OVC Academic Researchers


Lawrence Aber
Distinguished Professor of Applied Psychology and Public Policy at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University
Michael Boivin
Associate Professor in Neurology & Ophthalmology and Psychiatry at Michigan State University
Theresa Betancourt
Assistant Professor of Child Health and Human Rights at Harvard University Director of the Research Program on Children and Global Adversity (RPCGA)
Paul Bolton
Associate Scientist at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Paula Braitstein
Associate Research Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine
Malcom Bryant
Clinical Associate Professor Center for Global Health & Development at Boston University
Hyunsan Cho
Associate Research Scientist
Judith Cohen
Medical Director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children & Adolescents at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA Professor of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine
Nancy Cohen
Director of Research at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre for Children’s Mental Health and the Hincks-Dellcrest Institute, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Toronto, and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at OISE/UT and York University
Lucie Cluver
University Lecturer in Evidence-based Social Intervention in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford
Fatima Delladj-Sebaa
Clinical Psychologist specialising in the development of children and adolescents and is also a lecturer at the Department of Psychology at the University of Oran, Algeria
Shannon Dorsey
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, School of Medicine Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology
Ananda Galappatti
Visiting Lecturer at Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo Director (Strategy) at the Good Practice Group
Amy Hobbie
International Sector Program Coordinator at the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR) at Duke University
Grace Japkemboi
Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Alabama at Burlington
Rogers Kasirye
Fellow at the Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University Executive Director, Uganda Youth Development Links
Caroline Kuo
Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital
Santi Kusumaningrum
Co-Director of the Center for Child Protection at the University of Indonesia
Lucy Le Mare
Associate Professor of Education at Simon Fraser University
Richard McKenzie
Walter B. Gerken Professor of Enterprise and Society at The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine
Benyan Mezmur
Mellon-Research Fellow based at the Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape
Laura Murray
Assistant Scientist at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Charles Nelson
Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Research Director of the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital
Karen O'Donnell
Associate Professor in Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center and a Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy at Duke University
Jan Ostermann
Associate Research Professor at Duke University
Patricia Paul-Carson
Former manager of Intercountry Adoption Services for the Canadian government and consulted with UNICEF and the Cambodian government
Danius Puras
Head and Associate Professor of the Center of Child Psychiatry and Social Pediatrics in Vilnius University
Peter Selmen
Visiting Fellow, School of Geography, Politics & Sociology – New Castle University
Lisa Serbin
Concordia University Research Chair in Psychology (Tier 1) and Director of the Centre de Recherche en Développement Humain (CRDH)
Lorraine Sherr
Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology at University College London
Jonathan  Simon
Director, Center for Global Health & Development at Boston University, Professor and Chair of the Department of International Health
Morten Skovdal
Research Fellow at the Department of Health Promotion and Development, University of Bergen and a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Julia Sloth-Nielson
Dean of Faculty of Law at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa Member of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
Fred Ssewamala
Associate Professor of Social Work and International Affairs at Columbia University School of Social Work; a Global Thought Fellow with Columbia University; and a Senior Research Fellow with New America Foundation
Richard Sullivan
Associate Professor at the University of British Colombia School of Social Work
Nico Trocmé
Professor at the McGill School of Social Work
Nathan Thielman
Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University
Eddy Joshua Walakira
Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences at Makere University (Uganda)
Kathryn Whetten
Director of the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR)
Rachel Whetten
International Sector Director at the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR)