Trish Kohl

Dr. Kohl’s scholarship, which draws upon several years of clinical social work practice with children and parents in low resource communities, is focused on the development, testing and implementation of interventions to promote the emotional development of young children, treat early childhood emotional and behavioral problems, and prevent child maltreatment. With a particular focus on families facing adversity, she has carried out this work with diverse populations within a broad range of service settings – locally, nationally and globally.  She has received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Administration for Children and Families, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. Kohl holds a joint appointment as Research Director of the Hermann Center for Child and Family Development in the Division for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Washington University Medical School. The Hermann Center aims to advance the science on early childhood mental health to improve child and family outcomes prenatally through age 7. She teaches policy and practice courses within our Children, Youth and Family Concentration.

Trish Kohl

Areas of Focus:

  • Early childhood mental health
  • Evidence based parenting interventions
  • Treatment and prevention of child maltreatment
  • Parenting in adversity

Featured Publications

Grandi Byen—supporting child growth and development through integrated, responsive parenting, nutrition and hygiene: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
BMC Pediatrics, 22(1), 1-18.

Engaging child welfare–Involved families in evidence-based interventions to address child disruptive behavior disorders.
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 28(1), 43-51.

Sharing our story in a safe space: Using Community Cafés to empower African American voices in child welfare intervention research
APSAC Advisor, 35, 50-69.