Faculty



Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Tamika Bryant
Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children
Injury Focus: child abuse
tamika.bryant@choa.org
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Jordan Greenbaum
Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children
Injury Focus: child maltreatment
jordan.greenbaum@choa.org
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Stephen Messner
Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children
Injury Focus: child abuse
stephen.messner@choa.org
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Clark Atlanta University

Margaret Spriggs
Department of Social Work
Injury Focus: spirituality and health beliefs within intergenerational families, aging
mspriggs@cau.edu
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Clayton State University

Deborah Deckner
College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology
deborahdeckner@mail.clayton.edu

J. Celeste Walley-Jean
Department of Psychology
Injury Focus: women's use and experience of violence
jeanettewalley-jean@mail.clayton.edu
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Emory University

Ira Adams-Chapman
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Ira_adams-chapman@oz.ped.emory.edu

Maneesha Agarwal
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Injury Focus: poisoning prevention
maneesha.agarwal@emory.edu
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Robert Agnew
Department of Sociology
Injury Focus: causes of crime and delinquency
bagnew@emory.edu
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Angela Amar
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Injury Focus: violence, mental health, trauma, forensics nursing
angela.amar@emory.edu
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Peter Ash
School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Injury Focus: adolescent culpability, adolescent violence in-jail, mental health
peter.ash@emory.edu
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Elizabeth Bounds
Candler School of Theology
Injury Focus: Religion and violence, moral injury
ebounds@emory.edu
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David Burke
School of Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation
Injury Focus: traumatic brain injury, muscoskeletal and sports medicine
dburke2@emory.edu
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Jada Bussey-Jones
School of Medicine
Injury Focus: health disparities and minority health care
jcbusse@emory.edu

John Carter
School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
Injury Focus: child maltreatment, violence and unintentional
jcarter@sph.emory.edu
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Melissa Carter
School of Law
Injury Focus: child maltreatment and youth and family violence
melissa.d.carter@emory.edu
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Carolyn Clevenger
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Injury Focus: elderly dementia, access of acute care in the emergency department
ccleven@emory.edu
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Kia Colbert MPH, CHES
Sr. Research Project Coordinator
kia.leslieann.colbert@emory.edu
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Christopher Dente
School of Medicine, Department of Surgery
Injury Focus: acute general surgery and trauma
cdente@emory.edu
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Ralph DiClemente
School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Injury Focus: PTSD, IPV, emergency departments
rdiclem@sph.emory.edu
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Kristin Dunkle
School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Injury Focus: gender-based violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, homophobic violence, sexual health, HIV/AIDS poverty, LGBTQ populations
kdunkle@emory.edu
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Tamara Espinoza
School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
tamara.espinoza@emory.edu

Joyce Essien
School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
jessien@emory.edu

Nancy Fajman
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Injury Focus: child physical and sexual abuse
nancy.fajman@oz.ped.emory.edu
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Henry Falk
School of Public Health, Environmental Health; Former CDC Coordinating Center Director
Injury Focus: international, burns, unintentional, motor vehicle, child maltreatment, disaster
hfalk2@emory.edu
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Martha Fineman
Emory School of Law
Injury Focus: legal regulation of family and intimacy, legal implications of universal vulnerability
mlfinem@emory.edu

Julie Gazmararian
School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
Injury Focus: underserved populations, reproductive health and health literacy
jagazma@sph.emory.edu
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Robert Geller
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics (Poison Control Center)
rgeller@emory.edu
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Maura George
General Medicine
Injury Focus: under-served population
maura.george@emory.edu
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Ron Goetzel
School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management
ron.goetzel@emory.edu

