Sherry Hamby is Research Professor of Psychology at the University of the South and Director of the Appalachian Center for Resilience Research. A licensed clinical psychologist, she has worked for more than 20 years to make families stronger. Her previous work includes many large projects similar in size to the Life Paths project, including co-investigator on the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence, which is the U.S.’s primary surveillance of youth victimization. She also has extensive experience conducting research in under-served communities, including the first reservation-based study of domestic violence among American Indians and the first Swiss dating violence prevention program.
Dr. Hamby serves as founding editor of the APA journal Psychology of Violence. She is a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors at the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and was selected in 2013 as a “Woman Making an Impact on Children’s Exposure to Violence” by the Safe Start National Resource Center, among other recognitions. She is author or co-author of more than 100 works including The Web of Violence: Exploring Connections among Different Forms of Interpersonal Violence and Abuse. Her most recent book, Battered Women’s Protective Strategies: Stronger than You Know, also calls for a more strengths-based approach to working with people experiencing challenges. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.