Our team is representative of more than 15 different disciplines and areas of expertise, as well as a mix of senior and junior researchers. Affiliated faculty include researchers at Saint Louis University, University of Missouri, Columbia and St. Louis campuses, Washington University as well as universities in Illinois, New York and South Korea.
The CVIP faculty participate in the overall Scientific Advisory Team that provides guidance on direction.
|Melissa Jonson-Reid, PhD|
|Center Director; Professor, Brown School|
Founding and current director of CVIP
Dr. Jonson-Reid studies prevention of and outcomes associated with child abuse and neglect. Particular interests include innovative means of enhancing the outcomes of existing home visitation efforts, the influence of services and policy change on longer term outcomes for children with histories of abuse or neglect.
John Constantino, MD
Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Director, William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Founding co-director of the CVIP and current PI of the Washington University Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center. His areas of research and teaching interests include the influence of genetic and environmental influences on autism and childhood social development; the prevention of antisocial behavior; attachment and the prevention of child maltreatment.
Brett Drake, PhD
Professor of Social Work, Brown School
Faculty leader for the CVIP certificate program, he is a nationally recognized expert on child maltreatment reporting and policy, the intersection of poverty and maltreatment and administrative data research methods.
F. David Schneider, M.D., MSPH
Chair of the Department of Family Medicine,
Chair and Professor & Program Director, Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), Saint Louis University
Founder of the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse (formerly the AMA's National Advisory Council on Violence and Abuse) and the Academy on Violence and Abuse. His research interests include the adverse health effects of violence and victimization, substance abuse, chronic pain management, women's health and medical education. He teaches about family violence, substance abuse and women's health.