Dr. Katherine Hoops is an attending physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Hoops is the Director of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Vascular Access Service and leads point of care ultrasound education.
Dr. Hoops’ research is focused on a public health approach to the prevention of firearm injury and violence. She is a core faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy. 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) 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).