Philip Graitcer
School of Public Health, Department of Global Health
Injury Focus: helmets, unintentional, international
pgraitc@mac.com
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Michael Haber
School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Injury Focus: biostatistics
mhaber@emory.edu
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Madeleine Hackney
School of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics
Injury Focus: falls prevention in older adults and those with Parkinson Disease
mehackn@emory.edu
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Shannon Hamrick
Department of Pediatrics
Injury Focus: brain injury in high-risk neonatal populations
shannon_hamrick@oz.ped.emory.edu
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Abigail Hankin
School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Injury Focus: youth violence prevention, IPV, unintentional injuries
ahankin@emory.edu
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Kate Heilpern
School of Medicine, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
kheilpe@emory.edu
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Sheryl Heron MD, MPH, FACEP
Associate Director of Education & Training
Injury Focus: partner violence, diversity and disparity in health care, physician wellness and medical education
sheron@emory.edu
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Vicki Stover Hertzberg
School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics
Injury Focus: biostatistics, network science, social network analysis, emergency medicine
vhertzb@sph.emory.edu
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Jeremy Hess
School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Injury Focus: weather-related injuries
jhess@emory.edu
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Fang Hua
School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Injury Focus: neuroprotection in stroke and traumatic brain injury
fhua2@emory.edu
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Ameeta Kalohke
School of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Injury Focus: health effects of intimate partner violence, measurement and prevention of domestic violence in India
akalokh@emory.edu
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Nadine Kaslow
School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Injury Focus: African-American women, suicide, overdose, family violence
nkaslow@emory.edu
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Ziad Kazzi
School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Injury Focus: radiation injuries, international toxicology, emergency preparedness
zkazzi@emory.edu
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Ursula Ann Kelly
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Injury Focus: female veterans, PTSD, military sexual trauma, intimate partner violence
ukelly@emory.edu
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Christine Keyes
School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
cekeyes@sph.emory.edu
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Patrick Kilgo
School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics
Injury Focus: trauma severity
pkilgo@sph.emory.edu
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Wendy King
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Injury Focus: child abuse interventions
wking@emory.edu
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Carol Koplan
School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Injury Focus: mental health, suicide, adverse childhood experiences
ckopla2@sph.emory.edu
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Delia Lang
School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Injury Focus: IPV and STI/HIV transmission
dlang2@sph.emory.edu
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Scott Lilienfeld
Laney Graduate School, Department of Psychology
Injury Focus: psychopathic personality, risk factors for aggression and violence, psychiatric classification and diagnosis
slilien@emory.edu
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Ricardo Martinez
School of Medicine
ricardo.martinez@northhighland.com

Anitha Mathew
School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
anitha.elizabeth.mathew@emory.edu

Terri McFadden
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Injury Focus: childhood injury prevention, preschool literacy promotion
tmcfadd@emory.edu
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Kathy Miner
School of Public Health, Associate Dean
Injury Focus: community-based intervention, bioterrorism and disaster preparedness
kminer@emory.edu
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Thomas Moore
School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics
Tmoor01@emory.edu

Brent Morgan
School of Medicine, Poison Control Center Director
Injury Focus: toxicology
bmorg02@emory.edu
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Sharon Nieb
Associate Program Director
sharon.lynn.nieb@emory.edu

Karla Oeler
Department of Film and Media Studies
Injury Focus: classical and contemporary film theory and aesthetics, masculinity and violence, Soviet cinema
koeler@emory.edu
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Lydia Ogden
Institute for Advanced Policy Solutions
logden@emory.edu
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Yuri Okuizumi-Wu
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
yokuizu@emory.edu

