Catherine Stayton is the Director of the Injury Epidemiology Unit in the Bureau of Epidemiology Services at the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). She oversees the Unit's Female Homicide and Injury Surveillance Systems. She is writing a report on Intimate Partner Violence that brings together multiple DOHMH data sources. Dr. Stayton co-chairs the agency's Domestic Violence Steering Committee which develops and implements DOHMH domestic violence prevention initiatives
Dr. Stayton has conducted research in the areas of intimate partner violence, violence, substance abuse, and adolescent risk behaviors. As a Research Associate at the Vera Institute of Justice in the 1990s, she designed and conducted an impact evaluation of a family-focused drug treatment program on the Lower East Side. Her dissertation research examined the health care response to intimate partner violence in prenatal care. For eight years, she taught Epidemiology and Research Methods at Brooklyn College.
Dr. Stayton serves on the Steering Committee of Columbia University's Center for Youth Violence Prevention, the Research Advisory Committee of NYC's Alliance Against Sexual Assault, and NYC's Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee.