Professor Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, Anna D. Wolf Chair is a visionary in the field of injury and violence prevention according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
She is one of 20 leaders being honored as part of the 20 for 20 Project, a yearlong celebration of the Center’s 20th anniversary.
“Dr. Campbell has worked tirelessly—for decades—to help women stay safe and healthy. Her work has had a tremendous effect on the way health care providers and policy makers address intimate partner violence,” said Dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN.
A nationally recognized expert in preventing intimate partner violence (IPV), Campbell has been conducting advocacy, policy work, and research on the topic since 1980. Her studies have paved the way for a growing body of interdisciplinary research in IPV, and national and international policymakers frequently rely on her expertise in creating IPV prevention policy. She is widely known for developing and testing the Danger Assessment, an instrument designed to help abused women accurately assess their risk of domestic violence homicide.
"The primary goal of my work has been to ensure that women get the help that they need," says Campbell. She hopes that being recognized by the CDC’s Injury Center will “inspire researchers and practitioners to continue seeking solutions to violence.”
Campbell currently serves as Co-Chair of the Institute of Medicine Forum on the Prevention of Global Violence and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Futures without Violence. Previously, she served on the board for the House of Ruth Battered Women's Shelter and four other shelters, and she was also a member of the congressionally appointed U.S. Department of Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence.