Katharine Amato


Katharine Amato.

Katharine Amato


Katharine Amato


Research Topics

Cancer survivorship; tobacco cessation; health communications

Overview Publications


Katharine A. Amato joined the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health in August 2019 as a Clinical Assistant Professor.

Previously, Dr. Amato worked as an Assistant Research Professor and NRSA T32 Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Primary Care Institute, Department of Family Medicine, at the University at Buffalo. Among others, Dr. Amato's research interests include cancer survivorship, tobacco cessation and health communications.


  • PhD, Epidemiology, University at Buffalo, School of Public Health and Health Professions, Buffalo, NY, 2015
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University at Buffalo, School of Public Health and Health Professions, Buffalo, NY, 2009
  • BS, Biology, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, 2007

Professional Training

  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute Leadership Training, 2018
  • American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking Facilitator, 2012
  • Certification in Public Health, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • University at Buffalo Graduate School Assistantship, 2009
  • Predoctoral Traineeship, Roswell Park, Department of Health Behavior, 2008-2009
  • Dean’s Scholarship, Canisius College, 2003-2007
  • Student Poster Award, “Impact of Hawaii’s Smoke-free Law on Tourism,” American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs section, November 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • Associate Member, American Association for Cancer Research, 2018-Present
  • Member, Community of Scholars, University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute, 2018-Present
  • Member, Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance 2017-2018
  • Member, Delta Omega Honor Society, Gamma Lambda Chapter, 2016-Present
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2016-2017
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2012-Present