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Elizabeth Letourneau


Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau is a professor in the Department of Mental Health, and Director of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  For more than 30 years she has focused on child sexual abuse prevention, practice, and policy. Dr. Letourneau’s work has garnered approximately $35 million in grants and gifts, and resulted in more than 100 scientific papers and chapters and one edited volume What Works with Sex Offenders: Contemporary Perspectives in Theory, Assessment, Treatment and Prevention. She is an internationally recognized expert in CSA prevention and advises the European Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, the World Bank, and other government and Big Tech entities focused on preventing child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Her research on sex offender registration has been cited in several U.S. state supreme court cases, by state legislatures, and by the American Law Institute in their revised Model Penal Code. Dr. Letourneau is currently nominated to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Board of Scientific Counselors.

Elizabeth Letourneau 2018 headshot