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Assistant Professor
Katherine Hoops

Departmental Affiliations

School of Medicine

Contact Info

Research Interests

gun violence prevention; youth violence prevention; pediatric injury prevention; pediatric trauma; firearm safety; health equity; child health
Experiences & Accomplishments
Dr. Katherine Hoops is an assistant professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Health Policy and Management in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health. She is an attending physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Hoops’ research is focused on a public health approach to the prevention of firearm injury and violence. She conducts research on creating effective policy measures, implementing a trauma-informed approach to care, effectively communicating with patients and families about firearm safety, and improving physicians’ education on and counseling related to firearm safety.

She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Public Health Association. She serves as an official spokesperson for the AAP and works with local and national media to provide education on issues related to child health. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. She earned her medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. She completed a Master’s in Public Health concentrating on Health Policy and Management in injury and violence prevention at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at the University of Alabama Birmingham before coming to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to complete her fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. She is currently a Juris Doctor candidate at the Georgetown University Law Center (2025).
Honors & Awards
Phi Beta Kappa, 2006
American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Critical Care Advocacy Award
Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Leadership Award
Select Publications
Selected publications
  • Hoops K, Fahimi J, Khoeur L, Studenmund C, Barber C, Barnhorst A, Betz ME, Crifasi CK, Davis JA, Dewispelaere W, Fisher L, Howard PK, Ketterer A, Marcolini E, Nestadt PS, Rozel J, Simonetti JA, Spitzer S, Victoroff M, Williams BH, Howley L, Ranney M. Consensus Driven Priorities for Firearm Injury Education among Medical Professionals: Results of the CONFIRM Consortium. Acad Med. 2021 Jul 6. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004226. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34232149.
  • Frattaroli S, Hoops K, Irvin N, McCourt A, Nestadt P, Omaki E, Shields W, Wilcox H. Assessment of Physician Self-Reported Knowledge and Use of Maryland's Extreme Risk Protection Order Law. JAMA Network Open. 2019 Dec 2;2(12):e1918037.
  • Kamat PP, Santore MT, Hoops K, Wetzel M, McCracken C, Sullivan D, Hall M, Grunwell JR. Critical care resource use, cost, and mortality associated with firearm-related injuries in US children's hospitals. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Feb 20. pii: S0022-3468(20)30117-2.
  • Hoops K, Johnson T, Grossman ER, McCourt A, Crifasi CK, Benjamin-Neelon, SE. Stay-at-home orders and firearms in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prev Med. Prev Med. 2020 Oct 7:106281. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106281.
  • Theis J, Hoops K, Booty M, Nestadt P, Crifasi C. Firearm Suicide Among Veterans of the U.S. Military: A Systematic Review. Mil Med. 2020 Nov 24:usaa495. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usaa495.