Laurie M. Graham
Laurie M. Graham, PhD, MSW came to her position as Assistant Professor with more than a decade of experience addressing dating/intimate partner and sexual violence intervention and prevention. As a practitioner, she worked for and collaborated with various community-based and governmental agencies to provide supportive services for survivors of dating/intimate partner and sexual violence and their families. Additionally, she developed and implemented dating and sexual violence prevention programming for adolescents in middle school settings and provided professional and volunteer training on various topics related to violence intervention and prevention. These experiences guide Dr. Graham’s research, which employs an intersectional, resilience-focused lens to understand violent behavior as well as how to best prevent various forms of violence and homicide in trauma-informed and culturally responsive ways. Dr. Graham is currently working on several projects related to these topics that include analyzing data from the National Violent Death Reporting System, systematically reviewing international literature on child homicide in the context of intimate partner violence, and supporting the development and evaluation of multiple community- and school-based violence prevention efforts. Dr. Graham teaches graduate courses related to social work practice with communities, organizations, and intimate partner violence.