Global efforts to prevent violence have tended to focus on violence between men. Yet it is gender-based violence, largely directed at women and girls, that inflicts the highest costs on a society's health and well-being. Jacquelyn Campbell, an international authority on violence against women, discusses this global problem and highlights some of the new community-based strategies that are being used successfully to combat it.
Hailed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the 20 most influential researchers in disease prevention over the last two decades, Jacquelyn Campbell has published well over 200 articles and seven books on intimate partner violence, violence against women, and adolescent exposure to violence. She has been principal investigator on numerous major federal research grants and served as co-chair of the Steering Committee for the WHO Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women. She currently co-chairs the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Global Violence Prevention.
An elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Nursing, Dr. Campbell served on the congressionally appointed U.S. Department of Defense Domestic Violence Task Force, as well as on the board of directors for five battered women shelters, including the House of Ruth. She is the current Chair of the Board of Directors for Futures without Violence.
Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University
National Program Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Program