Dr. Katherine L. Hughey is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in religion and chemistry from Duke University. After graduating from medical school at the University of Chicago in 2012, Dr. Hughey moved to the University of Michigan to complete her residency in Family Medicine in 2015, and subsequently the department’s inaugural fellowship in Community Medicine and Health Disparities in 2016. Professionally fluent in Spanish, Dr. Hughey sees patients at the University of Michigan Ypsilanti Health Center, where she focuses on culturally-aware and language-concordant care. She also sees patients at Scarlett Middle School and Ypsilanti High School as part of Michigan Medicine’s school-based clinic system, the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools.
In the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Hughey serves as the Assistant Director for the Global Health and Disparities Path of Excellence. Her scholarly interests include community-based participatory research in the Latinx community in Washtenaw County, MI. She serves on the Family Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
Areas of Interest
Primary care of vulnerable populations
Immigrant and refugee health
Language-concordant primary care
Barriers to contraception use in the Latinx community in Washtenaw County, MI
Medical education in international and domestic health equity
Physician advocacy for vulnerable populations
M.D., University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill., 2012
Family Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2015