Moore Center Staff
Elizabeth J. Letourneau, PhD is the director of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and a professor in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. For more than 25 years she has conducted research involving the evaluation of clinical practice and legal policy related to adult and adolescent sexual offending. Specifically, she has developed and/or evaluated assessment tools for juvenile and adult sexual interest in children and sexual recidivism risk.
Dr. Letourneau has contributed substantively to the literature on treatment of sexual offenders, including leading the largest randomized controlled trial evaluating an intervention for youth who have sexually offended. She has served as primary investigator on six studies evaluating adult and adolescent sex crime policies, findings of which have been presented internationally (e.g., to INTERPOL), nationally to U.S. Department of Justice Agencies (e.g., U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement), cited in federal and state court cases including three state supreme court cases and provided as testimony to state and federal policy makers. She has served as president for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse, the largest international member organization that focuses on the prevention of sexual abuse and sound policy and practice with people who have offended or at risk to do so.
As the inaugural director of the Moore Center, a research and policy center focused on the prevention of sexual abuse, she has turned her focus to the primary prevention of child sexual abuse. She currently heads three research studies that focus on developing primary prevention interventions targeting at-risk populations for child sexual abuse.
|Reshmi Nair, PhD, is a data manager and analyst at the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received her doctoral degree in mathematics from the University of Wyoming. At the Moore Center, Reshmi manages data for multiple research projects and identifies and conducts appropriate statistical analysis to address various research questions.|
|Stephanie Neal, MS, is a communication associate at the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received a Master of Science degree in communication management from Towson University and has experience designing and implementing strategic communication campaigns for both corporate and non-profit organizations. At the Moore Center, Stephanie manages the Center's communication function including external relations, development, outreach and website content and design.|
|Marcus Nole is a research program assistant at the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has worked at the Johns Hopkins University for eight years and has assisted with multiple research studies in the departments of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Mental Health, and Population, Family and Reproductive Health. At the Moore Center, Marcus will facilitate middle school student groups learning about responsible behaviors when interacting with younger children.|
|Amanda Ruzicka, MA, is a research associate at the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received a Master of Arts in clinical psychology from Towson University and has experience designing, implementing and managing research projects at non-profit and academic institutions. At the Moore Center, Amanda manages the Center’s research studies, events, administrative functions and aids in research project development.|
- Kenneth Feder is a doctoral student at the Department of Mental Health. For the three years before coming to Johns Hopkins, Kenneth worked as a health and education policy analyst for Connecticut Voices for Children, an independent research and advocacy organization that promotes public policies in the best interests of Connecticut's children and families. He received a BA from Wesleyan University with majors in Physics and Psychology.
- Geoff Kahn is a doctoral student at the Department of Mental Health. He received a MPH in Global Epidemiology from Emory University and has years of research experience at government and academic institutions. He recently served as the data manager at the Moore Center.
- John Thorne is a doctoral student at the Department of Mental Health. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 2014 with a BS degree in Psychology and received a MHS from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2016.