Reilly Center Postdoctoral Scholar
Affiliation: Health, Humanities, and Society
Dr. Katharine McCabe is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Health, Humanities, and Society
within the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values. She researches gender, race, and
sexuality, inequalities in reproductive health, and legal and institutional responses to substance
use and addiction. Katharine’s current research examines the intersection of medicine and law in
response to pregnant substance users. She also examines state policies on child welfare responses
to maternal substance use and regional reproductive healthcare responses to the opioid crisis.
Katharine’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and has been
published in The Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Science and Medicine, The
Journal of Women’s Health, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, and Sex Roles.