Katherine Venturo-Conerly, M.A.

Katherine Venturo-Conerly

Katherine Venturo-Conerly is a third-year doctoral student at the Harvard Laboratory for Youth Mental Health. She graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in psychology and a minor in global health and health policy. Katherine's research focuses on developing, testing, and disseminating mental health interventions for youth, with the aim of providing these youths with easier access to more effective mental health care. Katherine aims to streamline and improve the effectiveness of youth psychotherapies by studying the effectiveness of individual treatment elements. To this end, she is currently studying decision making about treatment elements in modular psychotherapies such as MATCH. Relatedly, she is interested in researching scalable alternatives to traditional long-form psychotherapy, including digital mental health interventions and brief interventions. Katherine co-founded and serves as the scientific director of the Shamiri Institute, a non-profit dedicated to developing, testing, and disseminating scalable mental health and wellness interventions for youth in Kenya and other LMICs.