Keck School Faculty

Katja Reuter, PhD
Katja Reuter, PhD
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Preventive Medicine
Preventive Medicine
CSC 2232 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
Dr. Katja Reuter is Assistant Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine at the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She also serves as Director of Digital Innovation and Communication for the Southern California Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SC CTSI).

Her research focuses on accelerating science to improve the health of diverse and vulnerable populations through three major areas: (1) Developing new digital communication models that foster health promotion and disease prevention among diverse and vulnerable populations; (2) Improving the conduct of clinical and translational research with a focus on establishing and advancing the science of digital research participant recruitment; and (C) Establishing, teaching, and integrating digital scholarship into the health sciences.

At SC CTSI, Dr. Reuter oversees the institute’s communications and digital initiatives to identify opportunities where online assets can provide solutions. She leads a team that develops, demonstrates and disseminates digital solutions for challenges in clinical and translational research and education. In 2014, she launched the Digital Scholarship Program that helps researchers to better utilize the web in support of their research and career goals.

Dr. Reuter obtained a PhD in developmental neurobiology from the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany. She also brings experience as a science communications professional who has worked in biomedical research institutions as well as in the media industry. After completing additional training in journalism and Web production and working as a freelance science writer for print media and the radio, she joined the German Cancer Research Center as science editor. Prior to joining faculty at the University of Southern California, Dr. Reuter worked as Associate Director of Communication at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University California, San Francisco.

University of Southern California, Center for Excellence in Research: Mentoring Faculty on Research Award, 2014

University of Southern California, Center for Scholarly Technology: Data-Driven Assignment Grant, 2014

University of California, San Francisco: IT Innovation Contest, 2012

German National Academic Foundation: Science Journalism and Foreign Correspondence Programme Scholarship, 2008-2009

Trial Promoter: A Web-Based Tool for Boosting the Promotion of Clinical Research Through Social Media J Med Internet Res. 2016 06 29; 18(6):e144. . View in PubMed

The use and significance of a research networking system J Med Internet Res. 2014 Feb 07; 16(2):e46. . View in PubMed

Proceedings of the 2014 AMIA Summit on Clinical Research Informatics Spreading Research And Engaging Disease Communities – One Automated Tweet at a Time. 2014. . View in PubMed

The transcription factor c-Maf controls touch receptor development and function Science. 2012 Mar 16; 335(6074):1373-6. . View in PubMed

Gegen Krebs: Die Geschichte einer provokativen Idee 2010. . View in PubMed

The bHLH transcription factor Olig3 marks the dorsal neuroepithelium of the hindbrain and is essential for the development of brainstem nuclei Development. 2009 Jan; 136(2):295-305. . View in PubMed

Lbx1 acts as a selector gene in the fate determination of somatosensory and viscerosensory relay neurons in the hindbrain J Neurosci. 2007 May 02; 27(18):4902-9. . View in PubMed

Differential regulation of gliogenesis in the context of adult hippocampal neurogenesis in mice Glia. 2004 Apr 01; 46(1):41-52. . View in PubMed

Subpopulations of proliferating cells of the adult hippocampus respond differently to physiologic neurogenic stimuli J Comp Neurol. 2003 Dec 22; 467(4):455-63. . View in PubMed

Transient calretinin expression defines early postmitotic step of neuronal differentiation in adult hippocampal neurogenesis of mice Mol Cell Neurosci. 2003 Nov; 24(3):603-13. . View in PubMed

Subpopulation of nestin-expressing progenitor cells in the adult murine hippocampus shows electrophysiological and morphological characteristics of astrocytes Mol Cell Neurosci. 2003 Jul; 23(3):373-82. . View in PubMed

Cadherin-17 is required to maintain pronephric duct integrity during zebrafish development Mech Dev. 2002 Jul; 115(1-2):15-26. . View in PubMed

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