School of Public Health

Newton, Katherine

Katherine Newton

Affiliate Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Affiliate Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Associate Director for External Research and Senior Investigator, Group Health Research Institute


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1995
MA Nursing, University of Washington, 1977

Contact Info

Group Health Research Institute
1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: 206-287-2973

Research Interests

Dr. Newton is a chronic disease epidemiologist, whose research program is focused on mid-life women's health, including menopause, hormone replacement therapy, alternative approaches to managing vasomotor symptoms, cardiovascular disease in women, and diabetes. She is particularly interested in interventions for diabetes prevention.


Buist DSM, Newton KM, Miglioretti DL, Beverly K, Connelly MT, Andrade S, Hartsfield DL, Wei F, Pettus PT, Chan AK, Larry Kessler L. Hormone therapy prescribing patterns in the United States. Obstet Gynecol. 2004;104(5 Pt 1):1042-50.

In The News

Yoga in menopause may help insomnia--but not hot flashes
Group Health Research Institute, 09/27/2013

Soy no good for menopausal hot flashes, bone loss: Study
CBS News, 08/09/2011