Elizabeth J. Letourneau
Elizabeth J. Letourneau

Elizabeth J. Letourneau, PhD

  • Director, Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • Mental Health (Primary)

Contact Information

415 N Washington St.
Suite 531
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

P:  410-955-9913
F:  410-614-7469
E: elizabethletourneau@jhu.edu


PhD, Northern Illinois University, 1995
MA, Northern Illinois University, 1992
BA, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1988


My research interests intersect around the prevention of child sexual abuse victimization and perpetration.  More specifically, I have conducted research on the evaluation of sex offender public policy effects; development and evaluation of assessment instruments and clinical interventions addressing youth and adult sex offending behaviors; development and evaluation of interventions addressing youth sexual risk behaviors.  Additionally, I have adapted and evaluated an intervention addressing youth HIV medication adherence problems.

Honors and honors

APSAC Outstanding Research Article (2008)

Nominated for ProHumanitate Literary Award (Herbert A. Raskin Child Welfare Article Award) (2008)

Pro Humanitate Literary Award (Herbert A. Raskin Child Welfare Article Award) (2007)

APSAC Outstanding Article in Child Maltreatment (2007)

Summer Research Institute Participant (1996). National Data Archive on Child Abuse & Neglect. 

Significant Achievement Award for Graduate Student Research on Sexual Aggression, ATSA (1992)

Research Interests

  • childhood victimization, child sexual abuse, sexual offending, prevention, HIV adherence, juvenile substance abuse