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Child Maltreatment

Child Maltreatment

Contemporary Issues in Research and Policy

Series Editors: Korbin, Jill, Krugman, Richard D.

ISSN: 2211-9701

About the Editors

Dr. Richard Krugman 

Dr. Richard Krugman is one of the preeminent experts and scholars in the field of child abuse and neglect in this country and a protégé of Dr. C. Henry Kempe. He is still on the full-time faculty as a pediatrician and Distinguished University Professor at The Kempe Center, which he directed from 1981-1990. He was Dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine from 1990-2015 and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs from 2007-2015. In the 1970’s, he also served an appointment with the Public Health Service at the National Institute of Health and the Food and Drug Administration and was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in Washington D.C 1980-1981. He chaired the AAP Child Abuse Committee in the 1980’s, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect from 1988-1991, and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2005. Throughout his career, he has authored over 120 original papers, chapters, editorials, and 6 books and has numerous awards and honors. Last year, Dr. Krugman co-founded The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (www.EndCAN.org) with his former patient, Lori Poland, after retiring as Dean so to try to help the field of child abuse be seen solely as a social and legal issue, to the health, public health and mental health issue it also is.

Dr. Jill E. Korbin 

Dr. Jill E. Korbin is the Lucy Adams Leffingwell Professor of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio, USA). Korbin’s research interests include culture and human development; cultural, medical and psychological anthropology; neighborhood, community, and cultural and contextual influences on children and families; child maltreatment; and child and adolescent well-being. Korbin’s awards include the Margaret Mead Award (1986) from the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology; a Congressional Science Fellowship (1985-86) through the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society for Research in Child Development; and the Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Case Western Reserve University. Korbin served on the National Research Council's Panel on Research on Child Abuse and Neglect, as a member of the Board of ChildFund International and as President of the Society for Psychological Anthropology. Korbin and her colleagues have completed a NICHD-funded mixed methods project on the influence of neighborhood factors on child maltreatment and child well-being, studying the same Cleveland neighborhoods at two time periods, 20 years apart. Korbin’s work on child maltreatment is primarily in relationship to culture and context, including neighborhood conditions. She edited the first volume on culture and child maltreatment, Child Abuse and Neglect: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (1981, University of California Press, reissued 2018). Korbin and Richard Krugman, are currently co-editing a book series, Child Maltreatment: Contemporary Issues in Research and Policy (Springer) that includes C. Henry Kempe: A 50 Year Legacy to Child Abuse and Neglect (Krugman and Korbin, 2013) and The Handbook of Child Maltreatment (Korbin and Krugman, 2014). With international editors Ben-Arieh, Cassas and Frones, she is a co-editor of the five-volume Handbook of Child Well-Being (Springer, 2014). She has a commitment to mixed methods research and bridging research, practice, and policy related to the well-being of children and young people.

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