Tracie O. Afifi

Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences · University of Manitoba

Dr. Afifi's research interests are in the areas of child maltreatment and problem gambling.

Problem Gambling Domestic Violence Physical Punishment Child Maltreatment Sociology

Emily Putnam-Hornstein

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Putnam-Hornstein’s research focuses on the application of epidemiological methods to improve the surveillance of child abuse and neglect

Child Abuse/Maltreatment Epidemiology Social Work Education Social Work Child Welfare

Lois Weithorn

Professor of Law, Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: weithorn@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4660 / Office 366-200

Bioethics and the Law Criminal Law Family Law Mental Health Law Social Science and Law

Sacha Klein

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Sacha Klein is an expert on child welfare, child maltreatment prevention, effects of early care and education on parenting.

Educational Services Child Maltreatment Public Policy Analysis and Advocacy Racial Disparities in the Child Welfare System Child Abuse Prevention

Rachel Foster

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

RACHEL E. FOSTER is an active duty lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force.

Sexual and Family Violence Suicide Prevention Psychological Health

Mark Testa, Ph.D., M.A.

Professor, UNC School of Social Work · UNC at Chapel Hill

Sandra Reeves Spears and John B. Turner Distinguished Professor

Foster Care Adoption Services Poverty Research Children's Aid

Bridget Freisthler

Professor | College of Social Work · The Ohio State University

Expert in health and social problems based on neighborhood ecologies.

Child Abuse and Neglect Drug and alcohol use (particularly marijuana, opiates, and alcohol) Drug distribution systems GIS Spatial Analysis

Loc Nguyen

Adjunct Associate Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Loc Nguyen teaches in the Doctor of Social Work program in the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

Informatics Public Child Welfare

Michael Bachmann

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice · Texas Christian University

Michael Bachmann uses predictive analysis and researches cybersecurity issues to better predict crime events.

Project Safe Neighborhoods - Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program German Culture Hackers Risk Terrain Modeling Crime Mapping

Fred Stone

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Colonel Stone's research specialties include air drop techniques, patient safety, and healthcare communication.

Adults and Healthy Aging

Catherine Taylor

Associate Professor · Tulane University

Cathy Taylor is one of the nation's leading experts on the harmful effects of spanking as a form of discipline for children.

family violence Spanking Child Maltreatment Violence Prevention Social Norms

Nadine Wathen

Professor · University of Western Ontario

Nadine Wathen is committed to developing and mobilizing knowledge to improve the lives of women and children exposed to family violence.

health information Knowledge Mobilization violence against women/gender-based violence Child Maltreatment Domestic Violence

Cara Pohle

Adjunct Assistant Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Cara Pohle specializes in the area of child and adolescent mental health, child maltreatment and trauma, and autism spectrum disorders.

Child Maltreatment and Trauma Adolescent Mental Health Social Work Social Work Education Child Mental Health

Dr. Mark S. Lachs

Director · Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care

Dr. Lachs is a Professor of Medicine and Co-Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Weill Medical College.

Elder Abuse Neglect Adult Protective Services Functional Ability Ethics

Devon Brooks

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Research and practice interests include reduction and treatment of child maltreatment, with a focus on racial and ethnic disparities.

Child Welfare Risk Assessment Research Methodology Children & Families Human Behavior

John Prindle

Research Assistant Professor of Social Work with the Children's Data Network · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

John Prindle is an expert in statistics with applications to psychological studies.

Aging Research Data Mining Statistics Social Work Psychology

Stacy Drury, MD

Remigio Gonzalez MD Endowed Professorship of Child Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Pediatrics · Tulane University

Drury explores how early life adversity interacts with genetic and epigenetic factors to shape child health and neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Telomeres Health Disparities Pediatric Medicine Child Psychiatry Genetics

Kathy Seifert

CEO · ESPS, LLC

Dr. Seifert brings her unique research on the roots and prevention of violent crime and dynamic style to your discussion of today's top issu

Treatment of Trauma and Attachment Problems Assessment and Treatment of Violence Developmental Effects of Trauma Threat Assessment

Jean C. Shih, PhD

University Professor & Boyd & Elsie Welin Professor, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

Dr. Jean Chen Shih is one of the world’s leading researchers on the MAO enzymes and emotion behavior and cancers associated with this enzyme

Novel Cancer Drug for both Therapy and Diagnosis Repurposing Antidepressants for Brain Cancer Repurposing Antidepressants for Prostate Cancer

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