John R. Lutzker

John R. Lutzker, PhD (University of Kansas) is Director of the Center for Healthy Development and Professor of Public Health at Georgia State University. Among his previous positions, he was Chief of the Prevention Development and Evaluation Branch of the Division of Violence Prevention in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was a Distinguished Professor at The University of Judaism, where he also served as Acting Provost. He has published 150 professional articles and chapters, six books, and has made over 400 professional presentations, nationally and internationally. Dr. Lutzker is President of Division 33 of the American Psychological Association in which he is a Fellow in five Divisions. Among his awards are the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award from the Department of Applied Behavioral Science from the University of Kansas, Outstanding Research Career Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and Visiting Scholar in Practice, Emory University School of Law, Georgia Child Welfare Legal Academy. He is on the editorial boards of  several prestigious international journals and his applied research involves the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and parents with intellectual disabilities.