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November 9, 2010

Catherine Bradshaw Recognized with Presidential Early-Career Scientist Award

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Catherine Bradshaw, PhD, a developmental psychologist and youth violence prevention researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, was one of 85 scientists to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The recipients were announced by the White House on November 5.

Bradshaw is associate professor in the Bloomberg School’s Department of Mental Health, associate director of the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Prevention and Early Intervention where she collaborates on research projects examining bullying and school climate. Her research focuses on the development of aggressive and problem behaviors; effects of exposure to violence, peer victimization, and environmental stress on children; and the design, evaluation, and implementation of evidence-based prevention programs in schools.  Bradshaw also works with the Maryland State Department of Education and several school districts to support the development and implementation of programs and policies to prevent bullying and school violence, and to foster safe and supportive learning environments.

"Science and technology have long been at the core of America’s economic strength and global leadership," said President Obama. "I am confident that these individuals, who have shown such tremendous promise so early in their careers, will go on to make breakthroughs and discoveries that will continue to move our nation forward in the years ahead.”

Awardees are selected for innovative research and community service through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach. The winners receive research grants to further their studies in support of critical government missions.

Contact for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Tim Parsons at 410-955-7619 or tmparson@jhsph.edu.