• 248 Citations
  • 3 h-Index

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Personal profile

Research interests

Dr. Katharine Dalke focuses on the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people, as well as the health of people with differences of sex development.

Teaching and educational interests

As the director of the Office for Culturally Responsive Health Care Education, Dr. Katharine Dalke works with educators and learners throughout the College of Medicine to develop longitudinal, integrated curricula focusing on cultural competency and cultural humility, with the aim of preparing learners to care for diverse groups of patients. Dr. Dalke is also committed to ensuring that the educational setting and the approach to clinical care are collaborative, inclusive and person-centered.

Through the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Dalke is involved in bedside and classroom teaching of medical students and residents. In addition to clinical psychiatric assessment and evidence-based psychotherapy, Dr. Dalke teaches on LGBTQI and differences of sex development (DSD) mental health within the College of Medicine and around the country. She serves as the faculty adviser to the Psychiatry Interest Group and enjoys mentoring medical students and psychiatry trainees.

Clinical interests

Dr. Katharine Dalke primarily sees patients at Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute in Harrisburg, where she often works with adolescents and adults who are LGBTQI or have differences of sex development (DSDs). She is trained in evaluating transgender and gender-diverse individuals, including supporting them and their families through any desired medical or surgical care. Dr. Dalke also provides general psychiatric care for patients who are LGBTQI or have DSDs who wish to work with a psychiatrist familiar with sexual and gender diversity.

Additionally, Dr. Dalke provides medication management support to patients who are participating in the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy program at Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute for the treatment of impulse control, emotion regulation and post-traumatic problems.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychiatry, Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

… → 2015

MD, Perelman School of Medicine

… → 2011

Bioethics, MBE, Perelman School of Medicine

… → 2011

External positions

Member, Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

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Research Output

  • 248 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Review article

Depression and Anxiety During Pregnancy: Evaluating the Literature in Support of Clinical Risk-Benefit Decision-Making

Dalke, K. B., Wenzel, A. & Kim, D. R., Jun 1 2016, In : Current psychiatry reports. 18, 6, 59.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Gender assignment, reassignment and outcome in disorders of sex development: Update of the 2005 consensus conference

    Meyer-Bahlburg, H. F. L., Baratz Dalke, K., Berenbaum, S. A., Cohen-Kettenis, P. T., Hines, M. & Schober, J. M., Jan 1 2016, In : Hormone Research in Paediatrics. 85, 2, p. 112-118 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 24 Scopus citations

    Global disorders of sex development update since 2006: Perceptions, approach and care

    Lee, P. A., Nordenström, A., Houk, C. P., Ahmed, S. F., Auchus, R., Baratz, A., Baratz Dalke, K., Liao, L. M., Lin-Su, K., Looijenga, L. H. J., Mazur, T., Meyer-Bahlburg, H. F. L., Mouriquand, P., Quigley, C. A., Sandberg, D. E., Vilain, E. & Witchel, S., Apr 1 2016, In : Hormone Research in Paediatrics. 85, 3, p. 158-180 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 199 Scopus citations

    Emotionally and cognitively informed consent for clinical care for differences of sex development

    Tamar-Mattis, A., Baratz, A., Baratz Dalke, K. & Karkazis, K., Jan 1 2014, In : Psychology and Sexuality. 5, 1, p. 44-55 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 18 Scopus citations