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Nancy Guerra, Ed.D.


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NANCY GUERRA, Ed.D.

Principal Investigator and Director, Southern California Academic Center of Excellence on Youth Violence Prevention
Professor of Psychology
University of California, Riverside
Email: nancy.guerra@ucr.edu

Nancy Guerra is a professor of psychology at University of California Riverside. She received her doctorate from Harvard University. Dr. Guerra’s professional research interests and practice experience have focused on youth development and violence prevention. She is widely published and is well known nationally and internationally for her violence prevention and intervention research. She has served on a number of national expert panels and study groups, such as the President's Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office of Education's National Standards Project, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's study group on serious and violent juvenile offenders. Recently, she was the principal investigator on an 8-year large-scale preventive intervention study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. This study evaluated the impact of a comprehensive and long-term intervention involving children, teachers, and families on the prevention of aggression and violence in inner city and urban communities. In addition, Dr. Guerra was the principal investigator on the evaluation of a school-wide wellness promotion and violence prevention project funded by a grant from SAMSHA to the Riverside Unified School District. She is also the principal investigator on the grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which funds the Southern California Academic Center of Excellence on Youth Violence Prevention. The Center’s efforts involve a multi-disciplinary collaboration of faculty from six southern California universities with a focus on bridging the gaps between research and practice.


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