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Sherry Hamby, Ph.D.

Sherry Hambyis a Research Associate Professor of Psychology at Sewanee, the University of the South, studying the methodological and measurement challenges of violence research and cross-cultural issues in measuring and intervening for violence.  Dr. Hamby is the Founding Editor for the journal Psychology of Violence, published by the American Psychological Association.  Dr. Hamby is part of the team that conducts the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence, which is the U.S.’s primary surveillance mechanism for youth victimization and the source of the most up-to-date and comprehensive statistics on the co-occurrence among different forms of youth violence. Dr. Hamby is author or co-author of more than 60 publications on family violence and youth victimization, including The Conflict Tactics Scales Handbook and Sortir Ensemble et Se Respecter, the first Swiss dating violence prevention program.  With Mary Beth Skupien, she conducted the first reservation-based study of intimate partner violence among American Indians.  She has served on three expert panels addressing violence topics for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Hamby has received awards from the National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.

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