Frederick P. Rivara (Chair) holds the Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Endowed Chair in pediatrics and is a professor of pediatrics and adjunct professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington. While continuing his work as clinician, teacher, investigator, and advocate at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, he is also vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine and editor-in-chief of JAMA Pediatrics. His research interests, spanning 30 years, include the efficacy and promotion of bicycle helmets, prevention of pedestrian injuries, youth violence, the epidemiology and prevention of firearm injuries, intimate partner violence, traumatic brain injury including sports concussion, interventions for alcohol abuse in trauma patients, and effectiveness of trauma systems in caring for pediatric and adult trauma patients. He was founding director of the Harborview Injury and Research Center, Seattle, founding president of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention, and a founding board member of the Washington State Academy of Science. His honors include the Charles C. Shepard Science Award (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Distinguished Career Award (American Public Health Association, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section), Physician Achievement Award (American Academy of Pediatrics, Injury and Poison Prevention Section), Distinguished Alumni Award (University of Washington School of Public Health), and election to the Institute of Medicine in 2005.
Angela Amar is associate professor and assistant dean for BSN education in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University. Her research, focused on African American women, includes dating violence and sexual assault, mental health responses to trauma, and strategies to increase help-seeking behavior. She is active in university service related to violence and diversity. She received her B.S.N. and M.S.N. from Louisiana State University Medical Center and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. At the University of Pennsylvania, she was a Fontaine Fellow and a Pre-Doctoral Fellow in the International Center for Research on Women, Children, and Families. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, member of its Expert Panel on Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Care, and cochair of its Expert Panel on Violence. She is board-certified as an Advanced Forensic Nurse, a Distinguished Fellow with the International Association of Forensic Nurses, and certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Advanced Practice Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health. She is on the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholars program, a Public Voices Fellow with the Op-Ed project, and an associate editor for Journal of Forensic Nursing.
Catherine Bradshaw is a professor and associate dean for research and faculty development at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia. She is also deputy director of the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence and codirector of the Center for Prevention and Early Intervention, both at The Johns Hopkins University. Prior positions include associate professor and associate chair, Department of Mental Health of The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research, focused on the development of aggressive behavior and school-based prevention, includes bullying and school climate; development of aggressive and problem behaviors; effects on children of exposure to violence, peer victimization, and environmental stress; and design, evaluation, and implementation of evidence-based prevention programs in schools. She collaborates on randomized trials of school-based prevention programs, including Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and social-emotional learning curricula. Her expertise includes implementation science, coaching models, and cultural proficiency. She works with the state of Maryland and several school districts on development and implementation of programs and policies to prevent bullying and school violence while fostering safe and supportive learning environments. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Research on Adolescence, editor of Prevention Science, and a co-editor of Handbook of School Mental Health. She holds a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Cornell University and a M.Ed. in counseling and guidance from the University of Georgia.
Daniel Flannery is director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU’s) Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. He is the Dr. Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Professor at CWRU’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences; adjunct associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, and in psychiatry at CWRU; and adjunct professor, University of Notre Dame Masters in Education Program. He was founding director of the Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence at Kent State University, where he also was a professor in both the Department of Justice Studies and the College of Public Health. His published work covers areas such as school violence, violence and mental health, and violent behavior and aggression. His most recent book chronicles his work in the U.S. Marshal Services’ Fugitive Safe Surrender Program. He is a member of the Research and Training Committee, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences; a permanent review board member for the U.S. Department of Education, Institute for Education Science, Social and Behavior Sciences; and a past member and chair of the Board of Directors for the Sisters of Charity Foundation and the Saint Ann Foundation of Cleveland. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical-child psychology from The Ohio State University.
Sandra Graham is a professor in the Human Development and Psychology Division, Department of Education, at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and holds the University of California Presidential Chair in Education and Diversity. Her research includes the study of academic motivation and social development in children of color, particularly experiences of peer victimization in school contexts that vary in racial/ethnic diversity. She has published in developmental, social, and educational psychology journals and has received many awards, including in 2011 the Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award from the Society for Research on Child Development and the 2014 E. L. Thorndike Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Educational Psychology, Division 15, of the American Psychological Association. She received her M.A. in history from Columbia University and her Ph.D. in education from UCLA.
Mark L. Hatzenbuehler is associate professor of sociomedical sciences and codirector of the Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Yale University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University, where he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar. His research includes the social determinants of sexual orientation health disparities; the health consequences of structural
forms of stigma, including social policies; and the identification of biopsy-chosocial mechanisms linking stigma to adverse health outcomes among members of socially disadvantaged groups. He has published 86 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He received the 2015 Louise Kidder Early Career Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and the 2016 Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest from the American Psychological Association. His work has been cited in several amicus curiae briefs for court cases on status-based discrimination, and he served on an expert panel on bullying at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is currently funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study social determinants of substance use and other health outcomes among sexual minority youth.
