Catherine Oldenburg, PhD

Assistant Professor


  • Carnegie Mellon University, BS, Molecular Biology
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH, International Health and Epidemiology
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, ScD, Epidemiology
  • University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Oldenburg is an infectious disease epidemiologist working in two broad areas: 1) elimination of blinding neglected tropical diseases, including trachoma, and 2) ocular complications of HIV infection. Dr. Oldenburg focuses on the design and implementation of randomized controlled trials as well as the use of causal inference methodology to evaluate the effect of interventions for the prevention and treatment of blinding infectious diseases. She has previously worked on randomized controlled trials for the treatment of corneal ulcers with Dr. Tom Lietman and Dr. Nisha Acharya, as well as antiretroviral-based treatment and prevention strategies for HIV.