley College. After graduating in May 2019, she joined the ITA and currently works as a research associate under Dr. Mohammad S. Jalali and Dr. Carrie C. Lubitz on simulation modeling and health outcomes research. Her current projects include the development of an opioid systems model and efforts to model and improve the quality of care of patients with thyroid cancer.

Her research interests center around public health, healthcare policy, and equitable and sustainable intervention strategies.

Selected Publications

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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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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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, 2022, ISSN: 1557-9077.

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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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Cerdá, Magdalena; Jalali, Mohammad S.; Hamilton, Ava D.; DiGennaro, Catherine; Hyder, Ayaz; Santaella-Tenorio, Julian; Kaur, Navdep; Wang, Christina; Keyes, Katherine M.

A Systematic Review of Simulation Models to Track and Address the Opioid Crisis. Journal Article

In: Epidemiologic reviews, vol. 43, iss. 1, pp. 147-165, 2022, ISSN: 1478-6729.

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Jalali, Mohammad S.; DiGennaro, Catherine; Guitar, Abby; Lew, Karen; Rahmandad, Hazhir

Evolution and Reproducibility of Simulation Modeling in Epidemiology and Health Policy over Half a Century. Journal Article

In: Epidemiologic reviews, vol. 43, iss. 1, pp. 166-175, 2022, ISSN: 1478-6729.

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Xu, Ran; Rahmandad, Hazhir; Gupta, Marichi; DiGennaro, Catherine; Ghaffarzadegan, Navid; Amini, Heresh; Jalali, Mohammad S.

Weather, air pollution, and SARS-CoV-2 transmission: a global analysis. Journal Article

In: The Lancet. Planetary health, vol. 5, no. 10, pp. e671–e680, 2021, ISSN: 2542-5196, ().

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DiGennaro, Catherine; Garcia, Gian-Gabriel; Stringfellow, Erin; Wakeman, Sarah; Jalali, Mohammad S.

Changes in characteristics of drug overdose death trends during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal Article

In: The International journal on drug policy, vol. 98, pp. 103392, 2021, ISSN: 1873-4758, ().

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