Kate Hoppe

PhD Student, Brown School/Public Health Sciences

Kate Hoppe’s research is broadly focused on addressing social and environmental determinants to reduce barriers to health and health equity and advance community resilience. Her work takes an asset-based approach to identifying historically disadvantaged communities doing better than expected and determining what social, environmental, and policy factors might support these trends. She is interested in how we might replicate or innovate similar policies and practices to build resilient communities, i.e. communities that are built and function to mitigate or eliminate threats from climate change, pandemics, and discrimination. As an experienced public health leader, former member of a city board of health commissioners, and small business owner who has worked across seven industries, Hoppe focuses on bridging research, practice, and innovation across sectors to advance health and equity.