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Catherine J. Karr, MD,MS,PhD

Catherine J. Karr, MD,MS,PhD

Pediatrics-Primary Care, Environmental Medicine

On staff since October 2002

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Recommendations

  • Connie Bellingham, WA 12.28.11

    After two years of frustration and no real answers for our 4 year old son, we found someone to listen. That someone was indeed Dr. Karr! She spent a great deal of time listening to his symptoms after our family experienced an "inhalation exposure" in the state of Florida. Our doctors here in Bellingham did not "believe" our son's health problems could be caused by this incident and did not provide proper medical care. With Dr. Karr's help, we might finally be on track to getting our son well. He was two years old when this happened and has not been the same since - he has been unable to swallow without pain since December 2009 and suffers from very poor health. Dr. Karr is compassionate, intelligent and resourceful; she listens exceptionally well and my husband and I were very impressed with her no nonsense attitude. We highly recommend her!

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
University of Washington, Seattle

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Pediatric environmental health, specifically ambient air pollution, respiratory disease, pesticide exposure, and global childrens environmental health

Research Description

Pediatric environmental health, specifically ambient air pollution and infant respiratory disease, pesticide exposure and neurodevelopment.

Publications

  • Sathyanarayana S, Basso O, Karr CJ, Lozano P, Alavanja M, Sandler DP, Hoppin JA
    Maternal pesticide use and birth weight in the agricultural health study.
    Journal of agromedicine , 2010 Apr, : 127-36
  • Clark NA, Demers PA, Karr CJ, Koehoorn M, Lencar C, Tamburic L, Brauer M
    Effect of early life exposure to air pollution on development of childhood asthma.
    Environmental health perspectives , 2010 Feb. : 284-90
  • Karr CJ, Demers PA, Koehoorn MW, Lencar CC, Tamburic L, Brauer M
    Influence of ambient air pollutant sources on clinical encounters for infant bronchiolitis.
    American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine , 2009 Nov. 15 : 995-1001
  • From the American Academy of Pediatrics: Policy statement--Tobacco use: a pediatric disease.
    Pediatrics , 2009 Nov. : 1474-87
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    From the American Academy of Pediatrics: Technical report--Secondhand and prenatal tobacco smoke exposure.
    Pediatrics , 2009 Nov. : e1017-44
  • Paulson JA, Karr CJ, Seltzer JM, Cherry DC, Sheffield PE, Cifuentes E, Buka I, Amler RW
    Development of the pediatric environmental health specialty unit network in North America.
    American journal of public health , 2009 Nov. : S511-6
  • Rogan WJ, Brady MT
    Drinking water from private wells and risks to children.
    Pediatrics , 2009 June : e1123-37
  • Tester JM
    The built environment: designing communities to promote physical activity in children.
    Pediatrics , 2009 June : 1591-8
  • Rogan WJ, Brady MT
    Drinking water from private wells and risks to children.
    Pediatrics , 2009 June : 1599-605
  • Woodruff TJ, Parker JD, Darrow LA, Slama R, Bell ML, Choi H, Glinianaia S, Hoggatt KJ, Karr CJ, Lobdell DT, Wilhelm M
    Methodological issues in studies of air pollution and reproductive health.
    Environmental research , 2009 Apr, : 311-20