Katherine Spiech, Clinical Study Assistant (CSA) (MAPS PBC)

Katherine received her bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in neuroscience from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2018. Prior to joining the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC), she worked as senior clinical study specialist for the Division of Nephrology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Her previous areas of research include chronic kidney disease (CKD) genetics, CKD phosphorus absorption and bone density correlates, kidney transplant rejection, hypertension pharmacogenomics, and cognitive development.
Currently, she acts as a clinical study assistant (CSA) and aids with MPBC’s first collaboration trial, using MDMA-assisted therapy to treat those suffering from PTSD.
Katherine is an avid supporter of mental health reform and believes that MAPS will play an integral role in creating a more supportive, healing, and equitable medical culture. One day, she would like to practice functional psychiatry with focuses in trauma, women’s health, and wholeness.
In her free time, Katherine enjoys exploring the woods, learning about the medicinal properties of plants and fungi, playing/writing music, and hanging out with her pet chinchilla, Adelfa.