Dr. Kirsten Austad, MD attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning degrees in English Literature and Medical Microbiology & Immunology in 2007. She went on to earn her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 2013 and completed her residency in Family Medicine with a focus in women’s health at Boston Medical Center in 2016. During her education she worked in diverse global health settings, including Dominican Republic, Ghana, Chiapas Mexico, and Chile.
Dr. Austad began working with Wuqu’ Kawoq in 2013 and currently serves as the Director of Women’s Health. She also holds an academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, and is an Attending Physician at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Research Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her research interests include implementation science, respectful maternity and reproductive health care, and qualitative methods.
- Published on 2/21/2019
Cnop K, Martinez B, Austad KE. Resistant dermatomyositis in a rural indigenous Maya woman. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Feb 21; 12(2). PMID: 30796072.
- Published on 2/1/2019
Juarez M, Austad K, Rohloff P. Lay Midwives: On the Front Lines of the Fight Against Maternal Mortality in Rural Guatemala. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Feb; 100(2):237-238. PMID: 30795825.
- Published on 9/1/2018
Flood D, Chary A, Austad K, Coj M, Lopez W, Rohloff P. Patient Navigation and Access to Cancer Care in Guatemala. J Glob Oncol. 2018 Sep; 4:1-3. PMID: 30241260.
- Published on 7/1/2018
Austad K, Chary A, Xocop SM, Messmer S, King N, Carlson L, Rohloff P. Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening and the Cervical Cancer Care Continuum in Rural Guatemala: A Mixed-Method Analysis. J Glob Oncol. 2018 Jul; 4:1-10. PMID: 30084698.
- Published on 6/27/2018
Austad K, Shah P, Rohloff P. Correlates of long-acting reversible contraception uptake among rural women in Guatemala. PLoS One. 2018; 13(6):e0199536. PMID: 29949633.
- Published on 6/15/2018
Austad K, Chary A, Xocop SM, Messmer S, King N, Carlson L, Rohloff P. Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening and the Cervical Cancer Care Continuum in Rural Guatemala: A Mixed-Method Analysis. Journal of Global Oncology. 2018.
- Published on 2/7/2018
Colom M, Austad K, Sacuj N, Larson K, Rohloff P. Expanding access to primary healthcare for women through a microfinance institution: A case study from rural Guatemala. Healthc (Amst). 2018 Dec; 6(4):223-230. PMID: 29428192.
- Published on 11/13/2017
Austad K, Chary A, Martinez B, Juarez M, Martin YJ, Ixen EC, Rohloff P. Obstetric care navigation: a new approach to promote respectful maternity care and overcome barriers to safe motherhood. Reprod Health. 2017 Nov 13; 14(1):148. PMID: 29132431.
- Published on 9/14/2017
Chary A, Flood D, Austad K, Colom M, Hawkins J, Cnop K, Martinez B, Lopez W, Rohloff P. Accompanying indigenous Maya patients with complex medical needs: A patient navigation system in rural Guatemala. Healthc (Amst). 2018 Jun; 6(2):144-149. PMID: 28919513.
- Published on 9/12/2017
App saves lives of Maya women in Guatemala. NBC Global Citizen. 2017.
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