Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Areas of Expertise
- The prevention of child maltreatment
Beverly L. Fortson, PhD
Behavioral Scientist, Research and Evaluation Branch, Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
Beverly L. Fortson, PhD, currently works as a behavioral scientist on the Child Maltreatment and Sexual Violence Team in the Research and Evaluation Branch of the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). Her research interests are in the primary and secondary prevention of child maltreatment, as well as in the utility of interventions for children with trauma exposure and behavior problems. In her current position, she focuses primarily on research examining the effectiveness of parenting interventions in preventing child maltreatment.
She began her career at CDC in 2000 in the Division of Violence Prevention as a behavioral scientist. Prior to joining CDC, she was an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina-Aiken in Aiken, SC where she taught undergraduate and graduate level courses and trained master’s level clinical psychologists.
Dr. Fortson received her B.S. in psychology from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, and her M.A. and PhD in Clinical Child Psychology from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. She completed a predoctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.
She has provided clinical services to children and families for over 12 years and is a licensed clinical psychologist.
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