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Todd Herrenkohl, PhD

Professor and Marion Elizabeth Blue Endowed Chair in Children and Families, School of Social Work, University of Michigan




Dr. Todd Herrenkohl is Professor and Marion Elizabeth Blue Endowed Chair in Children and Families at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. His scholarship focuses on the correlates and consequences of child maltreatment, risk and resiliency, and positive youth development. His funded studies and publications examine health-risk behaviors in children exposed to adversity, protective factors that buffer against early risk exposure, and prevention. An international scholar, Dr. Herrenkohl works with policy makers, school and child welfare professionals, and community partners to increase the visibility, application, and sustainability of evidence-based programs and practices in prevention, social emotional learning, and trauma-responsive care. Dr. Herrenkohl contributed to the U-M IPC Massive Open Online Course, “Injury Prevention for Children and Teens” in the ACES section.

Research Interests

Child maltreatment and the psychosocial and developmental underpinnings of health-risk behaviors in youth and adults; substance use, mental and physical health outcomes of adversity; and resilience.

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