Ph.D., University of Michigan
M.S., University of Michigan
B.S., Cornell University
- Environmental, psychological, and physiological mechanisms that promote resilience
or reduce risk for psychiatric problems in the context of early traumatic stress
- Evidence-based interventions for children and families exposed to traumatic events,
such as family violence and interpersonal loss
- Community-oriented studies to explore the various pathways to positive and negative
functioning following exposure to traumatic events in childhood
Dr. Howell will be interviewing doctoral applicants for fall 2015 admission.
- Howell, K.H., Barnes, S.E., Miller, L.E., & Graham-Bermann, S.A. (in press). Developmental
variations in the impact of intimate partner violence exposure during childhood. Journal
of Injury and Violence Research.
- Howell, K.H., Shapiro, D.N., Layne, C.M., & Kaplow, J.B. (in press). Individual and
psychosocial mechanisms of adaptive functioning in parentally bereaved children. Death
- Howell, K.H., Miller, L.E., Lilly, M.M., Burlaka, V., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Graham-Bermann,
S.A. (in press). Strengthening positive parenting through intervention: Evaluating
the Moms’ Empowerment Program for women experiencing intimate partner violence. Journal
of Interpersonal Violence.
- Kaplow, J.B., Howell, K.H., & Layne, C.M. (2014). Do circumstances of the death matter?
Identifying socioenvironmental risks for grief-related psychopathology in bereaved
youth. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27(1), 42-49.
- Howell, K.H., Miller, L.E., Lilly, M.M., & Graham-Bermann, S.A. (2013). Fostering
social competence in preschool children exposed to intimate partner violence: Evaluating
the Preschool Kids' Club intervention. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma,
- Howell, K.H., Miller, L.E., & Graham-Bermann, S.A. (2012). Evaluating preschool children’s
attitudes and beliefs about intimate partner violence. Violence & Victims, 27(6),
- Miller, L.E., Howell, K.H., & Graham-Bermann, S.A. (2012). Potential mediators of
adjustment in children exposed to intimate partner violence. Child Abuse & Neglect,
- Howell, K.H. (2011). Resilience and psychopathology in children exposed to family
violence. Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal, 16, 562-569.