Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Areas of Expertise
- Sexual Violence
- Intimate Partner Violence
Kathleen C. Basile, PhD
Lead Behavioral Scientist, Sexual Violence and Child Maltreatment Team, Research and Evaluation Branch, Division of Violence Prevention, NCIPC
Kathleen C. Basile, PhD, serves as Lead Behavioral Scientist of the Sexual Violence and Child Maltreatment Team in the Research and Evaluation Branch of NCIPC’s Division of Violence Prevention (DVP). She is responsible for providing leadership, mentoring, and scientific oversight to an interdisciplinary team of scientists, project officers, fellows, and contractors. DVP is the primary CDC/ATSDR organization tasked with surveillance, etiology, evaluation, and program dissemination and implementation across many violence topics including intimate partner violence, sexual violence, child maltreatment, youth violence, suicide and elder abuse.
She began her career at CDC in 2000 in the Division of Violence Prevention as a behavioral scientist. She served as acting team lead of the Etiology Team in DVP and then served as permanent team lead for seven years before the division reorganized and she moved to lead the Sexual Violence and Child Maltreatment Team in the Research and Evaluation Branch of DVP. Before coming to CDC, she served as a research associate in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.
Dr. Basile received her bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Alfred University in Alfred, NY, and her master of arts degree and doctor of philosophy degree in sociology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.
She has authored or coauthored more than 80 presentations, journal article, chapters, reports, and other publications. She has guest lectured annually at Emory University since 2004 and has received and been nominated for awards for her work in public health.
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