Karli R Hochstatter



Karli R. Hochstatter, PhD, MPH is an epidemiologist and health services researcher focused on the intersecting epidemics of substance use disorders, infectious diseases, and criminal justice involvement. Her research aims to improve the understanding and health of disadvantaged populations with substance use disorder using mixed-methods, social network strategies, and health services intervention approaches. She has worked on several NIDA-funded projects, including studies that aim to understand barriers and facilitators along the HIV and hepatitis C care continuums among criminal justice-involved adults. She has also extensively studied the use of mobile-health technology and computer-tailored interventions to reduce risk behaviors and increase health care utilization among people with substance use disorders. Dr. Hochstatter also has experience using molecular epidemiological surveillance data to detect and describe hepatitis C transmission networks. In her current work, she is building an understanding of how death investigation teams can aid in overdose prevention and linkage-to-care efforts.

Dr. Hochstatter completed her MPH and PhD in Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and a postdoctoral fellowship in the HIV, Substance Abuse, and Criminal Justice T32 Fellowship Program at the Columbia University School of Social Work. She is also an alumna of the Criminal Justice Research Training Program on Substance Use, HIV, and Comorbidities at Brown University.

Dr. Hochstatter is currently a research scientist at Friends Research Institute and an affiliate of the Social Intervention Group (SIG) at CSSW. SIG projects she has worked on include: Project PACT, WORTH, and the HEALing Communities Studies.