Patricia Kohl, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor, Brown School

Dr. Kohl’s scholarship is focused on understanding children’s experiences within the context of families and their environment, and on implementing (and sustaining) empirically supported parenting interventions in community based service settings to prevent violence, promote well-being, and treat the consequences of adverse childhood experiences.

Through her research, which is informed by several years of clinical practice with children and families, she seeks to close the gap between research and community based practice. Her intervention and implementation research is informed by analyses of large datasets to examine how characteristics of parents, such as substance abuse and mental illness, the influence of parenting behaviors, child emotional and behavioral health, and the safety of children.