Kathleen M McTigue

  • Associate Professor of Medicine , Division of General Internal Medicine, Pitt Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Director, Clinical Scientist Track, Internal Medicine Residency, Pitt Medicine
  • Associate Director for Research, International Scholars Track, Internal Medicine Residency, Pitt Medicine

Kathleen McTigue joined the University of Pittsburgh faculty in 2002. She is trained in internal medicine, preventive medicine, and public health and has joint appointments in medicine, epidemiology and clinical/translational science.

Her research interests are in the prevention of chronic disease, with focuses on obesity, women's health, and information technology. McTigue has considered both evidence-based clinical medicine and public health approaches to escalating U.S. weight trends.

She led the development, implementation and evaluation of the first online adaptation of the Diabetes Prevention Program’s lifestyle intervention. This work uses technology to bring evidence-based self-management support to primary care patients.

McTigue's work on improving the quality of patient care extends to a focus on the development of infrastructure for supporting pragmatic, patient-centered clinical research, via the PaTH Clinical Data Research Network, a member of the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet).

  • BS, University of Notre Dame, 1989

  • MS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1992

  • MD, MPH, University of Connecticut, 1996


  • Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, 1999
  • Residency in Preventive Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2002
  • Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2002
Selected Publications