Katelin Hoskins is an NIMH T32 postdoctoral fellow in implementation research at the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit and an associate fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.
As a member of the Nudge Unit team, Katie works on the ASPIRE trial, a multi-site randomized controlled trial testing strategies to implement an evidence-based safe firearm storage program as a universal suicide prevention strategy in pediatric primary care. She also leads an NIMH supplement that examines equitable implementation of the S.A.F.E. Firearm program during a pre-trial pilot study.
Katie is building a program of research that focuses on partnering with stakeholders to equitably implement and scale up evidence-based interventions to prevent youth suicide. She is especially interested in firearm-related lethal means safety.
Katie is the recipient of a postdoctoral training grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention focused on leveraging implementation science to advance equity and prevent suicide in Black youth. She employs implementation science frameworks, mixed-method study designs, qualitative analytic approaches, and behavioral economic tools in her scholarship. She is also a psychiatric nurse practitioner who continues to practice clinically at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Katie received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020, where she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar and recipient of the Dorothy Mereness Award for excellence in scholarly writing. Katie also holds a master's degree in bioethics and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Penn.