Dr. Kernsmith is a Professor and PhD Program Director in the School of Social Work at Wayne State University. Prior to beginning doctoral studies, she worked in domestic violence and sexual assault victim services agencies in crisis intervention, legal advocacy, and community outreach and education. Her current research focuses on the etiology and prevention of violence among youth, with particular focus on the gendered context of perpetration of violence. Her research also includes policy approaches for the prevention and treatment of violent perpetration.
Lindsay M. Orchowski, PhD
Dr. Orchowski is Associate Professor (Research) within the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is a Staff Psychologist for Lifespan Physicians Group at Rhode Island Hospital, and the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the Medical School. Her research focuses on the design and evaluation of sexual assault prevention approaches.
Dennis Reidy, PhD
Dr. Reidy is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. His research focuses on informing, developing, and evaluating innovative interventions to prevent violence and associated delinquency outcomes (e.g., substance use, risky sexual behavior, mental health, etc.) and promote health and well-being. He is particularly interested in investigating cross-cutting risk and protective factors to inform the development of prevention strategies that will impact multiple health outcomes.
Jeff R. Temple, PhD
Dr. Temple is the Founding Director of the Center for Violence Prevention at UTMB, which aims to reduce the burden of violence by increasing the number of researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, and community agencies who deliver, attend to, and support the development and implementation of evidence-based violence prevention, intervention, and policy. Dr. Temple’s work has been funded through the National Institute of Justice, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and several regional and national foundations. He has over 135 peer-reviewed publications in a variety of high-impact journals including Pediatrics, JAMA, JAMA Pediatrics, and the American Journal of Public Health; and recently co-edited a book on adolescent dating violence. His research, primarily focusing on adolescent and young adult relationships, has been featured on CNN, New York Times, BBC, the Washington Post, and The Onion. He’s most proud of the latter.