Patricia Kohl, MSW, PhD

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

Dr. Kohl’s research, which focuses on the safety and mental health of children following entry into the child welfare system, is informed by nearly a decade of clinical experience with maltreated children and their families in public and private settings. She studies how characteristics of parents within this system of care influence outcomes, and the translatability of evidence-based parent-mediated interventions into the child welfare system. Dr. Kohl is currently carrying out a randomized control trial to determine if Pathways Triple P results in better behavioral and safety outcomes than treatment as usual for children in the child welfare system and to evaluate how the cost-effectiveness of Pathways Triple P compares to TAU. She is also currently working to adapt an evidence-base parent training program to increase father participation, as well as to improve father-child interactions. Her work has received financial support from the NICHD, NIMH and the CDC.