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Julia Fleckman, PhD, MPH - Associate Director

Specialty Areas:

Family Violence, Parenting, Primary Prevention

VPI Core Areas

VPI Core Areas: #Child Maltreatment

Angles of Approach

#Prevention Intervention


Julia M. Fleckman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences. As a social scientist and mixed methods researcher, the primary focus of Dr. Fleckman's work is the prevention of violence and trauma. Her current emphasis is evaluating mechanisms for the prevention of family violence and sexual violence. Much of her work contributes to better understanding the role larger structural and community-level factors and processes may play in shaping behavior, and how such factors can be influenced to improve well-being and reduce risk for violence. Dr. Fleckman is the Associate Director of the Violence Prevention Institute, the Director of the Pincus Violence Prevention Scholarship, and the Director for Early Childhood Initiatives at the Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Women’s Community Health Education Center. 


Publications: Google Scholar or NCBI

Selected Publications:


Selected Research Grants

R01 HD093665-01                                         Taylor (PI)                                                      9/10/2018 – 6/30/2023
Longitudinal follow-up of brief parenting interventions to reduce risk of child physical maltreatment in a selected population
Grant amount: $3,033,152
The objectives of this mixed-methods research study are to reduce risk for child physical abuse are to establish sustained effects of two brief parenting interventions on parenting behaviors and child outcomes and to gain an in-depth understanding of the impacts of the interventions on parents’ choices of discipline strategies, their reasons for choosing them, and relevant social contexts.
Co-InvestigatorsDrury and Fleckman​​​​​​


CK-BX-0020-2015-91675-LA-IJ                Overstreet/Baker (Co-PIs)                                   06/2016 – 05/2020
Trauma-Informed Approaches to Improve School Safety
Grant amount: $2,662,969
The goal of the project is to use a multiple baseline design to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-component implementation strategy for trauma-informed schools that includes professional development, coaching, and organizational support in urban schools primarily serving low-income African American youth.

Co-Investigators: Fleckman​​​​​​



Course with violence related topics: 

Dr. Fleckman's School of Public Health profile page