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Rebecca L. Fix, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliations

Contact Information

415 N. Washington Street
Room 519
Baltimore, Maryland 21231


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PhD, Auburn University, 2017
MS, West Virginia University, 2011


My research has two primary foci: 1) the prevention of violent and sexual offending and 2) discrimination and bias in the juvenile justice system. My training background is in clinical child psychology with a forensic focus.

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Intern Research Award 2017

C.V. Lair Memorial Award In honor of outstanding advocacy and service 2016

Auburn University Department of Psychology Senior Researcher Award 2016

Auburn University Graduate Student Teacher of the Year Award 2016

Auburn University CLA Civic and Community Engagement Grant 2015

American Psychological Association Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs Grant 2014

  • discrimination
  • disparities
  • race/ethnicity
  • juvenile justice
  • sexual offending
  • violent offending

Representative publications

  • Fix, R. L., Falligant, J.M., Alexander, A. A., Fix, S. T., & Burkhart, B. R. (Forthcoming). Race and victim age matter: Sexual behaviors and experiences among confined African American and European American youth with sexual and non-sexual offenses. Accepted into Sexual Abuse.
  • Fix, R. L., Fix, S. T., Totura, C., & Burkhart, B. R. (2017). Disproportionate minority contact among juveniles with adjudicated sexual, violent, and general offenses: The importance of home, school, and community contexts. Crime and Delinquency, 63(2), 189-209.. doi: 10.1177/0011128715626162
  • Fix, R. L., Cyperski, M. A., & Burkhart, B. R. (2017). Disproportionate minority contact: comparisons across juveniles adjudicated for sexual and non-sexual offenses. Sexual Abuse, 29(3), 291-308. doi: 10.1177/1079063215601436
  • Fix, R. L., & Burkhart, B. R. (2015). The relationship between community and family factors on African American adolescent delinquent and violent behaviors: A critical review. Race and Justice, 5(4), 378-404. doi: 10.1177/2153368715583134
  • Fix, R. L., & Fix, S. T. (2013). The effects of mindfulness-based treatments for aggression: A critical review. Aggressive Behavior, 18, 219-227. doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2012.11.009