Katarina Guttmannova is an assistant professor at the UW School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is also a lecturer at the UW School of Social Work. She earned her PhD in developmental psychology with a minor in quantitative psychology from the University of Montana, and completed her postdoctoral training at Northwestern University. Afterward, she worked as a research scientist at the Institute for Policy Research and an adjunct faculty at the Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy. Dr. Guttmannova came to the University of Washington in 2009 and worked as a research scientist at the Social Development Research Group (SDRG). She is stationed at the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors (CSHRB) and is also a faculty research affiliate at the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE). She has been teaching at the School of Social Work since 2014..
Her diverse research interests include prevention of child and adolescent substance use and behavior problems, risk and protective framework in the etiology of substance misuse and the role of context including social policy, culture and poverty in healthy development across the life course. Her other research interests include quantitative methods and psychometrics. Her research on the impact of legal marijuana and alcohol use is featured in this UW Today article.