Distinguished Speaker Series
May 23, 2019 Time: 1-2:15pm Location: 55 Park Place, Rm. 838
“How Bias Effects Police Use of Force: A Summary of Evidence and Implications to Date”
The Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence will host Dr. Lois James, an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at Washington State University as our summer speaker for 2019.
Dr. James has a BA in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin, and received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from WSU in 2011. Dr. James is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing and a core faculty member in the Sleep and Performance Research Center (SPRC) and the founding director of Counter Bias Training Simulation (CBTsim), scenario-based training intended to reveal and overcome biases in critical decision making. Dr. James’ research focuses on the relationship between sleep, health, and performance in elite populations such as nurses, combat medics, military personnel, police officers, and top tier athletes. Dr. James also conducts simulated research on the impact of bias on critical decision making. Her research on the impact of bias on police use of force has significantly advanced the field, in particular what is known about how suspect race influences police officers during deadly encounters. These findings have been extensively covered in the mainstream media, including in National Geographic, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.
“Victimization among Latinos: Understanding Culture, Outcomes, and Help-Seeking”
The Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence will host Dr. Carlos A. Cuevas, an associate professor and co-director of the Violence and Justice Research Laboratory at Northeastern University as our first speaker of 2019.
Carlos A. Cuevas, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Violence and Justice Research Laboratory at Northeastern University in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from CSPP at Alliant International University. Dr. Cuevas’s research interests are in the area of victimization and trauma, sexual violence and sexual offending, family violence, and the overlap between victimization and delinquency. Specifically, he focuses on victimization among Latinos and how it relates to psychological distress and service utilization, as well as the role cultural factors play on victimization. In addition, he studies the impact of psychological factors on the revictimization of children and how it helps explain the connection between victimization and delinquency. His most recent National Institute of Justice-funded research will examine the scope and impact of bias and hate crime against Latinos. Other NIJ-funded collaborations include the development of instruments to evaluate bias victimization among youth and teen dating aggression. Professor Cuevas continues to engage in clinical work, providing assessment and treatment to victims of abuse and trauma as well as sex offenders.
Winter 2018 Featured Speaker
December 6, 2018 Time: 12-1:15pm Room: Urban Life 201
“Trauma Trails – the Effects of Exposure to Violence through our Bodies and our Communities”
The Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence will host Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell, a professor and Anna D. Wolf Chair in the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing as our winter speaker for 2018.
Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN is the Anna D. Wolf Chair and a Professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and was an IOM/AAN Scholar in Residence at the National Academy of Medicine/NAM) where she participated in the RWJF Health Policy Fellows’ DC policy training. Her 14 major federally funded collaborative research investigations (NIH, NIJ, DoD, DOJ, OVW, CDC) have included studies of domestic violence homicide and improving the criminal justice and health care response to intimate partner violence (IPV) as well as the multiple health outcomes of experiencing of violence. Elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2000, she was the founding co-chair of the NAM Forum on the Prevention of Global Violence and is on the Board of Directors of Futures Without Violence, served on the boards of five Domestic Violence shelters and is currently a member of the Baltimore DV Fatality Review Committee. Dr. Campbell has published more than 250 articles and seven books and has extensive policy related service including testimony at congressional briefings and before the Senate, as well as policy and research agenda setting meetings with NIH, CDC, SAMHSA, DHHS Office on Women’s Health, the Department of Justice (OVW), the Department of Defense, the World Bank, WHO, and the American Academy of Nursing. As well as WHO and the World Bank, her global experience includes consultation on gender based violence and women’s health and training for junior scholars in Tanzania, South Africa, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Lebanon, Egypt and Zambia.
Fall 2018 Featured Speaker
October 18, 2018 Time: 12:00-1:00pm Room: 1199 Urban Life
“Social Norms Approaches to Sexual Assault Prevention”
The Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence will host Dr. Lindsay Orchowski, associate professor (research) of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and staff psychologist at Rhode Island Hospital as our fall speaker for 2018.
Dr. Lindsay Orchowski completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Ohio University with specializations in Child Psychology and Applied Quantitative Psychology. She completed a Clinical Internship at Brown University. Following a fellowship funded through the National Institutes of Health at the Centers for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University. She is currently a Staff Psychologist at Rhode Island Hospital and Associate Professor (Research) within the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the Medical School and maintains a therapy practice serving primarily victims of trauma. She has published extensively on violence prevention, and is nationally recognized for her work developing violence prevention approaches for middle school, high school, college and military populations. Her research is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Defense. She is an Associate Editor for Psychology of Women Quarterly, and her book entitled “Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Resistance: Theory Research and Practice” will be published by Elsevier in 2018.
Spring 2018 Featured Speaker
February 13, 2018 11:00-12:00 p.m. Room 1199 Urban Life
“Sexual assault etiology: Survey and experimental findings”
The Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence will host Dr. Antonia Abbey, professor and area chair of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Wayne State University, who will feature as our first speaker in 2018.
Antonia Abbey, Ph.D. is a professor of Psychology at Wayne State University and a Board of Governors Distinguished Faculty Fellow. She received her doctoral degree in social psychology from Northwestern University and has a long-standing research interest in in women’s health, substance use, and reducing violence against women. She has published more than 100 empirical articles, review papers, and chapters with a focus in recent years on alcohol’s role in sexual aggression. Her research has been funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the Department of Education with total funding of approximately 5.5 million dollars. She has served on a variety of national advisory committees focused on sexual assault prevention and etiology for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute of Justice, and the Pentagon. She also has served on numerous National Institutes of Health grant proposal study sections and given keynote addresses at international and national conferences. In 2016, Dr. Abbey received the American Psychological Association Division 35 Strickland Daniel Mentoring Award. Dr. Abbey is (as of January 1) editor of the journal Psychology of Violence.
Fall 2017 Featured Speaker
October 16, 2017 1:30-2:45 p.m. Room 201 Urban Life
“The Bio-Psycho-Social-Societal Consequences of Childhood Abuse.”
The Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence will host Dr. Jennie G. Noll, professor of Human Development and Family Studies and the director of the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network (Network) at Penn State University, who will feature as our first speaker in our Distinguished Speaker Series.
Dr. Noll received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and Statistical Methodology from the University of Southern California in 1995. Her primary research foci are the bio-psycho-social consequences of childhood sexual abuse, pathways to teen pregnancy and high-risk sexual behaviors for abused and neglected youth, the long-term adverse health outcomes for victims of sexual abuse, midlife reversibility of neurocognitive deficits in stress-exposed populations, and the propensity for abused and neglected teens to engage in high-risk internet and social media behaviors. Her leadership at the Network centers on mentoring the cofounded faculty within 5 colleges, collaborating with local and state leaders, and advancing knowledge, treatment, education and policy aimed at combating child maltreatment and abuse.