Author: Catherine Bradshaw
Catherine Bradshaw, Ph.D., M.Ed. is a Professor and the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. She also maintains faculty appointment at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health where she co-directs two prevention research centers focused on school-based programming. Her primary research interests focus on the development of aggressive behavior and school-based prevention. She collaborates on research projects examining bullying and school climate; the development of aggressive and problem behaviors; effects of exposure to violence, peer victimization, and environmental stress on children; children with emotional and behavioral disorders and autism; and the design, evaluation, and implementation of evidence-based prevention programs in schools. She has led a number of federally funded randomized trials of school-based prevention programs, including Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), classroom management, and social-emotional learning curricula.