Sherry Hamby, Ph.D. is Director of the Life Paths Research Center and Founder of ResilienceCon. She is also Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at the University of the South. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Hamby has worked for more than 20 years on the problem of violence, including front-line crisis intervention and treatment, involvement in grassroots organizations, and research leading to the publication of more than 200 articles and books. She is best known for her work on poly-victimization, measuring violence, and resilience. Her awards include Outstanding Contribution to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association. She was founding editor (2010-2018) of the APA journal Psychology of Violence (Q1 in Family Studies and Criminology).
Her research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institutes of Health, the Digital Trust Foundation, and numerous other agencies. She has served on several national research advisory boards, including the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the CDC. She completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, CBS News, Huffington Post, and hundreds of other media outlets.