Kathleen K. Bucholz, PhD, MPH, MPE
Kathleen K. Bucholz, PhD, MPH, MPE, professor of psychiatry, is recognized for her enthusiastic and generous commitment to mentoring postdoctoral fellows at Washington University School of Medicine.
In the 28 years that Bucholz has been a member of the faculty, she has mentored numerous young investigators, doctoral candidates and postdoctoral fellows. She is known for her commitment to fostering the intellectual and personal growth of her trainees and colleagues, guiding them on grant writing, research efforts and clinical practice.
Bucholz has mentored numerous trainees through teaching several key courses in psychiatry, including psychiatric epidemiology and addictive behaviors, and participation in several junior faculty development programs, including the Academic Women’s Network Peer Group Mentoring. She also organized and led an annual summer alcohol research training series for highly qualified undergraduates that was part of the Midwest Alcohol Research Center, and is a mentor in the Summer Research Program in the Institute for Public Health. She has served as a preceptor for several National Institutes of Health (NIH) training grants in epidemiology, genetics and neuroscience research and currently is co-director and preceptor for the National Institute on Drug Abuse Transdisciplinary Training in Addictions Research (TranSTAR) grant.
With her strong background in epidemiology, Bucholz willingly shares her expertise in data analysis and large-scale epidemiological studies to benefit research pursuits of young and senior investigators.
Bucholz earned her Master of Public Health degree in 1976 and her doctoral degree in epidemiology in 1986, both from Yale University, and a master’s degree in psychiatric epidemiology from Washington University in 1990. Following a research fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology, she joined the faculty in 1988.