Katelin Hoskins, PhD, MBE

Postdoctoral Fellow

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.