Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Areas of Expertise
- Child maltreatment prevention
- Suicide prevention
Richard W. Puddy, PhD, MPH
Branch Chief, Program Implementation and Dissemination Branch, Division of Violence Prevention, NCIPC
Richard W. Puddy, PhD, MPH joined CDC's Division of Violence Prevention in March 2007. He earned a PhD in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Kansas and a MPH from the University of Kansas Medical Center, completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Penn State University's Prevention Research Center, and served as a faculty member at the University of South Florida's Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute. Richard has over 20 years experience working in the field of prevention across all levels of the social ecology to prevent child maltreatment, suicide, youth violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence.
He is the Branch Chief of the Program Implementation and Dissemination Branch (PIDB) at CDC. PIDB has two main functionalities: 1) providing technical assistance and support to state and community partnerships, and 2) research, synthesis, and application of dissemination and implementation science. He previously served as the Lead Behavioral Scientist for the Research, Synthesis, and Application Team in PIDB. In addition to this work, Richard also focuses on the application of complex systems science to prevent violence across the life span.
To request an interview, call CDC's Division of News and Electronic Media at (404) 639-3286, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Page last reviewed: May 17, 2011
- Page last updated: May 17, 2011
- Content source: Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Division of News and Electronic Media
- Notice: Links to non-governmental sites do not necessarily represent the views of the CDC.