Catherine Bradshaw

Board of Directors

Catherine Bradshaw is a university professor and the senior associate dean for research and faculty development at the University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development.  Prior to her current appointment, she was an associate professor and the associate chair of the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she continues to hold an adjunct faculty appointment and affiliation with several research centers.  She holds a doctorate in developmental psychology from Cornell University and a Master’s of education in counseling and guidance from the University of Georgia.

Her primary research interests focus on the development of behavior and mental health problems and school-based prevention and intervention programming.  She collaborates on several federally funded research projects examining bullying and school climate; the development of aggressive and problem behaviors; effects of exposure to violence, peer victimization, and environmental stress on children; educational and disciplinary disparities; and the design, evaluation, and implementation of evidence-based prevention programs in schools.  She presently collaborates on several randomized trials of school-based prevention programs, including Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and social-emotional learning curricula.  She also has expertise in implementation science and coaching models.