Kate LaForge

Kate LaForgeInstitution: Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, USA.

Supervisory team: Professor Howard Pinderhughes.

Position: PhD student.

Current research: My PhD research seeks to further our understanding of the ways that financial stress and chronic pain give rise to and interact with suicidal thoughts and attempts.

Research interests:

  • Financial stress, housing precarity, and mental health
  • Treatment of mental health crisis within the medical system
  • The interplay of chronic pain on suicidal ideation and attempts
  • Testing of interventions designed to treat chronic pain and suicidal ideation

Recent Publications:

  • Bradley, K. J., Wros, P., Bookman, N., Mathews, L. R., Voss, H., Ostrogorsky, T. L., & LaForge, K. (2018). The Interprofessional Care Access Network (I-CAN): achieving client health outcomes by addressing social determinants in the community. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 1-8.
  • LaForge K, Gold R, Cottrell E, et al. (2018). How 6 Organizations Developed Tools and Processes for Social Determinants of Health Screening in Primary Care: An Overview. The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 41(1), 2-14.
  • LaForge K, Wros P, Bradley KJ, Beiers-Jones K. (2021). “Having a Normal Life”: A Qualitative Study on Client Goal-Setting Within a Health Care and Social Needs Navigation Program. The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 44(1), 56-65.

Can help with: I enjoy talking through ideas with other researchers and working collaboratively. I also love design and strategizing around science communication and dissemination.

What’s essential to your well-being? Outside of work I enjoy rock climbing and contemporary dance. Professionally, I find enjoyment in working alongside and learning from my brilliant colleagues.

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