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Katherine Yun, MD, MHS
Katherine Yun
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Yun is an attending physician in the Division of General Pediatrics and the Refugee Health Program at CHOP, Health Equity faculty at PolicyLab, and an associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focus is on access and equity in refugee and immigrant health.



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Dr. Katherine Yun’s primary interest is refugee and immigrant health, specifically health equity and access for children in immigrant families in the United States. She is a collaborator with the Centers of Excellence in Refugee Health (now Centers of Excellence in Newcomer Health) and the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) to support health departments and community organizations working with refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

Education and Training

BA, Princeton University (Molecular Biology), 2000

MD, Harvard Medical School, 2006

MHS, Yale School of Medicine (Health Sciences Research), 2011

Titles and Academic Titles

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Attending Pediatrician

Health Equity Researcher at PolicyLab

Professional Memberships

Academic Pediatric Association

American Academy of Pediatrics

Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers

Professional Awards

Myra M. Oliver Award, Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition, awarded to the Yale-New Haven Hospital Refugee Clinics, 2010

Golden Door Award, awarded to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Refugee Health Program, HIAS-PA, 2019

Excellence in Community Engagement Award, awarded to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Refugee Health Program, Pennsylvania Statewide Refugee Resettlement Consultation, 2021

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