Catherine A. Taylor, PhD, MPH, LCSW

Associate Professor
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Catherine A. Taylor, PhD, MPH, LCSW, is trained in clinical social work and public health and is an Associate Professor in Tulane’s Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences. Her work aims to inform the development of strategies to prevent and reduce violence in communities and within families. Her current research is primarily focused on understanding social norms relevant to child physical abuse, and informing, developing, and testing community-level strategies designed to alter such norms to prevent child abuse. She has presented her work at conferences such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, American Public Health Association, International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, and Society for Social Work and Research. She is a member of the Advisory Board for End Physical Punishment of Children, Center for Effective Discipline. She teaches classes in Tulane’s MPH program including “Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Education and Communication Programs” and “Violence as a Public Health Problem.”