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The Children's National Research Institute

Research Profile

Education & Training

  • M.Sc., Clinical and Translational Research, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (2015-2017)
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH (2014-2017)
  • Pediatrics Residency, Boston Combined Residency Program, Boston, MA (2011-2014)
  • M.D., Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA (2006-2011)
  • B.A., Cultural Anthropology, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY (2000-2004)

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Catherine Forster, M.D., research centers on the diagnosis of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children with neuropathic bladders. Her current work focuses studying the interaction between the urinary microbiome and the host urothelium to better differentiate UTIs from benign bacterial colonization of the urinary tract.

Research & Publications