Kathryn Lovero

Dr. Lovero's research aims to improve the prevention and treatment of adolescent mental health problems in low-resource settings, focusing particularly on low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Her work employs multilevel stakeholder engagement and implementation science methods to generate health care delivery models that address the complex drivers of health inequity. She also focuses on the development and validation of measurement instruments for mental health problems as well as the adaptation of implementation science research tools for non-Western settings. Currently, she collaborates with the Mozambican Ministry of Health to develop adolescent mental health services integrated within the national primary care system.

Research Interests

Adolescents and Youth
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Health Inequities
Income-Based Interventions
Mental Health
Social Determinants
Trauma-Informed Care


National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW)