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Elisabeth Uphoff Kato, MD, MRP

Medical Officer

Elisabeth Kato is a medical officer at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, where she coordinates AHRQ activities related to opioids and supports the National Center for Excellence in Primary Care.  She previously served as medical officer to the Evidence-based Practice Center Program and the US Preventive Services Task Force at AHRQ.  Prior to joining the federal government she worked as a Senior Medical Research Analyst with Hayes Inc.  Dr. Kato received medical training at the University of Maryland and has Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Cornell University.