UAH welcomes domestic violence expert Jacquelyn C. Campbell


Jacqueline C. Campbell, an internationally recognized domestic violence expert from Johns Hopkins University

Michael Mercier | UAH

In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Jacqueline C. Campbell, an internationally recognized domestic violence expert from Johns Hopkins University will conduct a free workshop "Administering the Danger Assessment," Thursday, Oct. 13, on the campus of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

The day-long workshop will instruct attendees on administering the Danger Assessment Instrument to victims/survivors of domestic violence. The workshop is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Nursing Building, room 205. Campbell's visit is sponsored by the UAH College of Nursing, Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) and Crisis Services of North Alabama (CSNA). Workshop registration is free. Registration should made by Friday, Oct. 7, online or by email at, or by phone at 256.716.4052. Continuing Education Unit credit is $10 and payable at the door.

Additionally, on Friday, Oct. 14, the College of Nursing, WGS and CSNA will host the performance of the one-act play, She Got Flowers Today (, followed by a panel discussion from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Nursing Building, room 113.

A 2011-2012 study by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) based in Washington, D.C., rated Alabama second behind Nevada for having the most women killed by men. In a more recent study by VPC, more than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2014 and the most common weapon used to commit the crimes was a gun.

The Danger Assessment Tool (, developed by Dr. Jacqueline C. Campbell helps to determine the level of danger an abused woman has of being killed by her intimate partner. Using the Danger Assessment Tool requires the weighted scoring and interpretation that is provided after completing the training. The Danger Assessment Tool is available in a variety of languages.

Campbell is the Anna D. Wolf Professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing's Department of Community—Public Health and one of the university's 17 inaugural Gilman Scholars. She is also the national program director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program and co-chair of the Institute of Medicine Forum on the Prevention of Global Violence.

Since 1980 Campbell has been conducting advocacy policy work and research in the area of violence against women and women’s health, publishing more than 220 articles and seven books. She has been Principal Investigator on 10 major National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Justice or Centers for Disease Control research grants and Co-Chaired the Steering Committee for the World Health Organization Multi-country Study on Violence Against Women and Women’s Health.

Campbell's honors include election as a member of the Institute of Medicine and membership on its Board of Global Health, three honorary doctorates, election to the American Academy of Nursing, chairing the Board of Directors of the Family Violence Prevention Fund, and receiving the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Pathfinder and the American Society of Criminology Vollmer Awards. She was also a member of the congressionally appointed U.S. Department of Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence and served on the Board of Directors of the House of Ruth Battered Women’s Shelter and three other shelters.

Campbell earned a BSN from Duke University, MSN from Wright State University and PhD from The University of Rochester.

For recent statistics on domestic violence in the United States, please visit: Partnership Against Domestic Violence and When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data.


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