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

Sheri Kelfer

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

Sheri Kefler is a social worker, psychotherapist and child development specialist, focused on sexual, physical and emotional abuse.

Trauma Including Childhood Sexual Abuse Child Development Physical Abuse Sexual Abuse Emotional Abuse

Dr. Laura Mosqueda

Chair, Department of Family Medicine · Irvine School of Medicine

Laura Mosqueda, M.D., is a professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California.

Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Human Rights Frailty

Virginia Hernandez

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

Adjunct Faculty and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with expertise in children, youth, and families

Threat Assessment Physical Abuse Survivors Trauma and Recovery Social Work Education Children, Youth and Families

Amy Bonomi

Chair and Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies · Michigan State University

Dr. Bonomi’s research focuses on the health impacts, contexts for, and dynamics of intimate partner violence and sexual violence

Domestic Violence Partner Violence Intimacy Dynamics Sexual Violence

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

Kathryn Libal, Ph.D.

Director, Human Rights Institute and Associate Professor, Social Work & Human Rights · University of Connecticut

Professor Libal researches human rights norms and practices, including the ability to secure adequate food and housing.

Asylum Seekers Women's Rights Refugees and resettlement Social Mobilization Refugees

Dr. Pamela B. Teaster

Dean of Research · Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Dr. Pamela Teaster professor in the Department of Human Development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Human Rights Frailty

Benjamin Henwood

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

Expert on housing and integrative support for homeless individuals

Serious Mental Illness Housing First, homelessness, permanent supportive housing Integrated behavioral and primary healthcare

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

Angie Kennedy

Associate Professor of Social Work · Michigan State University

Angie Kennedy's research focuses on different types of victimization among adolescents and young adults.

Mental Health Partner Rape family violence Victimization Among Young Adults Victimization Among Children

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

Martha Paynter

Spokesperson, President of the Board · Womens Wellness Within

Feminist health advocate, leader and collaborator in health services management, policy and research

Health Services Management Feminist Health Advocacy Childbirth Breastfeeding Pain Management

Ruth Ann Supranovich

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

Ruth Supranovich serves families impacted by child sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, and exposure to family and community violence

Neglect Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Social Work Education Social Work Social Work with Families

Theo Liebmann

Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs · Hofstra University

Professor Liebmann has directed the interdisciplinary Hofstra Youth Advocacy Clinic since its inception

Juvenile Delinquency Immigration Youth Advocacy Child Welfare Trial Advocacy

Lucia Aparicio

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

Lucia Aparicio teaches courses on social work theory and practice, including individual assessment and treatment.

Depression Eating Disorders Drug Addiction Anxiety

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