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About Kateri Spinelli, PhD

Kateri Spinelli, PhD is Program Manager of Research Publications for CARDS at Providence
Heart Institute. Dr. Spinelli completed an undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Hamilton
College in Clinton, New York, studied at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole,
Massachusetts, and completed her PhD in neuroscience and postdoctoral fellowship in
neurology at Oregon Health & Science University. As a postdoctoral fellow she co-founded
Women in Science Portland, a non-profit organization focused on facilitating discussions around gender
bias in STEM careers, creating supportive networks, and empowering
women to negotiate for their professional needs. Dr. Spinelli’s contributions to clinical cardiology
research include publications on heart failure, interventional cardiology, structural heart and
valve surgery, vascular surgery, and general cardiology. Her contributions to health services
research include investigating national trends in disease coding and patient centered specialty
practice reform. She has been PI on research published in journals including PLOS ONE,
Journal of Neuroscience, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and co-PI
on research published in JAMA Cardiology, JAMA Network Open, NEJM Catalyst, JACC: Heart Failure, Circulation: Heart Failure, and Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.


2018 - Present Program Manager, Research Publications, Providence St. Joseph Health Center for Cardiovascular Analytics, Research and Data Science (CARDS), Providence Heart Institute
2016 - 2018 Scientific Publication Writer, Providence St. Joseph Health Regional Research Department


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Professional Service and Affiliations

2020 - Present Member, American Heart Association
2016 - Present Member, American Medical Writers Association
2016 - Present Member, International Society of Medical Publications Professionals
2011 - Present Member, Women in Science Portland
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Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) BioArt winner
  • 2014 Best Post-doc Talk winner, Society for Neuroscience Oregon chapter meeting
  • N. L. Tartar Research Fellowship Award Oregon Health & Science University 06/01/2007 – 05/30/2008


2012 Postdoctoral fellow, Neurology, Oregon Health & Science University
2011 PhD, Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University
2003 BA, Hamilton College

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