In her role, Dr. Rebecca Fix will be conducting research on child sexual abuse prevention, specifically around juvenile registration, and studying the discrepancies that exist in the juvenile justice system that adversely affect at-risk racial/ethnic minority populations. Before joining the Moore Center, Rebecca was a clinical psychology resident at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
“I joined the Moore Center so I could have the opportunity to conduct more extensive research that will hopefully inform policies that concern children with problem sexual behaviors and evaluate intervention programs designed to prevent child sexual and physical abuse,” says Rebecca.
Rebecca, who hails from Milwaukee, earned a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a master’s in clinical psychology from West Virginia University and a PhD in clinical psychology from Auburn University.
Rebecca likes to recharge by hiking, dancing, running, playing video games, playing board games (e.g., Carcassonne and Agricola) and painting. Her reading recommendations include The Perversion of Youth by Frank C. Dicataldo and The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.