Dr. Emily Douglas

Dr. Emily Douglas

Dr. Emily Douglas

Dr. Douglas is an associate professor in the School of  Social Work and Master of Social Work program at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts and founder and chair of the National Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy.  Her research focuses on child and family well-being, with a strong focus on policy and programmatic implications. Dr. Douglas' expertise lie in fatal child maltreatment, men who experience female-to-male partner violence and seek help, divorced families,  corporal punishment and the use of research in policy-making.

She is the sole co-investigator of a current 3-year (2011-2014) NICHD-funded study concerning the physical health of men who have sustained intimate partner violence and their children (with Dr. Denise Hines, Clark University, Psychology Department, Principle Investigator) and the 2010 recipient of the Presidential Fellow, which enabled her to spend the 2010-2011 academic year as a visiting research fellow at the internationally known Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire, where she studied fatal child maltreatment.

In her previous positions Dr. Douglas was an assistant extension professor at the University of New Hampshire in the Department of Family Studies.  She was also co-chair of the 9th International Family Violence Research Conference held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in July, 2005 .  Between 2002-2004 Dr. Douglas was a postdoctoral research fellow with Dr. Murray Straus at the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire. She completed my doctorate in public policy at the University of Massachusetts in 2002.