Dr. Catherine Taylor’s work is focused on the primary prevention of family violence, particularly child physical abuse, corporal punishment, and intimate partner violence. Her scholarship is designed to be translated and disseminated to disrupt the intergenerational cycle of violence as well as reduce childhood trauma and resulting health disparities. Taylor‘s public health approach to violence prevention targets population-level, social norms’ change (e.g., education of professionals and universal parenting education). Her research methodologies have ranged from randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental designs to large epidemiologic studies, surveys, and focus groups. Dr. Taylor is the former Director of the Violence Prevention Institute.
Publications: Google Scholar or NCBI
- Gershoff, E. T., Font, S. A., Taylor, C. A., Garza, A. B., Olson-Dorff, D., & Foster, R. H. (2018). A short-term evaluation of a hospital no hit zone policy to increase bystander intervention in cases of parent-to-child violence. Children and Youth Services Review.
- Taylor, C. A., Fleckman, J. M., Scholer, S. J., & Branco, N. (2018). US Pediatricians' Attitudes, Beliefs, and Perceived Injunctive Norms About Spanking. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 39(7), 564-572.
- Temple, J. R., Choi, H. J., Reuter, T., Wolfe, D., Taylor, C. A., Madigan, S., & Scott, L. E. (2018). Childhood corporal punishment and future perpetration of physical dating violence. The Journal of pediatrics, 194, 233-237.
Selected Research Grants
R01 HD093665-01 Taylor (PI) 9/10/2018 – 6/30/2023
NIH / NICHD
Longitudinal follow-up of brief parenting interventions to reduce risk of child physical maltreatment in a selected population
Grant amount: $3,033,152
Our long-term goal is to reduce rates of corporal punishment and child physical maltreatment by strengthening the evidence base for brief, widely adaptable, and sustainable interventions deliverable in broad selected and universal populations. The objective is to test the sustained effects of two such interventions, Triple P-Level 2 and Play Nicely, and to examine how social contexts influence their adoption and sustained effects.
Co-Investigators: Drury and Fleckman
R01 HD095609 Theall/Branas (Co-PIs) 8/01/2018 – 7/31/2023
NIH / NICHD
Place matters - Adaptable Solutions to Violence at the Community Level
Grant amount: $2,840,053
The goal of this research is to assess the impact of greening and blight remediation on youth and adult violence.
Co-Investigators: Taylor and Wallace
Courses with violence related topics