Improving child health through the prevention of child maltreatment: A population perspective
The goal of the Children's Health & Discovery initiative (CHDI) is to foster multidisciplinary and innovative research that will positively impact childhood and lifelong health. As part of our goal of fostering multidisciplinary collaborations, the CHDI is holding seminar/brainstorming sessions, which we've termed "Great Minds Think for Kids". These sessions will include a 40-minute research-in-progress talk from a guest speaker, followed by a 40-minute brainstorming/group discussion session led by the guest speaker and a member of the CHDI scientific leadership.
Meghan Shanahan, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and a Senior Research Scientist at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. Dr. Shanahan attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A. 2001) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MPH 2006, PhD 2010). Her work has focused on the causes and consequences of child abuse and neglect, evaluating the impact of child maltreatment prevention programs, how to effectively conduct child maltreatment surveillance, and creating systems-level approaches to child maltreatment prevention.