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Handbook on Bullying Prevention

A Life Course Perspective

Catherine Bradshaw, PhD, MEd, is a professor and the associate dean for research and faculty development at the Curry School of education, University of Virginia; she is also the deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)–funded Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence and codirector of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)–funded Johns Hopkins Center for Prevention and Early Intervention. She holds a doctorate in developmental psychology from Cornell University and a master’s of education in counseling and guidance from the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on issues related to bullying and school climate; the development of aggressive and problem behaviors; and the design, evaluation, and implementation of evidence-based prevention programs in schools. She has coauthored over 200 journal articles and book chapters. She has considerable experience leading federally funded randomized trials of school-based prevention programs, including Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and social-emotional learning curricula. Her research has been funded by federal grants from the NIMH, National Institute on Drug Abuse, CDC, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Education, and the Institute of Education Sciences, as well as foundation awards from the William T. Grant Foundation and Spencer Foundation. She has also consulted with the National Education Association, National Academy of Sciences, the United Nations, and the World Bank on issues related to bullying, mental health, and school-based prevention. She is a former associate editor for the Journal of Research on Adolescence, the editor of Prevention Science, and coeditor of the Handbook of School Mental Health.

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