The Childhood Domestic Violence Association has named Dr. Shanta Dube, a member of the faculty of the Georgia State University School of Public Health, to the Board of Advisors of its Georgia Chapter.
[Photo: Dr. Shanta Dube]
“Dr. Dube will utilize her extensive expertise in early childhood development and the profound, often lifelong impact of major childhood trauma on a life to advance the efforts, reach, and Association’s positive impact in metro-Atlanta and statewide,” the association said in an announcement of Dr. Dube’s appointment.
The Childhood Domestic Violence Association is a national nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness of childhood domestic violence and developing resources to serve survivors.
Dr. Dube started her public health career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1999 when she served as an early investigator on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study. She spent eight years on the ACEs study and gained national and international recognition for her research, which focused on childhood maltreatment and the contribution to health outcomes across the lifespan. She is an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Georgia State.
“There are no vaccinations to prevent the hidden scourge of domestic violence and related adversities,” Dr. Dube said. “Our society as a whole needs increased education and awareness about the occurrence and impact of these early life adversities.”