Katherine Yun, MD, received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 2006 and completed her residency in pediatrics at Yale University in 2009. Between 2009-2011, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and earned her Masters in Health Sciences Research from the Yale University. While at Yale, she was the supervising physician in the Yale-New Haven Hospital Pediatric Refugee Clinic, a co-recipient of Connecticut’s Myra M. Oliver Award for going “above the call of duty” to help refugees and immigrants.
Dr. Yun is currently an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an attending physician in the Division of General Pediatrics and the Refugee Health Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her primary interest is refugee and immigrant health, specifically the well-being of children in immigrant families in the United States. Her work has focused on the prevalence of chronic, non-communicable conditions and insurance coverage among refugees in the US, as well as differences in primary and dental care utilization by children in different types of immigrant families. She is concerned with equity in access to health care and in documenting the impact of health policies on immigrant children and families.