Matthew Masiello has led or collaborated on clinical and public health teams in the support, development, and implementation of evidence-based, clinical/health promotion initiatives, including school-based bullying prevention initiatives, in the United States and internationally. He has taught courses for physician’s assistants on the public health role and graduate courses on delivering heath care using a systems approach. His team of public health and educational professionals at the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Windber, PA, where he is director, is completing a 6-year initiative in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating U.S. evidence-based bullying prevention. He is co-editor of The Public Health Approach to Bullying Prevention. In 2012 he received the Pennsylvania Public Health Association Keystone Award for Distinguished Service in Public Health. He consults to to school systems, colleges, universities, health systems, and clinical sites on developing undergraduate public health curriculum, becoming a health-promoting hospital, and developing medical home activities within pediatric practices. He was recently appointed Chief Medical Officer at the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. He has served as a U.S. Network Coordinator and Governance Board member for the International Health Promoting Hospital Network. He holds a M.D. from the University of Guadalajara and a M.P.H. from George Washington University.
Megan A. Moreno is a member of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital and an associate professor of pediatrics and adjunct associate professor of health services at the University of Washington. Her research, which focuses on the intersection of adolescent health and technology use, is housed at the Center for Child Health Behavior and Development, where she is principal investigator of the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team. With her team, she conducts research on educating adolescents and families toward safe Internet use and on
developing tools to assess Internet use, to define problematic Internet use, and to both create and interpret messages within social media that promote healthy behaviors. She received her M.D. degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and completed a residency in pediatrics and a M.Ed. in education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a fellow in adolescent medicine at the University of Washington, where she also completed a M.P.H.
Regina Sullivan is a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine and a developmental behavioral neurobiologist in the Emotional Brain Institute at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research. Her research interests include the neurobiology of infant attachment to the caregiver and the developmental neurobiology of fear, including how the young brain processes trauma and fear differently than the adult brain and how the caregiver’s presence and behavior can alter this unique infant neural processing of trauma. She has served on numerous National Institutes of Health working groups and has organized specialized meetings on select developmental issues. She also serves as scientific advisor to the Child Mind Foundation and holds editorial and advisory positions for Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and Developmental Psychobiology. She received her Ph.D. in biopsychology from City University of New York. She completed post-doctoral training at Duke University and the University of California-Irvine.
Jonathan Todres is professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law. His research focuses on children’s rights and child well-being, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable populations. His primary research areas include trafficking and related forms of child exploitation, domestic implementation of children’s rights law, economic and social rights issues, and legal and cultural constructs of childhood. He has authored numerous publications on a range of children’s rights issues and serves as a regular advisor to nongovernmental organizations working to address violence against children, including serving as child rights advisor to End Child Prostitution and Trafficking–USA. He serves on the board of the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He received a B.A. in international development from Clark University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Tracy Vaillancourt is Canada Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health and Violence Prevention at the University of Ottawa, where she is also a full professor in the Faculty of Education (counseling program) and in the School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences. Her research examines
the links between aggression and children’s mental health functioning, with particular focus on the neurobiology of peer victimization. She is currently funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. She is a Fellow of the College of the Royal Society of Canada and a core member of the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University. She received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in human development from the University of British Columbia, her postdoctoral diploma from the University of Montreal and Laval University in developmental psychology, and postdoctoral re-specialization in applied child psychology (clinical) from McGill University.
Suzanne Le Menestrel (Study Director) is a senior program officer in the Board on Children, Youth, and Families at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Previously she was National Program Leader for Youth Development Research at 4-H National Headquarters, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), where she provided national leadership for youth development research programs, with an emphasis on building capacity for research and evaluation and bridging research and evaluation with program development and implementation. She represented USDA on the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Interagency Group and was involved in both the research and youth engagement working groups. Before that, she served as the research director in the Academy for Educational Development’s Center for Youth Development and Policy Research and was a research associate at Child Trends, a nonprofit research organization. She was a founder of the Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice and chaired its Publications Committee for 8 years. She is on the editorial board of Applied Developmental Science. She received the 2012 Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Extension Evaluation Profession award from the American Evaluation Association’s Extension Education Evaluation Topical Interest Group. She has an M.S. and Ph.D. in human development and family studies from Pennsylvania State University.
Francis K. Amankwah is a research associate in the Board on Global Health, at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Previously, he worked in the Board on Children, Youth, and Families. His research interests include population health management and international development. He has an M.P.H. and Graduate Certificate of Global Planning and International Development from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Mr. Amankwah was raised in Ghana and earned his B.S. in agricultural science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Kelsey Geiser is a research assistant with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Board on Children, Youth, and Families. She has a B.A. and M.A. in history from Stanford University, where she gained extensive research and writing experience on the historical treatment of women’s and family health issues, for which she received a grant to conduct original research in the Italian National Archives in Rome and Florence. She also wrote for the Stanford News Service and worked in the Palo Alto district office of Congresswoman Anna Eshoo.
Annalee Gonzales is a senior program assistant with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Board on Children, Youth, and Families. Previously, she was an administrative/editorial coordinator for the National Association for Bilingual Education where she assisted in planning the yearly conference and editing the bimonthly magazine and journal for the organization. She also worked at Lauinger Library at Georgetown University. She has a B.A. in communication arts from Trinity University.
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