Building Careers for Research in Child Maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence: Early Career Scholar Interdisciplinary Training Program
Child maltreatment (CM) and intimate partner violence (IPV) are serious social and public health problems that have high prevalence rates and equally high needs for interdisciplinary research. This grant funds a program for 15 doctoral-level scholars from disciplines without traditional access to CM and IPV research training such as economics, neuroscience, genetics, clinical medicine, and public policy. Program participants are selected from across the country and are provided mentoring, training, and critiques from prominent CM and IPV researchers and experts over an intensive three-day seminar. The aim of the project is to support and assist participants as they develop competitive research proposals that integrate their fields of expertise and the prevention and/or response to CM and IPV. The project is executed through a collaboration of CDC funded injury and violence prevention center scholars at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus in collaboration with the Colorado ICRC, Washington University and the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research.

Melissa Jonson-Reid
Carol Runyan

National Institute of Health (NIH)