Katherine M. Tote

Katie Tote and Finnigan B. Cat



Katie Tote (הֲדַסָּה‎) is trained as an epidemiologist, works as a research data analyst at the New York State AIDS Institute, and is currently a first-year graduate student in the History Department at the University at Albany. I hold an MPH in Epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and a BA in Sociology from SUNY Plattsburgh.

My day job revolves around HIV/AIDS surveillance and my previous public health work focuses on HIV in women, contraceptive methods, viral hepatitis, and drug user health. My current academic work as a historian is broadly focused on the intersections of health, medicine, environment, technology, and capitalism. You can find a list of my publications here on Google Scholar, or access my full CV here.

Outside of professional pursuits, I'm a mediocre ultrarunner, an enthusiastic vegan cook, and a self-aware cat lady. I live in Troy, NY and, as of late, spend most of my time cooped up in an office with my partner Bucky Stanton, a historical anthropologist and PhD candidate at RPI STS, and our lovely cat clowder. You can find me on Instagram (@katie.tote) if you're interested in cat photos, travel memories, and a decade worth of selfies, or on Twitter (@katietote) for self- deprecating jokes, anti-capitalist sentiment, and complaints about politicians.