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Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence

Lee Bone, MPH, RNlee bone
Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
624 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (410) 955-6887
Fax: (410) 955-0470
Email:
lbone@jhsph.edu

Ms. Bone’s research has focused on health promotion in underserved urban African-American populations using community-based participatory approaches in randomized clinical trials testing the efficacy and program effectiveness of interventions using nurse supervised indigenous community health workers. These studies include cardiovascular disease, and CVD risk factors, diabetes and most recently cancer detection and control. Ms. Bone also serves as an associate editor for the new journal, “Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action.” As part of her efforts to link the two distinctly separate sections of city – East and West Baltimore she has helped initiate a Baltimore Schweitzer Fellows Program.


Catherine Bradshaw, PhDcatherine bradshaw
Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
624 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (410) 502-2587
Fax: (410) 955-9088
Email:
cbradsha@jhsph.edu

Dr. Bradshaw’s research interests includes etiology, development and prevention of aggressive and antisocial behavior; developmental trajectories of aggressive and problem behaviors; effects of exposure to violence and environmental stress on children and families; design and evaluation of school- and community-based prevention and intervention programs for children; and school-based mental health services.


Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAANJ Campbell
Anna D. Wolf Endowed Professor
Associate Dean for the PhD Program and Research
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
525 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone: (410) 955-2778
Fax: (410) 614-8285
Email: jcampbel@son.jhmi.edu

Dr. Campbell’s work focuses on advocacy, policy and research in the area of domestic violence, violence against women and intimate partner violence.


Tina L. Cheng, MD, MPH cheng
Chief, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
200 N. Wolfe Street, Room 2055
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-614-3862
Fax: 410-502-5440
Email:
tcheng2@jhmi.edu

Dr. Cheng’s research focuses on: understanding child, parent, provider and community perspectives on injury and violence, health services, and prevention strategies; integrative models of health service delivery to address health disparities; approaches to injury and violence prevention in the emergency department and the community. Her goal has been to integrate research, teaching and clinical work through community-oriented, applied research, teaching that seeks to mentor a diverse community of health professionals and researchers, and clinical and advocacy activities that link research findings to practice and policy.


Deborah Furr-Holden, PhDD Furr Holden
Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health
Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Center for the prevention of Youth Violence
Director, (DIVE) Studies Laboratory
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
624 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 410.955.3896
Fax: 410.955.9088
Email:
dholden@jhsph.edu

Dr. Furr-Holden is an epidemiologist with expertise in drug and alcohol dependence epidemiology, psychiatric epidemiology and prevention science. Dr. Furr-Holden's areas of research include issues related to highway traffic and safety, including measurement of alcohol use disorders on the roadside as well as field testing innovative data collection techniques that include multimodal assessments involving simultaneous collection of biological specimens and survey data. While broad in scope, Dr. Furr-Holden’s research foci are grounded in the rubrics of epidemiology and psychometrics. She initiated the Drug Investigations, Violence and Environmental Studies Laboratory (The DIVE Studies Lab).


Andrea Gielen, ScD, ScMA Gielen
Professor and Director, Center for Injury Research and Policy
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
624 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 410-955-2397
Fax: 410-614-2797
Email:
agielen@jhsph.edu

Dr. Gielen’s research interests are in the development and evaluation of community and clinic-based programs that address health behavior problems affecting women and children, primarily among low-income families in urban areas. The application of behavioral sciences to childhood injury control and domestic violence prevention programs, and the relationship between violence and HIV risk are areas of special focus.


Philip Leaf, PhDp leaf
Professor, Department of Mental Health
Director, Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
624 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 410-955-3962
Fax: 410-955-9088
Email:
pleaf@jhsph.edu

Dr. Leaf is the director of the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence and the senior associate director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute. Dr. Leaf also is a professor in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Mental Health with joint appointments in the Department of Mental Hygiene, the Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavior, and the School of Education. Dr. Leaf’s research involves epidemiologic studies of mental illness and substance abuse and the effectiveness of universal and targeted school-based programs.


Tamar Mendelson, PhDmendelson
Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
624 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 410.502.6219
Fax: 410.955.9088
Email:
tmendels@jhsph.edu

Dr. Mendelson’s research interests include vulnerability to depression and the development of depression prevention and intervention strategies, with a focus on females and underserved populations. More specifically, Dr. Mendelson is interested in identifying the mechanisms that underlie gender, class and racial/ethnic disparities in depression. Her work aims to define more clearly the pathways by which social status factors shape mental health outcomes via psychological and physiological responses.


Adam J. Milam, PhD, MHSMilam
Faculty Associate
Department of Mental Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
415 N. Washington St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: 410-963-6555
Fax: 410-955-9088
 
Dr. Milam’s research focuses on environmental strategies to prevent violence, alcohol, and other drug exposure among adolescents. His early career research focused on the relationship between alcohol outlet density and behavioral outcomes among young and emerging adults. The goal of Dr. Milam’s work is to develop cost-effective legislation and policies that prevent and reduce substance misuse and violence among young and emerging adults.

Freya Sonenstein, MDsonenstein
Professor, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 443-287-3007
Email:
fsonenst@jhsph.edu

Dr. Sonenstein's primary interests include sexual and reproductive health with special emphases on adolescents and males. She is currently conducting a review of research funded under the Title X Family Planning Service Delivery Improvement Program, an assessment of programs that involve males in preventing teen pregnancy, and an analysis of how young men establish stable romantic relationships. Dr. Sonenstein has designed and conducted several major studies related to men's fertility. She directs National Survey of Adolescent Males funded by the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development to study sexual behavior and reproductive health among a national sample of young men ages 15 to 19. Dr. Sonenstein currently serves on the National Scientific Advisory Committee for the National Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Redesign of the Young Adult 2000 Survey (NLSY), and the Advisory Panel for the National Evaluation of Federal Abstinence Efforts. Previously, she was the director of the Population Research Center at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.


 

Elizabeth Stuart, PhDElizabeth Stuart
Associate Professor
Department of Mental Health &
Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
624 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 410.502.6222
Fax: 410.955.9088
Email:
estuart@jhsph.edu

Trained as a statistician, Dr. Stewart’s primary research interests are in the development and use of methodology to better design and analyze the effects of public health and educational interventions, either through the use of randomized experiments or well-designed non-experimental studies. Dr. Stewart aims to bridge statistical advances and research practice, working with mental health and educational researchers to identify and solve methodological challenges, particularly in the area of prevention research. In addition, Dr. Stewart’s particular methodological interests are in the areas of matching methods for observational studies (such as propensity scores), missing data methods, and Bayesian techniques. She had been involved in large-scale randomized experiments such as the national evaluation of Upward Bound, and also worked on a variety of non-experimental studies, including the evaluation of schoolwide prevention programs and an evaluation of the effects of implementing value-added assessment techniques in Pennsylvania schools.

Daniel Webster, ScD, MPHwebster
Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
624 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 410-955-0440
Fax: 410-614-9055
Email:
dwebster@jhsph.edu

Dr. Webster is the co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research and�Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is also a core faculty member of both the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. Prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Webster was the Director of Violence Research at Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center and Research Associate at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Webster has published articles on intimate partner violence, adolescent violence prevention, youth gun acquisition and carrying, firearm injury epidemiology and prevention, and firearm policy. He has studied the effects of a variety of violence prevention interventions including state firearm policies, public education and advocacy campaigns, and school-based curricula. Dr. Webster teaches "Understanding and Preventing Violence" and directs the Injury Control Certificate Program at Johns Hopkins.