Rachel Katzenellenbogen, MD
Dr. Rachel Katzenellenbogen is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Global Health’s pathobiology program. She is a principal investigator in the research institute’s Center for Global Infectious Disease Research, where her research focuses on human papillomavirus infections and how they lead to cancer.
Katzenellenbogen received her AB in chemistry from Harvard University and her MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency and adolescent medicine/STD research fellowship at Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington. In her work at the research institute, Katzenellenbogen likes to link mechanistic cellular biology to clinical disease outcomes. She loves the collaborative, team-oriented approach to care in adolescent medicine, and uses that same approach in her lab to accelerate new findings. Katzenellenbogen is the mother of twins and enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and running with her dog, Cedar.
Christina Riley, MAR, MPhil
After a 10-year hiatus from the Seattle area, Christina Riley returned in August 2017 from the East Coast, where she spent time completing graduate work and working for Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. While at Yale, she worked as the senior administrative assistant for two programs focused on forest restoration and education: the Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative (ELTI) and the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry (GISF).
Riley holds a BA in humanities, cum laude, from Western Washington University, an MAR from Yale University’s Divinity School, and an MPhil from Drew University. In 2017, she left Drew’s PhD program (ABD) in New Testament and early Christianity in order to pursue other career goals. Her true passion is child passenger safety, so in her spare time, she volunteers at local area hospitals as a child passenger safety technician (CPST) and runs her own small car seat safety business – Safe Sound Kids Northwest. She is trained in car seats for children with special needs, and is seeking instructor certification in 2018. She is happily married and has two children, ages 5 and 2, and adores spending time with her family.