Neil Guterman

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  • Dean, Mose and Sylvia Firestone Professor, Social Service Administration


Neil Guterman, a leading expert on child abuse and neglect and violence exposure in children, is the Mose and Sylvia Firestone Professor in the School of Social Service Administration.

Guterman currently directs two studies that are examining the effectiveness of strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect, which are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Children’s Bureau of the Department of Health and Human Services. He also is directing a third study that is examining the role of fathers in the origin of physical child abuse and neglect.

Guterman also is the principal investigator of a study examining adolescents’ exposure to violence outside the home.

Guterman, who also is a Faculty Associate in the Chapin Hall Center for Children, has advised the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, the CDC, the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Prevent Child Abuse America, and the National Conference of State Legislatures about issues related to violence against children.