Dr. Kate Duchowny is a social epidemiologist and research assistant professor in the Social Environment and Health Program at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. Her overarching research goal seeks to bridge the social, environmental, and biological determinants of musculoskeletal health and physical functioning in older adults to inform interventions. Dr. Duchowny’s current research is organized around two lines of inquiry: 1) Identifying which aspects of the built and social environment matter most in helping older adults maintain independence and physical mobility, and 2) Examining life course sociobiologic mechanisms (e.g., viral infections, mitochondrial function) that drive disparate outcomes in physical disability especially related to neighborhoods.
- Grace Noppert, Kate Duchowny, Rebecca Stebbins, Allison E. Aiello, Jennifer B. Dowd, Philippa J Clarke. 2023. Biological expressions of early life trauma in the immune system of older adults. PLOS ONE 18(6):e0286141.
- Sarah F. Ackley, Scott C. Zimmerman, Jason D. Flatt, Alicia R. Riley, Jae Sevelius, Kate Duchowny. 2023. Discordance in chromosomal and self-reported sex in the UK Biobank: Implications for transgender- and intersex-inclusive data collection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 120(18):e2218700120.
- Mau, Theresa, ..., Kate Duchowny, et al. 2023. Mitochondrial Energetics in Skeletal Muscle Are Associated With Leg Power and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in the Study of Muscle, Mobility and Aging. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A 78(8):1367-1375.
- Jacob Wallace, Anthony Lollo, Kate Duchowny, Matthew Lavallee, Chima D. Ndumele. 2022. Disparities in Health Care Spending and Utilization Among Black and White Medicaid Enrollees. JAMA Health Forum 3(6):e221398.
- Kate Duchowny, Sarah F. Ackley, Willa D. Brenowitz, Jingxuan Wang, Scott C. Zimmerman, Michelle R. Caunca, M. Maria Glymour. 2022. Associations Between Handgrip Strength and Dementia Risk, Cognition, and Neuroimaging Outcomes in the UK Biobank Cohort Study. JAMA Network Open 5(6):e2218314.
- Jesse Zanker, Terri Blackwell, Sheena Patel, Kate Duchowny, Sharon Brennan-Olsen, Steven R. Cummings, William J. Evans, Eric S. Orwoll, David Scott, Sara Vogrin, Gustavo Duque, Peggy M. Cawthon. 2022. Factor analysis to determine relative contributions of strength, physical performance, body composition and muscle mass to disability and mobility disability outcomes in older men. Experimental Gerontology 161:111714.
- Ellicott C. Matthay, Kate Duchowny, Alicia R. Riley, Marilyn D. Thomas, Yea-Hung Chen, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, M. Maria Glymour. 2022. Occupation and Educational Attainment Characteristics Associated With COVID-19 Mortality by Race and Ethnicity in California. JAMA Network Open 5(4):e228406.
- Marilyn D. Thomas, Ellicott C. Matthay, Kate Duchowny, Alicia R. Riley, Harmon Khel, Yea-Hung Chen, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, M. Maria Glymour. 2022. A descriptive analysis of 2020 California Occupational Safety and Health Administration covid-19-related complaints. SSM - Population Health 17:101016.
- Yea-Hung Chen, Ellicott C. Matthay, Ruijia Chen, Michelle A. DeVost, Kate Duchowny, Alicia R. Riley, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, M. Maria Glymour. 2022. Excess Mortality in California by Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 63(5):827-836.
- Yea-Hung Chen, Alicia R Riley, Kate Duchowny, Hélène E Aschmann, Ruijia Chen, Mathew V Kiang, Alyssa C Mooney, Andrew C Stokes, M Maria Glymour, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo. 2022. COVID-19 mortality and excess mortality among working-age residents in California, USA, by occupational sector: a longitudinal cohort analysis of mortality surveillance data. The Lancet Public Health 7(9):e744-e753.