Current VPR Senior Fellow 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. Prior to her current appointment at U.Va. she was an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair of the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she maintains an adjunct faculty position. She holds a doctorate in developmental psychology from Cornell University and a master's of education in counseling and guidance from the University of Georgia.
Her primary research interests focus on the development of aggressive behavior and school-based prevention. She collaborates on sponsored 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) and social-emotional learning curricula. She also has expertise in implementation science and coaching models and edits the journal Prevention Science. She collaborates on a number of pan-university efforts and initiatives, including the Integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV).
Catherine’s focus is on the Social and Behavioral Sciences and her primary project (s) include supporting Research Achievement Awards for faculty and the creation of a faculty leadership development workshop to support team science and lead major research center proposals.