FVPF eJournal
Futures Without Violence eJournal


Mission Statement

Because everyone deserves to live a life free of violence and health care providers have a critical role in early identification, intervention, and prevention of family violence, the mission of Family Violence Prevention and Health Practice is to improve the health, safety, and quality of care for survivors of family violence. The goals of this multidisciplinary on-line publication are:

  • To examine the physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive health effects of family violence over the lifespan
  • To promote and disseminate evidence-based research addressing the identification and management of family violence in the clinical and public health setting, policy analyses, cost utilization studies, evaluation studies including the cost effectiveness of intervention and prevention, and other topics that will lead to new directions in research, prevention, practice, and policies in the healthcare and public health setting
  • To provide an expedient venue to publish information on exploratory quantitative and qualitative research, pilot projects, and new initiatives on family violence
  • To share information on service providers’ experiences, innovative strategies, and promising practices to address family violence over the lifespan

Editorial Staff

Health E-Journal Editor: Linda Chamberlain, PhD, MPH
Dr. Chamberlain, the founding director of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project, is an epidemiologist specializing in domestic violence and childhood exposure to violence. An internationally renowned speaker on domestic violence and the impact of violence on children and brain development, Dr. Chamberlain is a frequent keynote speaker for the State of California’s Safe from the Start Initiative and a consultant for Futures Without Violence. Dr. Chamberlain holds affiliate faculty appointments with the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins University. She earned her doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins and masters of public health from Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Chamberlain has received numerous awards and recognition for her work including a National Kellogg Leadership Fellowship.

E-Journal Staff
Lisa James, Director of Health
Vedalyn DeGuzman, Program Specialist
Kristen Kaeding, Program Assistant

Other National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence Staff
Debbie Lee, Senior Vice President
Rebecca Levenson, Senior Health Policy Analyst
Anna Marjavi, Program Manager

Funded in part by the Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, Family & Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families,  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Editorial Board

Jacqueline Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Johns Hopkins University School Of Nursing
Baltimore, MD

Ann L. Coker, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
University of Texas School of Public Health
Houston, TX

Gene Solomon Feder, MD, MBBS
Professor of Primary Care Research & Development
Centre for General Practice and Primary Care Barts &
London Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry
London, United Kingdom

Janice Humphreys, PhD, RN, CS, NP
Associate Professor
Department of Family Health Care Nursing
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Robert M. Reece, MD
Director, MSPCC Institute for Professional Education of Pediatrics
Norwich VT

Ann Rosewater
Former Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Atlanta, GA

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer
Center for Practical Health Reform
Larkspur, CA

Phyllis Sharps, PhD
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Baltimore, MD

Peter Stringham, MD
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
East Boston, MA

Robert Thompson, MD
Group Health – Preventive Care
Seattle, WA

Mieko Yoshihama, MSW, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Michigan School of Social Work
Ann Arbor, MI

Therese Zink MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH