Katherine Buhikire, DNP
Katie Buhikire is a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, affiliated with the Penn Injury Science Center. She graduated from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University with her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Clinical Practice Leadership in 2021. Previous nursing education includes a post-masters certificate in Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner from Duke University in 2016, Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2008 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006, both from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She also holds a Master of Public Health in International Health from Boston University in 2004 and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Puget Sound in 2000. Katie works clinically as a Surgical FLOC (Front Line Ordering Clinician) Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, King of Prussia covering post-operative and consult patients from Orthopedics, General Surgery, Otolaryngology, Urology, and Plastic Surgery services. Prior to coming to CHOP, she spent over 3 years in Qatar working at Sidra Medicine as a Nurse Practitioner in the Pediatric Orthopedics department, and one year in Uganda as an Afya Bora Global Health Leadership Fellow. Katie has traveled extensively in East and Southern Africa and volunteered for several months as a nurse with CURE International in pediatric orthopedic hospitals in Kenya, Malawi, and Zambia. During her time as a Penn nursing student, she was selected as a Global Health Framework Fellow and spent a summer in Malawi as well as time in Botswana as a Research Assistant on two different HIV projects. Katie’s research interests include pediatric injury (prevention, recovery and outcomes), access to surgical care in low and middle income countries, and advancing nursing education and training globally.