Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Katherine Feske-Kirby, BA

Katherine Feske-Kirby CIRP CHOP
Clinical Research Assistant II

Katherine Feske-Kirby, BA joined the Center for Injury Research and Prevention in December 2017, as a Clinical Research Assistant. She is currently working on a project led by Dr. Joel Fein evaluating intervention methods’ ability to promote recovery and reduce post-traumatic stress symptoms in children following violent injury. In this role, Katherine supports the research team by conducting participant recruitment, screening, and enrollment, scheduling participant visits and follow-up assessments, administering study measures, data entry and management, medical record abstraction, and study enrollment support.

Katherine earned her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Geography, and Philosophy from Bucknell University and was awarded the Bucknell Prize in Anthropology, The Bucknell Prize in Geography, and the W. Preston Warren Prize in Philosophy. She comes to the project with experience as a field research assistant for the Bucknell Department of Geography where she supported faculty research on how the intersection of gentrification, policing, and incarceration affects the economy of minority residents in Gray’s Ferry, PA. She also served as a geographic information systems assistant for the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship and Office of Place Studies at Bucknell University. Katherine can be contacted at

Research Interests

Childhood Injury Prevention, Post-Injury Care, Violence Prevention


Addressing Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Children