Tom Price
Chief of Medicine, Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital
Injury Focus: elder abuse
tprice2@emory.edu
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Kerry Ressler
School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Injury Focus: psychological trauma, PTSD, depression
kressle@emory.edu
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Michael Rich
Emory College, Department of Political Science
Injury Focus: community development, crime, housing and homelessness, economic development
mrich@emory.edu
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Barbara Rothbaum
School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Injury Focus: PTSD, trauma
brothba@emory.edu
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Iqbal Sayeed
School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Injury Focus: stroke
isayeed@emory.edu
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Pamela Scully
Emory College, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African Studies
Injury Focus: sexual violence, international contexts, cross cultural context
pamela.scully@emory.edu
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Philip Shayne
School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Injury Focus: physician education
pshayne@emory.edu
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Hal Simon
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Injury Focus: childhood injury prevention
hal.simon@oz.ped.emory.edu
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Iris Smith
School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Injury Focus: substance abuse treatment and prevention, prenatal drug exposure, program evaluation
ismith@emory.edu
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L. Shakiyla Smith MPH
Administrative Director
lrsmit3@emory.edu
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Natasha Southworth MPH, CHES
Program Associate, Sr.
nobolen@emory.edu
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Kyle Steenland
School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health
Injury Focus: SES and race in relation to injuries
nsteenl@sph.emory.edu
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Donald Stein
School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Injury Focus: progesterone treatment, traumatic brain injury
dstei04@emory.edu
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Robert Stephenson
School of Public Health, Department of Global Health
Injury Focus: IPV, MSM, discrimination and structural violence
rbsteph@sph.emory.edu
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Claire Sterk
Office of the Provost
csterk@emory.edu
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Nancy Thompson
School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Injury Focus: Behavioral aspects of unintentional injury prevention, and interpersonal violence
nthomps@sph.emory.edu
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Melissa White
School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Injury Focus: IPV, prehospital and disaster medicine
mhwhite@emory.edu
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Bryan L. Williams
School of Nursing
Injury Focus: etiology of mild traumatic brain injuries among school–aged athletes
bryan.williams@emory.edu
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Michael Windle
School of Public Health, Chair Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Injury Focus: youth violence, aggression, and substance use
mwindle@sph.emory.edu
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Gina Wingood
School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
gwingoo@sph.emory.edu
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Stella Wong
School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
stella.wong@emoryhealthcare.org

David Wright
Interim Director, Vice Chair of Research
Injury Focus: traumatic brain injury, sports concussion
david.wright@emory.edu
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Kathryn Yount
School of Public Health, Department of Global Health, Deparment of Sociology
Injury Focus: women's empowerment, IPV, gender gaps in health
kyount@sph.emory.edu
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Georgia Institute of Technology

Michele LaPlaca
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Injury Focus: traumatic brain injury, cognitive impairment, injury biomechanics, neural interfacing
michelle.laplaca@bme.gatech.edu
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Craig Zimring
Department of Architecture
Injury Focus: relationship between the physical environment and human satisfaction, health, performance, and behavior
craig.zimring@coa.gatech.edu
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Georgia State University

Elizabeth L. Beck
School of Social Work
Injury Focus: restorative justice as a strategy to address youth violence and community development
ebeck@gsu.edu

Timothy Brezina
Department of Criminal Justice
Injury Focus: youth crime and violence
critjbx@langate.gsu.edu
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Lawrence Bryant
School of Health Professions, Division of Respiratory Therapy
Injury Focus: tobacco control and elimination, HIV/AIDS prevention among vulnerable populations, cancer survivorship networks in GA
ccslob@langate.gsu.edu
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Sarah Cook
Department of Psychology
Injury Focus: rape and sexual assault, street harassment, bystander interventions, ethics in violence research, HIV and gender-based violence, international
psyslc@langate.gsu.edu
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Daniel Bernard Crimmins
Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education
Injury Focus: disability
dcrimmins@gsu.edu
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Dean Dabney
Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice
Injury Focus: homicide, street violence, organizational culture of law enforcement agencies, criminal behaviors in organizational settings
ddabney@gsu.edu
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Dajun Dai
Institute of Public Health, Partnership for Urban Health Research
Injury Focus: childhood drowning, traffic injuries, violence, built environment studies
ddai@gsu.edu
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Leah Daigle
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Injury Focus: sexual victimization
ldaigle@gsu.edu
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Anna Edwards-Gaura
Institute of Public Health, Center for Healthy Development
Injury Focus: prevention and intervention of child maltreatment
aedwards5@gsu.edu
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Rebecca Ellis
College of Education
Injury Focus: assessment of falls risk among older adults
rellis@gsu.edu

