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Katelyn Jetelina

Katelyn Jetelina

Dr. Katelyn Jetelina is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her research focuses on improving health access and outcomes for vulnerable populations exposed to violence, like victims of domestic and child abuse and police officers exposed to traumatic calls. In addition, she works closely with health systems to characterize multi-level factors related to health care quality outcomes, including social determinants of health.

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Do you need a second booster shot? An epidemiologist has some answers

By: - April 18, 2022

In late March 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster shot of COVID-19 vaccines for vulnerable populations in the U.S., a move that was soon after endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People ages 50 years and older and certain immunocompromised individuals who are at higher risk for […]