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Congratulations to Prerna Martin, who works in Shannon Dorsey’s lab, who recently received a dissertation grant through the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being!

The title of her dissertation is "Global is Local and Local is Global: A Mixed Methods Study to Select & Tailor Implementation Strategies for Reducing Child Maltreatment in Low-Resource Settings."

Implementation challenges significantly reduce the adoption and effectiveness of child maltreatment prevention programs in low-resource communities. Prior research in the U.S. has identified implementation strategies to address these challenges in general, but little is known about their specific applicability to low-resource settings in the U.S. and in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). This study will identify feasible and effective implementation strategies employed by child maltreatment programs in 10 LMIC. Novel applications of two mixed methods approaches, concept mapping and conjoint analysis, will be used to tailor these strategies for an organization delivering a parenting intervention to reduce child maltreatment in urban slums in New Delhi, India. This study will generate knowledge on the process of selecting and tailoring implementation strategies to address context-specific barriers and better prepare organizations in LMIC to deliver child maltreatment programs. Study findings have the potential to inform implementation practices among U.S. community-based organizations serving maltreated children in similar resource-constrained settings.

Read more about Prerna and the award here .