Patricia Kohl

Patricia Kohl

Washington University in St. Louis

pkohl@wustl.edu
Patricia Kohl, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. Her research, which focuses on the implementation of empirically supported behavioral parent training interventions within non-traditional service settings, is informed by nearly a decade of clinical experience with maltreated children and their families. Her current line of inquiry is informed by research she has conducted or is currently conducting in the following areas: (1) characteristics which influence parenting behaviors and child outcomes among families in the child welfare service sector, (2) organizational context of agencies providing parent training, and (3) the effectiveness of Pathways Triple P (PTP), one behavioral parent training intervention, when delivered to families with open child welfare cases. Dr. Kohl is currently carrying out a randomized control trial to determine if PTP results in better behavioral and safety outcomes than treatment as usual (TAU) for African American and European American children in the child welfare system and to evaluate how the cost-effectiveness of PTP 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. Additionally, her work includes analyzing data from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being, a landmark study of children and families who have been investigated for child maltreatment. Dr. Kohl’s work has received financial support from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Mental Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006, after which she joined the faculty of the Brown School. She teaches Social Work Practice in Early Childhood and Social Work Practice with Children in Families.