Kathryn Hawk, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; NIDA K12 Drug Use, Addiction, and HIV Research Scholar (DAHRS)

Departments & Organizations

Emergency Medicine York Street Campus Faculty

Program in Addiction Medicine

Yale Medicine


Kathryn Hawk, MD, MHS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and an attending physician in the Yale New Haven Hospital Emergency Department.  She is a NIDA sponsored Drug Abuse, Addiction and HIV Research (DAHRS) Scholar, and is board certified in emergency and addiction medicine. She completed her residency training, a year of service as chief resident, and a research fellowship in the Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine.  Her research primarily focuses on opioid overdose prevention, with a focus on harm reduction and linkage to treatment for ED patients with opioid use disorder. She is currently an investigator on grants from National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF), and the Addiction Policy Forum that focus on reducing opioid associated mortality through data linkages, implementation-facilitation of ED initiation buprenorphine, naloxone distribution, ED patient experience and reported outcomes, and dissemination of evidence-based best practices for care of patients with addiction. 

Education & Training

MHS Yale University College of Medicine (2016)
MD Drexel University College of Medicine (2010)
Residency Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2016)
Board Certification AB of Preventive Medicine, Addiction Medicine (2018)

Honors & Recognition

  • ACEP Research Forum Best Presentation Young Investigator AwardAmerican College of Emergency Medicine (2018)

  • Best Oral Research PresentationConnecticut College of Emergency Physicians (2015)

Professional Service

  • Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (2014 - 2015) Co-chair, Research Committee

  • Yale Emergency Medicine Residency (2013 - 2014) Chief Resident

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Contact Info

Kathryn Hawk, MD, MHS
Patient Care Locations
Yale Emergency MedicineYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste SP 218

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Emergency MedicineYale New Haven Shoreline Medical Center
111 Goose Lane

Guilford, CT 06437
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Yale Emergency MedicineYale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
1450 Chapel Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
464 Congress Avenue
Po Box 208053

New Haven, CT 06520-8053