Katelin Hoskins, PhD, MBE is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Science at Penn Nursing. Her 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. Her focus is on firearm-related lethal means safety. 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 Dr. Hoskins pursues as a nurse scientist. Across her scholarship, she employs implementation science frameworks, mixed method study designs, qualitative analytic approaches, and behavioral economic tools.
She received a PhD in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020, where she was a Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholar. She previously completed the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) program at Penn, in addition to a Master of Bioethics.