Kate Somerville

  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate


Kate Somerville is a postdoctoral research associate with Youth-Nex working on the Preventative Interventions: Collaborative Research on Engagement and Wellbeing (PIT-CREW) team. Her research uses youth and community-engaged methods to understand how educational and social policy can promote justice-oriented school environments that center equity and foster well-being.

Somerville's doctoral research used youth participatory action research and a critical interdisciplinary public health lens to understand student visions for transformative systems of school mental health and related policy contexts. She currently works with the PIT-CREW team on the PBIS Plus project, the R-City project, and the CARES 360 project.


Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder, 2024
M.A.T., Johns Hopkins University, 2017
B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2016