Dr. Katherine Hoops is an attending physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. 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 Solutions. 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 received her undergraduate degree 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).