Dr. Kathryn Hawk
Kathryn Hawk, MD, MHS is an emergency physician and Assistant Professor in Yale University’s Department of Emergency Medicine with a focus on reducing opioid overdose in high-risk populations. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Georgia, where she worked part time at a residential drug and alcohol recovery center for women. She attended medical school at Drexel University in Philadelphia, where she volunteered at Prevention Point Philadelphia’s Streetside health clinic and became committed to reducing the morbidity and mortality of patients with substance use disorders through harm reduction approaches and the provision of compassionate, evidence based care. She completed her residency training at Yale New Haven Hospital, serving as a chief resident during her final year, and stayed on at Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine as a research fellow and a NIDA K12 Drug Use, Addition and HIV Research Scholar. Her primary research interests are emergency department-based interventions to increase access to treatment for substance use disorders, including ED-initiated buprenorphine with linkage to ongoing treatment, and increasing overdose prevention and naloxone access to patients at risk for opioid-associated morbidity and mortality.