John Eckenrode is Professor of Human Development and Director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. He is also Director of the National Data Archive of Child Abuse and Neglect. His research concerns child abuse and neglect, the effects of preventive interventions, translational research, and stress and coping processes. He is a social psychologist (Tufts, 1979), has authored numerous journal articles and chapters, and has edited three books, Stress Between Work and Family (with Susan Gore), and The Social Context of Coping, and Understanding Abusive Families (with James Garbarino). In 1997 he and his collaborators on the Nurse Home Visitation Project received the annual research award from the National Institute for Health Care Management in the maternal and child health care category. In 1995, he received the Robert Chin Memorial Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) for the best paper on child abuse and neglect that year. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Div. 7).
|Current Professional Activities:|
Dr. Eckenrode serves on the editorial board of the journal Child Maltreatment and is member of the Social Scholars Network
|Current Research Activities:|
Child abuse and neglect: Dr. Eckenrode has conducted research studies and participated in other outreach efforts in the area of child abuse and neglect. These efforts include research on the characteristics of official child maltreatment reports, the academic effects of child abuse and neglect. He also directs the National Archive for Data on Child Abuse and Neglect which supports researchers interested in the secondary analysis of child abuse and neglect data.
Prevention and Translational Research: Dr. Eckenrode has been a co-investigator of a long-term evaluation of the effects of a program of nurse home visitation on the development of high-risk mothers and their children. He also has a general interest in translational research related to the implementation of evidence-based programs.
|Current Public Engagement Activities:|
Dr. Eckenrode supports the outreach programs of the BCTR, and has been a PI or Co-PI on several Hatch and Smith-Lever grants.
Ph.D. 1979 - Tufts University - Social Psychology
M.S. 1975 - Tufts University - Experimental Psychology
B.A. 1972 - University of Notre Dame - Psychology
HD 4170 The Translation of Research Evidence into Practice and Policy
HD 6880: Seminar in translational research: Bridging research, programs and policies
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
Dr. Eckenrode is Director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research
Eckenrode, J., Smith, E.G., McCarthy, M., Dineen, M. (2014). Income inequality and child maltreatment in the United States. Pediatrics, 133(3), 454-461. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-1707
Tiffany, J.S., Exner-Cortens, D., & Eckenrode, J. (2013). Longitudinal associations between HIV risk reduction and out-of-school time program participation. Journal of Adolescent Health, 52, 795-797.
child maltreatment, early intervention, prevention, translational research, adolescent development, stress
|The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.|