Writing

Committed to sharing her behavioral health research in settings both academic and popular, Kate writes books and blogs that make health science and military social work practical, accessible, and personal.

Her work has been published widely and can be found in peer-reviewed journals such as Advances in Social Work, the Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health, and Gender Forum

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Latest Blog Posts:

Talking Mental Fitness at TEDx

We hear a lot these days about stress and when we do, the conversation often focuses on avoiding it or managing it. What if that isn’t actually useful? [embed]https://youtu.be/NAHcLvbqqxs?t=2[/embed] Stress has a purpose. Stress is opportunity. To respond well to...

Service Women & Veterans

I'm increasingly passionate about the issues military women face before, during, and after service. A strong body of research points to a significant correlation between expectations and performance. When students are told they’re gifted, their academic performance...

Social Health is Not a Luxury Item

Here’s the truth about human health – nothing will kill you faster than loneliness. We know all of this because scientists have studied social cohesion from a variety of angles and proven that disconnection is dangerous! We’ve studied partner relationships,...

What Is a Winning Mind?

I spend a lot of time these days helping people become more resilient. I think I am passionate about it because in the past I have flopped SO spectacularly. My mistakes almost leveled me. When I left the Marine Corps, I had a hard time carving a new identity for...

Spiritual Fitness with Poema Podcast

I love talking with James Prescott. The author of Mosaic of Grace and host of the James Talks podcast is always up for discussing how much spirituality matters to health. I often bring a colleague to join our conversations, which has made for some really fun episodes....

Invisible Veterans: Military Women and Resilient Leadership

I gave a talk I'd always hoped to at the TEDx Tuscaloosa event called Invisible Veterans: Military Women & Resilient Leadership. Because I'm so professionally and personally invested in these issues, few speeches have ever felt as intimidating and...