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Zychowski, Katherine E Assistant Professor


Katherine Zychowski, PhD is an assistant professor in The University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Nursing. She is a trained toxicologist and environmental health scientist, interested in biological mechanisms following inhaled toxic exposures.  After completing her degrees at Baylor University and Texas A&M University, she accepted a Postdoctoral Fellowship at UNM where she studied vascular effects of air pollution. She was awarded the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) Postdoctoral Fellowship (an NIH/NIGMS-sponsored program) in 2016 and in addition to research, she committed a significant portion of her time to pedagogical training and developing active learning strategies in the classroom. Zychowski was awarded an NIH/NIEHS K99 ‘Pathway to Independence’ career development award in 2018.

Zychowski is currently a part of a larger cohort of scholars at UNM all working on various aspects of health detriments caused by legacy uranium mining in Native American communities. She is passionate about public health research that impacts underserved populations, more specifically, research that will drive changes in policy and promote healthy communities.


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