Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Areas of Expertise
- Youth Violence
- Community Violence
Greta Massetti, PhD
Chief, Prevention Development and Evaluation Branch, Division of Violence Prevention, NCIPC
Greta Massetti, Ph.D., serves as the chief of the Prevention Development and Evaluation Branch in the Division of Violence Prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Dr. Massetti is responsible for leading an interdisciplinary branch focused on evaluating programmatic and policy initiatives in violence prevention, community safety, and health economics research. PDEB is tasked with coordination of DVP’s activities to identify the most effective primary prevention strategies to create safer communities and lead to reductions in rates of violence, including youth violence, child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and suicide.
Dr. Massetti received bachelor of arts degrees in Psychology and Music from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Following an internship at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Chicago Hospitals, Dr. Massetti was a faculty member in the departments of Psychology and Pediatrics at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Dr. Massetti joined CDC in 2007. She has served as team lead for the youth violence and sexual violence evaluation team in DVP, and was the lead of the Academic Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention program.
Dr. Massetti has conducted research on early identification of and intervention with children at risk for learning and behavior problems. Dr. Massetti’s work is focused on evaluating the effects of comprehensive community violence prevention strategies. Dr. Massetti’s research addresses contextual factors affecting youth development and community safety and health. Dr. Massetti’s interests involve identifying evidence-based programs and strategies for preventing youth violence and promoting positive youth development in schools and communities. Dr. Massetti has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in professional journals and has given presentations across the United States and internationally. Dr. Massetti is on the editorial boards and serves as reviewer for several professional journals.
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