Dr. Tonya E. Edmond
Co-Director, CVIP
Associate Dean for Social Work & Professor
Provost Faculty Fellow

Prior to coming into academia, I practiced as a social worker for 15 years in domestic violence and rape crisis centers. As a researcher, I have sought to identify unmet service needs, effective intervention options, and facilitators and barriers to the implementation of evidence based trauma treatments in this service sector. I endeavor to produce research that practitioners can use to improve the quality of trauma informed services and more rapidly reduce the adverse consequences of trauma. I am currently the Principal Investigator of a Department of Justice funded study testing the effectiveness of a learning collaborative as an implementation strategy to enhance the use of Cognitive Processing Therapy in rape crisis centers.

Dr. Lindsay Stark

Co-Director, CVIP
Associate Dean of Global Strategy and Programs 
Professor of Public Health and Social Work 

I am a social epidemiologist focusing on the intersection of global health, gender, and child and family welfare. My research seeks to build the evidence base for effective policies and programs to protect women and children, reducing violence, abuse, and exploitation in humanitarian emergencies and development contexts around the globe. Some of my current studies include the use of a Discrete Choice Experiment to increase health service utilization for survivors of sexual violence in Uganda; an evaluation of a whole-family and gender transformative intervention to support adolescent girls in Colombia who were forcibly displaced from Venezuela; and a partnership with UNICEF to explore the intersection of public health emergencies and gender-based violence in emergencies.