Kathleen Howe

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  • Research Area Specialist



Kathleen (Kate) Howe has worked with the Prevention Research Collaborative since 2020. She has experience with research management, program evaluation, data analysis, and visualization. Kate manages the Detroit Vacant Lot Reuse & Firearms Violence Prevention Study (DVLR) as well as opioid overdose prevention projects in partnership with state and local health departments, community organizations, and other universities. Her areas of interest include community-engaged violence prevention, opioid overdose prevention, ending racial health disparities, and research translation. Prior to joining the PRC, Kate worked as an Analyst for a biomedical consulting firm and was a Research Manager for a nonprofit out-of-school-time (OST) organization. Kate holds a Master of Public Health degree in Health Behavior & Health Education from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy from James Madison College at Michigan State University.


Heinze, J. E., Hsieh, H.-F., Thulin, E., Howe, K., Miller, A. L., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2021). Adolescent Exposure to Violence and Intimate-Partner Violence Mediated by Mental Distress. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2020.101215