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Rebecca L. Fix, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

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 discrimination and bias in the juvenile justice system and 2) prevention of violent and sexual offending. My training background is in clinical child psychology with a forensic focus.

Current Grants

Title: Building Our Nation’s Daughters (BOND): Improving Mother-Daughter Relationships, Mental Health, and Reducing Risk Factors (Principal Investigator)

Title: Building Our Nation’s Daughters (BOND): A Community Effort to Strengthen Relationships and Mental Health between Single Mothers and Their Daughters (Principal Investigator)

Title: Advocacy Training Curriculum Impact and Effectiveness: An Evaluation of the Bunting Neighborhood Leadership Program (Principal Investigator)

Title: Changing the Paradigm: Child Sexual Abuse as a Preventable Public Health Problem (Co-Investigator)

Honors and Awards

Embracing Leadership Program (American Psychology-Law Society) 2020

Cultural Competence Pre-Conference Workshop Award (American Psychology-Law Society) 2020

Mind & Life Fellow 2018

Outstanding Resident/Intern Research Award 2017

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

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

Representative publications

  • Fix, R. L. (2020). Justice Is Not Blind: A Preliminary Evaluation of an Implicit Bias Training for Justice Professionals. Race and Social Problems, 1-13.
  • 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
  • Leiber, M. J., & Fix, R. (2019). Reflections on the impact of race and ethnicity on juvenile court outcomes and efforts to enact change. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 44(4), 581-608.
  • 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