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Deborah A. Gibbs

Deputy Program Director, Women, Children, and Families Program

Deborah A. Gibbs, MSPH, has more than 25 years of experience in developing evaluation designs that combine qualitative and quantitative methods. She has led numerous studies related to child welfare, violence against women, children’s health, prevention of HIV infection, and health communication. She has conducted structured interviews and focus groups with a wide variety of participants, as well as case studies of program implementation in both health and social service agencies. Ms. Gibbs has developed and applied systematic analytic techniques to interpret qualitative data and organize program data for interpretation.

Education

MSPH, Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; BA, Human Services, University of Massachusetts.

Latest Publications

Gibbs, D.A., Hardison Walters, J.L., Lutnick, A., Miller, S., & Kluckman, M. (2015). Services to domestic minor victims of sex trafficking: Opportunities for engagement and support. Children and Youth Services Review, 54 :1-7.
Williams, J., Miller, S., Cutbush, S., Gibbs, D., Clinton-Sherrod, M., & Jones, S. (2015). A latent transition model of the effects of a teen dating violence prevention initiative. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56 (2, Suppl 2):S27-S32.
Miller, S., Williams, J., Cutbush, S., Gibbs, D., Clinton-Sherrod, M., & Jones, S. (2015). Evaluation of the start strong initiative: Preventing teen dating violence and promoting healthy relationships among middle school students. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56 (2, Suppl 2):S14-S19.
Krieger, K.E., Cutbush, S., Gibbs, D., Clinton-Sherrod, M., & Miller, S. (2013). Implementer Perspectives on Adaptations to an Evidence-Based Intervention for Teen Dating Violence (TDV) Prevention. Presented at APHA 2013, Boston, MA, Nov 2013.
Miller, S., Williams, J., Cutbush, S., Gibbs, D., Clinton-Sherrod, M., & Jones, S. (2013). Dating violence, bullying, and sexual harassment: longitudinal profiles and transitions over time. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42 (4):607-618.
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Expertise

  • Child Welfare Services and Policy
  • Military Families
  • Evaluation Technical Assistance