Div. 37 President

Jennifer Kaminski, PhDJennifer Kaminski, PhD, is the team lead for the child development studies team within the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Her team’s work focuses on public health strategies to promote healthier futures for children with, or at risk for, mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders.  Kaminski’s research applies psychological expertise and methodology to public health issues affecting children, youth and families. Areas of publication include national profiles of children with mental, behavioral or developmental disorders; evidence-based prevention and treatment of child behavior problems; behavioral health integration into pediatric primary care; and risk factors for adolescent suicidal behavior. During her years as a Behavioral Scientist in CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention, Kaminski provided technical expertise on evaluations of programs to prevent child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner violence and suicide.  Kaminski completed her PhD in developmental psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and also has direct experience working with children in foster care and children who exhibit problem behaviors. She is a fellow of APA who has previously served as graduate student representative and secretary of Div. 37, and president of the Section on Child Maltreatment.