Jim Emshoff
College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology
Injury Focus: violence prevention, implementation, translational research
jemshoff@gsu.edu
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Vijay Ganji
School of Nursing
vganji@gsu.edu
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Emily Graybill
School of Public Health
egraybill1@gsu.edu

Chris Henrich
College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology
Injury Focus: violence exposure, bullying, terrorism and resilience
psycch@langate.gsu.edu
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Randy Kamphaus
College of Education
Injury Focus: mental health, depression, aggression, and psychological test development
edurwk@langate.gsu.edu
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Susan Kelley
College of Health and Human Sciences
Injury Focus: child maltreatment, kinship care
skelley@gsu.edu
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Nancy Kropf
School of Social Work
Injury Focus: older adults as care providers, gerontological/geriatric education
nkropf@gsu.edu
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Ann Kruger
College of Education
Injury Focus: Prevention of sexual exploitation of children
ackruger@gsu.edu
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Shelley Linens
College of Education, Kinesiology and Health
Injury Focus: chronic ankle instability, concussions in middle and secondary school age children
slinens@gsu.edu
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Jacalyn Lund
College of Education, Department of Kinesiology and Health
Injury Focus: childhood obesity
jlund@gsu.edu
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John Lutzker
Executive Director, Center for Healthy Development
Injury Focus: child maltreatment prevention
jlutzker@gsu.edu
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Joel Meyers
Director, Center for Research on School Safety, School Climate and Classroom Management
Injury Focus: violence prevention in children and youth
cpsjjm@langate.gsu.edu
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Katherine Plitnick
School of Nursing
Injury Focus: elder abuse
nurkrp@langate.gsu.edu
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Erin Ruel
Department of Sociology
eruel@gsu.edu

Laura Salazar
Insitute of Public Health
Injury Focus: IPV; HIV/AIDS; Web-based prevention
lsalazar1@gsu.edu
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Shannon Self-Brown
College of Health and Human Sciences
Injury Focus: violence, trauma, and disaster, as well as child maltreatment
sselfbrown@gsu.edu
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Jenelle Shanley
Institute of Public Health, Center for Healthy Development
Injury Focus: child maltreatment, implementation research, evidence-based programs/practices
jshanley@gsu.edu
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Brenda Sims Blackwell
Department of Criminal Justice
Injury Focus: justice responses to domestic violence
bblackwell@gsu.edu
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Sheri Strasser
Institute of Public Health
Injury Focus: elder maltreatment
sstrasser@gsu.edu
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Monica Swahn PhD, MPH
Academic Director
Injury Focus: international, violence, victimizaiton, alcohol, unintentional
mswahn@gsu.edu
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Kevin Swartout
Department of Psychology
Injury Focus: aggression, substance use, violence and media
kswartout@gsu.edu
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Brent Teasdale
Department of Criminal Justice
Injury Focus: violence and victimization, mental illness, substance abuse prevention, quantitative methods
bteasedale@gsu.edu
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Volkan Topalli
Department of Criminal Justice
Injury Focus: criminal violence and drug markets
vtopalli@gsu.edu
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Kris Varjas
College of Education, Counseling & Psychological Services
kvarjas@gsu.edu

Scott Weaver
School of Public Health
Injury Focus: violence, alcohol/substance use/abuse and injury control
srweaver@gsu.edu
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Dan Whitaker
Director, National SafeCare Training and Research Center
Injury Focus: child maltreatment prevention, intimate partner violence, implementation research
dwhitaker@gsu.edu
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Shannon Williams
College of Education, Kinesiology and Health
Injury Focus: youth risk behaviors
swilliams62@gsu.edu

Jerry Wu
College of Education, Kinesiology and Health
Injury Focus: neuromuscular and skeletal injuries in children with and without disabilities
jwu11@gsu.edu
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Kennesaw State

