Karli Hochstatter, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Karli Hochstatter, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Karli Hochstatter, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Research Scientist

Ph.D., Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.P.H, University of Wisconsin-Madison
khochstatter@friendsresearch.org
Office: 410-837-3977 ext. 273
Fax: 410-752-4218
Research Interests

Dr. Hochstatter is an epidemiologist and health services researcher focused on the intersecting epidemics of substance use disorders, infectious diseases, and criminal justice involvement. Her research aims to improve the understanding and health of disadvantaged populations with substance use disorder using mixed-methods, social network strategies, and health services intervention approaches. She has worked on several NIDA-funded projects, including studies that aim to: understand barriers and facilitators along the HIV and hepatitis C care continuums among criminal justice-involved adults; reduce risk behaviors and increase health care utilization among people with substance use disorders using mobile-health technology and computer-tailored interventions; and detect and describe hepatitis C transmission networks using molecular epidemiological surveillance data. Dr. Hochstatter completed her MPH and PhD in Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and a postdoctoral fellowship in the HIV, Substance Abuse, and Criminal Justice T32 Fellowship Program at Columbia University. She is also an alumna of the Criminal Justice Research Training Program on Substance Use, HIV, and Comorbidities at Brown University.

Selected Publications
Hochstatter KR, Akhtar WZ, Dietz S, Pe-Romashko K, Gustafson DH, Shah DV, Krechel S, Liebert C, Miller R, El-Bassel N, Westergaard RP (2020). Potential Influences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Drug Use and HIV Care Among People Living with HIV and Substance Use Disorders: Experience from a Pilot mHealth Intervention AIDS Behav 2020 Jul;25(2):354-359. doi: 10.1007/s10461-020-02976-1. PMID: 32705370; PMCID: PMC7376523.
Hochstatter KR, Hull SJ, Sethi AK, Burns ME, Mundt MP, Westergaard RP (2020). Promoting Safe Injection Practices, Substance Use Reduction, Hepatitis C Testing, and Overdose Prevention Among Syringe Service Program Clients Using a Computer-Tailored Intervention: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial J Med Internet Res 2020 Sep 29;22(9):e19703. doi: 10.2196/19703. PMID: 32990630; PMCID: PMC7556373.
Hochstatter KR, Gustafson DH Sr, Landucci G, Pe-Romashko K, Maus A, Shah DV, Taylor QA, Gill EK, Miller R, Krechel S, Westergaard RP (2019). A Mobile Health Intervention to Improve Hepatitis C Outcomes Among People With Opioid Use Disorder: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial JMIR Res Protoc 2019 Aug 1;8(8):e12620. doi: 10.2196/12620. PMID: 31373273; PMCID: PMC6694728.
Westergaard RP, Hochstatter KR, Andrews PN, Kahn D, Schumann CL, Winzenried AE, Sethi AK, Gangnon RE, Sosman JM (2019). Effect of Patient Navigation on Transitions of HIV Care After Release from Prison: A Retrospective Cohort Study AIDS Behav 2019 Sep;23(9):2549-2557. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02437-4. PMID: 30790170; PMCID: PMC6703963.
Hochstatter KR, Hull SJ, Stockman LJ, Stephens LK, Olson-Streed HK, Ehlenbach WJ, Repplinger MD, Jacobs EA, Westergaard RP (2017). Using database linkages to monitor the continuum of care for hepatitis C virus among syringe exchange clients: Experience from a pilot intervention Int J Drug Policy 2017 Apr;42:22-25. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.12.006. Epub 2017 Jan 23. PMID: 28126684; PMCID: PMC5404946.
Hochstatter KR, Stockman LJ, Holzmacher R, Greer J, Seal DW, Taylor QA, Gill EK, Westergaard RP (2017). The continuum of hepatitis C care for criminal justice involved adults in the DAA era: a retrospective cohort study demonstrating limited treatment uptake and inconsistent linkage to community-based care Health Justice 2017 Oct 30;5(1):10. doi: 10.1186/s40352-017-0055-0. PMID: 29086078; PMCID: PMC5662522.linkage to community-based care”. Health & Justice, 5, 10. DOI: 10.1186/s40352-017-0055-0.
Kemnitz R, Kuehl TC, Hochstatter KR, Barker E, Corey A, Jacobs EA, Repplinger MD, Ehlenbach WJ, Seal DW, Sosman JM, Westergaard RP (2017). Manifestations of HIV stigma and their impact on retention in care for people transitioning from prisons to communities Health Justice 2017 Dec;5(1):7. doi: 10.1186/s40352-017-0054-1. Epub 2017 Jun 6. PMID: 28589252; PMCID: PMC5461223.
Hochstatter KR, Damien C Tully, Karen A Power, Wajiha Z Akhtar, Ruth Koepke, Audrey F Prieve, Thomas Whyte, David J Bean, David W Seal, Todd M Allen, Ryan P Westergaard (2016-2017). Transmission Clusters of Hepatitis C Virus among Public Health and Correctional Settings in Wisconsin, 2016-2017 Emerging Infectious Diseases DOI: 10.1101/2020.06.19.20134148.
Westergaard RP, Hull SJ, Merkow A, Stephens LK, Hochstatter KR, Olson-Streed HK, Baker LM, Hess TM (2016). Computerized Tailored Interventions to Enhance Prevention and Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Among People Who Inject Drugs: Protocol for a Randomized Pilot Study JMIR Res Protoc 2016 Jan 22;5(1):e15. doi: 10.2196/resprot.4830. PMID: 26800903; PMCID: PMC4744331.