Deborah Gorman-Smith

Deborah Gorman-Smith’s research, grounded in a public health perspective, is focused on advancing knowledge about development, risk and prevention of aggression and violence, with specific focus on minority youth living in high-burden urban communities. She has published extensively in areas related to youth violence, including the relationship between community characteristics, family functioning and aggression and violence, including partner violence and the impact of family-focused preventive interventions.

She is the principal investigator and director of the Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention, one of six national Academic Centers of Excellence funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gorman-Smith is a current fellow and the past president for the Society for Prevention Research and has served on other national and state committees including the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control.

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