Jennifer McMahon-Howard
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Injury Focus: gender and crime victimization, social and legal responses to sexual violence and exploitation
jmcmaho7@kennesaw.edu
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Rebecca Petersen
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Injury Focus: juvenile justice and delinquency, youth gangs, women and crime, intimate and family violence
rpeterse@kennesaw.edu
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Linda Treiber
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Injury Focus: medical error, occupational injury, mass marketing of prescription drugs, tobacco, alcohol, and fast foods
ltreiber@kennesaw.edu
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Morehouse School of Medicine

Hasan Crockett
Urban Studies Program
hcrockett@morehouse.edu

Omar Danner
Department of Surgery
Injury Focus: youth violence and trauma
odanner@msm.edu
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LeConte Dill
School of Medicine
ldill@msm.edu

Frank Jones
School of Medicine, Department of Surgery
fjones@msm.edu
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Shepherd Center

Michael Jones
Virginia C. Crawford Research Institute
mike_jones@shepherd.org
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Herndon Murray
Spinal Cord Injury Program
herndon_murray@shepherd.org
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Ronald Seel
Brain Injury Research
ron_seel@shepherd.org
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Ford Vox
Brain Injury Program
Injury Focus: Brain Injury
ford.vox@emory.edu
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Spelman College

Myra N. Burnett
Vice Provost
Injury Focus: IPV, risk behavior, HIV risk reducation, self and ethnic self-esteem
mburnett@spelman.edu
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Sandra Sims Patterson
Chair, Department of Psychology
Injury Focus: adolescent violence, violence prevention strategies for inner city youth
spatters@spelman.edu
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Cynthia Spence
Department of Sociology
Injury Focus: violence against women, sociology, criminology, law
cspence@spelman.edu
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University of Georgia

Thomas A. Baker, III.
Department of Kinesiology
Injury Focus: sexual violence in sports, with a particular focus on violence against children
tab3@uga.edu
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Chalandra Bryant
Department of Child and Family Development
Injury Focus: warm and hostile interactions between spouses, marital functioning, stress
cmb84@uga.edu
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Y. Joon Choi
School of Social Work
Injury Focus: domestic violence in immigrant communities
choiyj@uga.edu
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Jody Clay-Warner
Department of Sociology Department
Injury Focus: sexual victimization, violence against women, fear of crime, repeat victimization
jclayw@uga.edu
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Phaedra Corso
Associate Director of Policy
Injury Focus: unintentional injuries, falls in the elderly.
pcorso@uga.edu
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Carol Cotton
Department of Health Promotion and Behavior
Injury Focus: motorcycle and scooter rider behavior and attitudes
cpcotton@uga.edu
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Lillian Eby
Department of Psychology
Injury Focus: workforce deviant behavior, abusive supervision, bad mentoring
leby@uga.edu
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Andy Horne
College of Education and Department of Counseling Psychology
Injury Focus: school violence, school safety
ahorne@uga.edu
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Jayani Jayawardhana
Department of Health Policy and Management
Injury Focus: effects of healthcare policies and regulations on consumer and provider behavior
jayaward@uga.edu
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Orion Mowbray
School of Social Work
Injury Focus: substance abuse
omowbray@uga.edu
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Pamela Orpinas
Department of Health Promotion and Behavior
Injury Focus: adolescent development, dating and dating violence, bullying prevention
porpinas@uga.edu
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Katherine Raczynski
Office of Outreach & Engagement, College of Education
Injury Focus: violence prevention, school safety
krac@uga.edu
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Jennifer Samp
Department of Communication Studies
Injury Focus: parental maltreatment, parent child conflict, dating conflict & violence
jasamp@uga.edu
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Anne Shaffer
Department of Psychology
Injury Focus: emotional maltreatment, emotion socialization and communication
ashaffer@uga.edu
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Rheeda Walker
Department of Psychology
Injury Focus: suicide and depression in African-American adults
rlwo@uga.edu