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Kenneth Dodge Ph.D.


Dr. Dodge is the William McDougall Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. He grew up in Chicago, graduated from Northwestern University, and then earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from Duke University. He is the first Director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, where he leads an effort to bridge basic scientific research in children’s development with public policy affecting children and families.

Dr. Dodge has published more than 400 scientific articles and is the principal investigator for several large research grants. He has devoted his career to understanding how some children grow into chronically aggressive adults and how interventions and public policies can prevent this development. Dr. Dodge has served on the faculties of Duke University, Indiana University, the University of Colorado, and Vanderbilt University. He is married to Claudia Jones, M.D. They have two children, Graham and Zoe.

Awards and Credentials

  1. American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution
  2. Boyd McCandless Award for Scientific Contribution to Developmental Psychology
  3. Senior Scientist Award from the National Institutes of Health
  4. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

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