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Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

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Meghan CollinsMeghan Collins joined the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse as an associate director of development in August 2017. Before joining the Moore Center, Meghan was the director of development for Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, a small nonprofit that focuses on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship for students K-12.

Meghan’s primary role at the Moore Center is to identify new donors and serve as an effective Center ambassador. Meghan also spends 50 percent of her time as a gift officer for the Bloomberg School of Public Health working with the development team.

“My primary interest across all fields is serving vulnerable and underserved populations. As it relates to the Moore Center, the research associated with the long-term consequences of juvenile sex offender registries is incredibly interesting and something that I was completely unaware of prior to taking this position,” says Meghan.

Meghan grew up in Harford County, Maryland and earned a bachelor’s degree from Towson University and then a master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

In her downtime, Meghan enjoys working out and playing social sports in Canton, where she's lived for several years. “I also love trying new restaurants throughout the city. I am admittedly a Netflix addict, so if there is a new show, I need to know about it and watch it ASAP!”

Meet the Moore Center team.

Luciana Assini MeytinLuciana Assini Meytin, PhD, joined the Moore Center as a research associate this summer. In her role, she collaborates in the development and implementation of research projects and assists in the dissemination of research findings.

“My research has been focused on the long-term consequences of adolescent parenthood and pathways to positive outcomes, including determinants of socioeconomic attainment among teen mothers and teen fathers in their adulthood. I am particularly interested in prevention science, life course research and gender differences in mental health outcomes,” says Meytin.

Prior to joining the Moore Center, she was a doctoral candidate and research assistant at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park.   

“I was particularly drawn to the Moore Center’s research that has shifted the study of child sexual abuse from a reactive focus to a more comprehensive approach that emphasizes the need for primary prevention programs. The idea of focusing prevention efforts on potential perpetrators was very new to me. It was surprising to learn that some individuals struggle with sexual desire for young children, yet never act on it,” says Meytin.

Meytin earned a PhD in Public Health from the University of Maryland, College Park. Before that she earned a BS and MS in Psychology from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil.

When she’s not at work, Meytin enjoys long walks with her dog and spending time with friends and family.

See the list of the Moore Center staff here.