Katelin Hoskins, PhD, MBE, CRNP
My research goals center on partnering with organizations, clinicians, families, and community members to equitably implement and scale up evidence-based interventions to prevent youth suicide. My focus is on firearm-related lethal means safety, particularly given steeply rising rates of firearm suicide among racially and ethnically minoritized youth. As a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, clinically rooted observations of the landscape of mental health service delivery motivate this research agenda. Experiences caring for children and adolescents have amplified the importance of context (e.g., social, historical, and political) and shape the questions that I pursue as a nurse scientist.
- PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2020
- MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
- MBE, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
- MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
- BSN, University of Pennsylvania, 2007
To advance the justice-related elements of implementation science, I am leading a qualitative study that aims to better understand how to characterize, identify, and mitigate the negative unintended consequences of well-intentioned implementation research, with an emphasis on equity considerations (e.g., conceptualization of relational harms and subsequent ethical obligations to redress).
My teaching experience ranges across hospital and university settings. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner fellow at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, I developed a didactic series on a wide range of content areas, including treatment of eating disorders, clinical decision-making around PRN medication, and psychopharmacology. I have also served as a preceptor for many new nurses, nurse practitioners, and medical students across my clinical roles. In university settings, I have guest lectured on special considerations for youth mental health, foundational concepts in implementation science, and implementation science and nursing innovation. My teaching philosophy is grounded in care, respect, and epistemic humility.
My program of research is situated at the intersection of implementation science, psychiatric nursing, and health justice. As a T32 Postdoctoral Fellow in Implementation Research, I led a mixed method study that explored parents’ perspectives on the acceptability of an adapted firearm storage program. I also served as Project Director for a NIMH administrative supplement to a hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial that examined equitable implementation of an evidence-based firearm storage program during a prospective pilot study. Currently, I am engaged in research funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention focused on leveraging implementation science to advance equity and prevent suicide in Black youth. Across my scholarship, I employ implementation science frameworks, mixed method study designs, qualitative analytic approaches, and behavioral economic tools.
Selected Career Highlights
- 2021 - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Postdoctoral Research Fellowship award (converted to Young Investigator award with faculty appointment)
- 2020 - Dorothy Mereness Award for excellence in scholarly writing
- 2017 - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar
- 2012 - Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Xi Chapter
- 2007 - Cum Laude honors, University of Pennsylvania
- 2006-2007 - University of Pennsylvania Dean’s List
Hoskins, K., Johnson, C., Davis, M., Pettit, A., Barkin, S., Jager-Hyman, S., Rivara, F., Sigel, E., Walton, M., Wolk, C., & Beidas, R. (2022). A mixed methods evaluation of parents’ perspectives on the acceptability of the S.A.F.E. Firearm program. J Applied Research on Children, 12(2). https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/childrenatrisk/vol12/iss2/2
Johnston, W., Hoskins, K., & McCluskey, L. (2011). Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Ethical challenges. Neurology, 76(7 Suppl 2): S1-S5. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31820d57ee
Hoskins, K. & Schmidt, H. (2021). Breastfeeding, personal responsibility, and financial incentives. Public Health Ethics, 14(3): 223-241. doi:10.1093/phe/phab020.
Moss, H.E., McCluskey, L., Elman, L., Hoskins, K., Talman, L., Grossman, M., Balcer, L.J., Galetta, S.L., & Liu, G.T. (2012). Cross-sectional evaluation of clinical neuro-ophthalmic abnormalities in an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis population. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 314(1-2): 97-101. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2011.10.016
Hoskins, K., Grady, C., & Ulrich, C.M. (2018). Ethics education in nursing: instruction for future generations of nurses. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 23(1), Manuscript 3. doi: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol23No01Man03
Quinn, C., Elman, L., McCluskey, L., Hoskins, K., Karam, C., Woo, J.H., Poptani, H., Wang, S., Chawla, S., Kasner S.E., & Grossman, M. (2012). Frontal lobe abnormalities on MRS correlate with poor letter fluency in ALS. Neurology, 79(6): 583-586. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182635720
Hoskins, K., Sanchez, A.L., Hoffacker, C., Momplaisir, F., Gross, R., Brady, K.A., Pettit, A.R., Zengraf, K., Mills, C., Coley, D. & Beidas R.S. Implementation mapping to plan for a hybrid trial testing the effectiveness and implementation of a behavioral intervention for HIV medication adherence and care retention. (2022). Frontiers in Public Health, 10:872746. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.872746.
Hoskins, K. & Beidas, R. (2021). Intersection of surging firearm sales and COVID-19, psychological distress, and health disparities in the US – A call for action. JAMA Network Open, 4(1): e2034017. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.34017
Davis, M., Hoskins, K., Phan, M., Hoffacker, C., Reilly, M., Fugo, P.B., Young, J.F., & Beidas, R.S. Screening adolescents for sensitive health topics in primary care: a scoping review. (2021). Journal of Adolescent Health. S1054-139X(21)00559-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2021.10.028.
Khazanov, G.K., Keddem, S., Hoskins, K., Myhre, K., Sullivan, S., Mitchell, E., Dorsey Holliman, B., Landes, S.L. & Simonetti, J. Stakeholder perceptions of lethal means safety counseling: A qualitative systematic review. (2022) Frontiers in Psychiatry.