Caitlin “Cat” Clason, PhD, MBE, WHNP-BC (she/her), is a post-doctoral fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania and a 2021 Pat Tillman Foundation Scholar. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Health Policy Research. Dr. Clason served in the Army from 2006 to 2013 and is interested in addressing the health inequities faced by women who are currently serving or who have previously served in the military. She is especially interested in researching reproductive health and access to care issues in this population. Her postdoctoral work seeks to explore the decision-making process of women veterans who choose not to access VA care, pregnancy loss and how it is experienced by service women and veterans, and access to abortion care in the military population.
Dr. Clason obtained her PhD in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Women’s Health/Gender-Related Care from the University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Villanova University. She has worked in clinical practice as an Emergency Department Nurse and as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.