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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.


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

Latest Publications

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.
Cutbush, S.L., Williams, J., Miller, S., Gibbs, D., & Clinton-Sherrod, M. (2012). Electronic Dating Aggression among Middle School Students: Demographic Correlates and Associations with Other Types of Violence. Presented at APHA 2012, San Francisco, CA, Oct 2012.
Cutbush, S.L., Miller, S., Williams, J., Gibbs, D., & Clinton-Sherrod, M. (2012). Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships (Student Baseline Data). Presented at APHA 2012, San Francisco, CA, Oct 2012.
Gibbs, D.A., Clinton-Sherrod, A.M., & Johnson, R.E. (2012). Interpersonal conflict and referrals to counseling among married soldiers following return from deployment. Military Medicine, 177 (10):1178-1183.
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