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Kenneth A. Dodge, William McDougall Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience and Director of Graduate Studies of the Public Policy PhD Program and Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center and  

Office Location: 222 Rubenstein Hall, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 613-9303
Email Address: dodge@duke.edu
Web Page: https://sanford.duke.edu/file/1944/download?token=IHL07RIr

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Policy
    • Child Abuse and Neglect
    • Violence

Education:
Ph.D., Duke University, 1978
B.A., Northwestern University, 1975

Research Categories: Youth Violence and Child Abuse

Research Description: Research: Development and prevention of chronic violence in children and adolescents; violence prevention policy

Teaching (Spring 2016):

  • Pubpol 907.01, Phd student graduate seminar Synopsis
    Sanford 03, F 10:20 AM-12:00 PM

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. National Research Council, Dodge, K.A. Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach. Edited by Committee on Assessing Juvenile Justice Reform, R. J. Bonnie, R. L. Johnson, B. M. Chemers, & J. A. Schuck. The National Academies Press, 2013.
  2. LJ Berlin, KA Dodge and JS Reznick. "Examining Pregnant Women's Hostile Attributions About Infants as a Predictor of Offspring Maltreatment." JAMA PEDIATRICS 167.6 (June, 2013): 549-553. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  3. KL Bierman, J Coie, K Dodge, M Greenberg, J Lochman, R Mcmohan, E Pinderhughes, JD Coie, KA Dodge, MT Greenberg, JE Lochman and RJ McMahon. "School Outcomes of Aggressive-Disruptive Children: Prediction From Kindergarten Risk Factors and Impact of the Fast Track Prevention Program." Aggressive Behavior 39.2 (2013): 114-130. [doi]  [abs]
  4. KA Dodge, J Godwin and Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group. "Social-information-processing patterns mediate the impact of preventive intervention on adolescent antisocial behavior.." Psychol Sci 24.4 (April, 2013): 456-465. [23406610], [doi]  [abs]
  5. KA Dodge, WB Goodman, R Murphy, K O'Donnell and J Sato. "Toward Population Impact from Home Visiting.." Zero Three 33.3 (January, 2013): 17-23. [23526864]  [abs]

Curriculum Vitae

Highlight:
Kenneth Dodge is the William McDougall Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Psychology - Social and Health Sciences. Additionally, Dodge is the first director of the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke. In this role, he leads an effort to bridge basic scientific research in children’s development with public policy affecting children and families. The center provides an integrated system of research, debate and dissemination, public service and teaching, addressing issues of child and family policy.

Dodge is trained as a clinical and developmental psychologist, has published more than 130 scientific articles, and is the principal investigator for several large research grants. He is the recipient of a research scientist award from the National Institute of Mental Health and has been honored with several awards from the American Psychological Association, including the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychopathology.

Dodge’s particular area of scholarship has addressed the development and prevention of chronic violence in children and adolescents. He has conducted both laboratory and longitudinal studies of how chronic aggressive behavior develops across the life span. His work has identified early family experience factors (such as child physical abuse), peer relations factors, and social-cognitive patterns that serve as catalysts for aggressive behavioral development. With colleagues, Dodge used these findings to create the Fast Track Program, a comprehensive effort to prevent the development of chronic violence in high-risk children. This program is being implemented and evaluated in four regions of the country, with positive preliminary results.

Dodge joined the faculty of the Sanford Institute in September of 1998. Previously Dodge served on the faculty at Indiana University, the University of Colorado and Vanderbilt University. He is married to Claudia Jones, M.D. They have two children, Graham and Zoe.

Bio/Profile
Kenneth Dodge is the William McDougall Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Psychology - Social and Health Sciences. Additionally, Dodge is the first director of the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke. In this role, he leads an effort to bridge basic scientific research in children’s development with public policy affecting children and families. The center provides an integrated system of research, debate and dissemination, public service and teaching, addressing issues of child and family policy.

Dodge is trained as a clinical and developmental psychologist, has published more than 130 scientific articles, and is the principal investigator for several large research grants. He is the recipient of a research scientist award from the National Institute of Mental Health and has been honored with several awards from the American Psychological Association, including the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychopathology.

Dodge’s particular area of scholarship has addressed the development and prevention of chronic violence in children and adolescents. He has conducted both laboratory and longitudinal studies of how chronic aggressive behavior develops across the life span. His work has identified early family experience factors (such as child physical abuse), peer relations factors, and social-cognitive patterns that serve as catalysts for aggressive behavioral development. With colleagues, Dodge used these findings to create the Fast Track Program, a comprehensive effort to prevent the development of chronic violence in high-risk children. This program is being implemented and evaluated in four regions of the country, with positive preliminary results.

Dodge joined the faculty of the Sanford Institute in September of 1998. Previously Dodge served on the faculty at Indiana University, the University of Colorado and Vanderbilt University. He is married to Claudia Jones, M.D. They have two children, Graham and Zoe.

Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Mandel Adam  
  • Shelley Alonzo-Marsden  
  • Sandra Nay  
  • Amy Schulting  
  • Joseph Crozier  
  • Julie Kaplow  
  • Reid Fontaine  

Kenneth A. Dodge