Dmitry Kats, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Founder, CEO, and President of 1 Party At A Time and HOM3OSTASIS

Composer & Maestro of the HOM3OSTASIS

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Epidemiologist, Biostatistician, Mathematician, Physical Chemist:
Some of my published academic work

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Elucidation of disease etiology & pathology to guide health maintenance as well as disease recovery
§ Application of advanced methods of statistical analysis to better causally infer epidemiologic data

§ Responsible guidance to raise individual & especially at-risk communities’ awareness of the valid, consistent health sciences

§ Dedication to clear, dynamic communication & dissemination of significant knowledge for understanding as assessed thoroughly from the developing body of clinical & research literature towards more efficient adaption & assimilation into successful individual & public health impact


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
in Epidemiology, 2020 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Gillings School of Global Public health, Department of Epidemiology

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Biostatistics, 2014 University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
College of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics, 2011 Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Mathematics

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 
in Physical Chemistry, 2007 Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
School of Science & Engineering, Department of Chemistry


Founder/Chief Executive Officer January 2017
– Present
1 Party At A Time
A 501(c)(3)-registered public charity non-profit organization – EIN: 82-1690789

Originally a local community-based project to stimulate the interdisciplinary revival and development of local creative arts scenes. Now,

Investigator/Analyst January 2017 May 2020
Department of Epidemiology,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Pioneered the planning, design, and conduct of sophisticated investigation, with focus on neurodegeneration/dementia, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, leading to uncovering of a thermodynamic mechanism underlying ultimately the etiologies & pathologies of ALL biological disease & aging, as determined by supply

Graduate Teaching Assistant August 2016 January 2017
Department of Epidemiology,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Led instruction of EPID 600: Principles of Epidemiology for graduate-level public health majors

Graduate Research Assistant August 2015 August 2016
College of Nursing,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Provided influential feedback in final development of a faculty member’s new textbook on adaptive fractional polynomial modeling

Research Assistant January 2015 August 2015
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities,
Carrboro, NC

• Assisted Director in epidemiological research targeted at lifespan issues of autism (see publications)
• Published research focusing on prevalence of socially and clinically relevant variables in adults with autism

Research Assistant October 2014 – January 2015
N.C. Neurosciences Hospital,
Chapel Hill, NC
• Aided researchers from Duke Global Health Institute & UNC Psychiatry on R01 grant proposal of nursing-based interventional depression care in sub-Saharan HIV/AIDS subpopulations
• Prolific in unearthing coping effects and need for targeted psychiatric care in immune suppressed, impoverished regions at most risk

Graduate Research Assistant September 2014 January 2015
College of Nursing,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Head Graduate Research Assistant on a comprehensive meta-analysis of studies involving the intersection of chronic childhood developmental conditions (e.g. cystic fibrosis, asthma, diabetes, cancer) and family/parenting life (Synthesis of Research on Childhood Chronic Conditions and Familystudy)

Graduate Teaching Assistant June 2013 May 2014
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

In concordance with Director of Biostatistics Department, executed instruction, facilitation, and grading of PHC 4069: Biostatistics in Society, advanced-level course required for prospective graduates/professionals 

OPS Student Researcher August 2012 May 2013
Department of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health,
University of South Florida,
Tampa, FL

Analysis of hospital cost-effectiveness data in efforts to identify predictors of hospital profitability

OPS Student Researcher January 2012 December 2012
Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Developed extensive literature review of emergency room usage patterns, published as the Final Report by the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan Study Committee

Graduate Research Assistant June 2011 January 2012
College of Public Health,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Assisted Dean of the College of Public Health in a variety of epidemiological applications and research projects involving topics such as maternal and child health, and emergency room utilization effectiveness of implementing the methods-based care intervention program to treat depression and ultimately clinical outcomes among low-literacy HIV populations in sub-Saharan Africa 

 Focal in involvement of various published studies (see publications)

Graduate Research Assistant September 2010 May 2011
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health,
University of South Florida,
Tampa, FL

 Exploration of literature pertaining to mixed duration, zero-inflation, and semi-parametric models
 Application of skewed distributions to mixed duration and zero-inflation models research

Undergraduate Research Assistant June 2008 – July 2009
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Development of nonlinear regression models to disentangle impact of breast cancer risk factors on survival

Certified Provider/Caregiver February 2008 June 2009
Hamilton County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MRDD),
Cincinnati, OH

Provided support services for adults with intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder(s), ranging from social activities, sports, assistance with daily activities, and overall mentoring


Kats DSufficient niacin supply: the missing puzzle piece to COVID-19, and beyond? 2020 Dec 29. 

Kats D, Evenson KR, Zeng D, Avery CL, Palta P, Kritchevsky SB, Heiss G. Leisure-time physical activity volume, intensity, and duration from mid-to late-life in US subpopulations by race and sex. The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. Aging (Albany NY). 2020 Mar 15;12(5):4592.

Kats D, Sharrett AR, Ginsberg HN, Nambi V, Ballantyne CM, Hoogeveen RC, Heiss G. Postprandial lipemia and the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. 2017 Feb 1;5(1):e000335.

Kats D, Patel MD, Palta P, Meyer ML, Gross AL, Whitsel EA, Knopman D, Alonso A, Mosley TH, Heiss G. Social support and cognition in a community-based cohort: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. Age and ageing. 2016 Jul 1;45(4):475-80.

Kats D, Knowles JW, Reaven GM, Sharrett AR, Nambi V, Heiss G. The Triglyceride to High-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Ratio, an Estimate of Insulin Resistance, is Associated with Incident Coronary Heart Disease. The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Circulation. 2016 Mar 1;133.

Kats D, Payne L, Parlier M, Piven J. Prevalence of selected clinical problems in older adults with autism and intellectual disability. Journal of neurodevelopmental disorders. 2013 Sep 25;5(1):27.

Pence BW, Gaynes BN, Atashili J, O’Donnell JK, Kats D, Whetten K, Njamnshi AK, Mbu T, Kefie C, Asanji S, Ndumbe P. Feasibility, safety, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of measurement-based care depression treatment for HIV patients in Bamenda, Cameroon. AIDS and Behavior. 2014 Jun 1;18(6):1142-51.

Atashili J, Gaynes BN, Pence BW, Tayong G, Kats D, O’donnell JK, Ndumbe PM, Njamnshi AK. Prevalence, characteristics and correlates of a positive-dementia screen in patients on antiretroviral therapy in Bamenda, Cameroon: a cross-sectional study. BMC neurology. 2013 Jul 15;13(1):86.

Gaynes BN, Pence BW, Atashili J, O’Donnell J, Kats D, Ndumbe PM (2013) Prevalence and Predictors of Major Depression in HIV-Infected Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Bamenda, a Semi-Urban Center in Cameroon. PLoS ONE 7(7): e41699. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041699.

Pence BW, Gaynes BN, Atashili J, O’Donnell JK, Tayong G, Kats D, Whetten R, Whetten K, Njamnshi AK, Ndumbe PM (2013) Validity of an interviewer-administered patient health questionnaire-9 to screen for depression in HIV-infected patients in Cameroon. J. Affect Disord Forthcoming 2012. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2013.05.056.