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Kathryn Hawk, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Contact Information

Kathryn Hawk, MD, MHS

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • 464 Congress Avenue

    Po Box 208053

    New Haven, CT 06520-8053

    United States


Kathryn Hawk, MD, MHS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and an attending physician in the Yale New Haven Hospital Emergency Department. She is a former NIDA sponsored Drug use, Addiction and HIV Research (DAHRS) Scholar, and is board certified in emergency and addiction medicine. She completed her residency training, a year of service as chief resident, and a research fellowship in the Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine. Her research primarily focuses on opioid overdose prevention, with a focus on harm reduction and linkage to treatment for ED patients with opioid use disorder. She is currently an investigator on grants from National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF), and the Addiction Policy Forum that focus on reducing opioid associated mortality through data linkages, implementation-facilitation of ED initiation buprenorphine, naloxone distribution, ED patient experience and reported outcomes, and dissemination of evidence-based best practices for care of patients with addiction.

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale University College of Medicine (2016)
  • Residency
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2014)
  • MD
    Drexel University College of Medicine (2010)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
25 under 45 Influencers in Emergency MedicineAmerican College of Emergency Medicine Emergency Medicine Resident Association2020
CPDD FORCE (Female Opioid-addiction Research and Clinical Experts) AwardCollege for Problems on Drug Dependence2020
ACEP Research Forum Best Presentation Young Investigator AwardAmerican College of Emergency Medicine2018
Best Oral Research PresentationConnecticut College of Emergency Physicians2015

Professional Service

Yale New Haven Hospital Ethics CommitteeConsultant2020 - Present
Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine, Society for Academic Emergency MedicineCo-chair, Research Committee2014 - 2015
Yale Emergency Medicine ResidencyChief Resident2013 - 2014

Departments & Organizations