Karen BakerIn April 2016, we welcomed Ms. Karen Baker to our Scientific Advisory Board, a group comprised of experts in the field of sexual abuse prevention that helps lead the direction of research at the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse. Ms. Baker currently serves as director at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. She is also a member of the board and co-chair of the Prevention Committee for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and is past president of the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation.  

Ms. Baker has many years of experience working in the field of sexual violence and abuse prevention. As director of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, she provides leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence, shares research findings and collaborates with partner organizations. In this role, she is committed to ensuring that all people are treated with respect and dignity and have access to excellent resources. Ms. Baker regularly collaborates with social justice advocates, funders, researchers, media, policymakers and corporate leaders to strategically focus on changing the conditions that foster sexual violence­ a – problem she believes is entirely preventable. 

“I’m delighted to join the Moore Center’s Scientific Advisory Board and look forward to helping guide research and identify opportunities for collaborating with prevention-minded organizations and individuals to further the Center's work on child sexual abuse prevention,” says Ms. Baker.

She will be joining our eight-member Scientific Advisory Board, who not only directs research, but also identifies knowledge gags and prioritizes areas where Center resources can achieve the greatest public impact. We are thrilled to have her join our team. Read more about our board members here.