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Kenneth A. Dodge

Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
Box 90245, Durham, NC 27708-0545
214A Sanford Building, Box 90245, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Building a system of care to help all children succeed - Marjorie Pay Hinkley Endowed Chair Lecture · February 2020 Lecture Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Universal impact on early child development · October 2019 Invited Talk University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
From 40,000 Feet: A vision for birth-to-five public policy to nurture child development - Lipsett – Duchin Endowed Lecture · May 2019 Lecture Brown University, Providence, RI
Universal systems of care for early childhood · April 2019 Other The Jacobs Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
Parental Control and Social Withdrawal Across Seven Adolescent Years: A Developmental Cascade Model · March 2019 Lecture Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD
Building a system of care to help all children succeed - Marjorie Pay Hinkley Endowed Chair Lecture · February 2020 Lecture Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Universal impact on early child development · October 2019 Invited Talk University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
From 40,000 Feet: A vision for birth-to-five public policy to nurture child development - Lipsett – Duchin Endowed Lecture · May 2019 Lecture Brown University, Providence, RI
Universal systems of care for early childhood · April 2019 Other The Jacobs Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
Parental Control and Social Withdrawal Across Seven Adolescent Years: A Developmental Cascade Model · March 2019 Lecture Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD
Peer Socialization: A Memorial Panel Honoring Dr. Thomas Dishion’s Research and Mentorship - Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development · March 2019 Other Baltimore, MD
Early poverty interacts with adolescent inhibitory control and physiological reactivity to predict adult externalizing problems - Paper symposium at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development · March 2019 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Baltimore, MD
Change in Caregivers’ Attitudes and Use of Corporal Punishment Following a Legal Ban in Kenya - Paper symposium at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development · March 2019 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Baltimore, MD
The Moderating Role of Mothers’ Endorsement of Corporal Punishment and Child Adjustment in Eight Countries - Paper symposium at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development · March 2019 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Baltimore, MD
Parents’ Behavior and Academic Achievement in Nine Countries - Paper symposium at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development · March 2019 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Baltimore, MD
Family Irritability Expressiveness, Harsh Parenting, And Adolescents’ Socioemotional Functioning In Nine Countries - Paper symposium at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development · March 2019 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Baltimore, MD
Parental Control and Social Withdrawal Across Seven Adolescent Years: A Developmental Cascade Model - Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development · March 2019 Other Baltimore, MD
Dimensions of Deprivation and Threat, Psychopathology, and Potential Mediators: A Multi-Year Longitudinal Analysis - Paper symposium at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development · March 2019 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Baltimore, MD
Community agency collaboration for children · January 2019 Lecture Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Universal systems of care - Annual Meeting of the Children’s Home Society · October 2018 Invited Talk Chicago, IL
Prevention of child aggressive behavior in schools - Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association · August 2018 Invited Talk San Francisco, CA
A cross-lag analysis study of psychological to physical aggression · July 2018 Other The International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH
Universal approaches to preventing child maltreatment · May 2018 Lecture Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Individual differences in executive function partially explain the socioeconomic gradient in middle-school academic proficiency - The Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence · April 2018 Lecture Minneapolis, MN
All the Single Ladies (and Lads): Exploring Developmental and Historical Changes in Singlehood across the Transition to Adulthood - Paper symposium at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence · April 2018 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Minneapolis, MN
Intergenerational Continuity and Stability in Early Family Formation - The Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence · April 2018 Lecture Minneapolis, MN
Gender Differences in the Impact of North Carolina’s Early Education Initiatives on Elementary School Students · April 2018 Lecture The American Educational Research Association Meeting, New York, NY
Preventing antisocial behavior in schools · April 2018 Lecture University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Testimony to The Personnel Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee · March 2018 Invited Talk Washington, DC
Early Childhood Intervention to Improve Nutrition and Behavioral Development - Creating Connections: Early Childhood Development and Nutrition Summit · March 2018 Invited Talk World Food Policy Center, Durham, NC
Leveraging administrative data in education research · January 2018 Invited Talk Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY
Development and Prevention of Chronic Violence in Children - On the Shoulders of Giants Scientific Symposium · October 2017 Keynote/Named Lecture Child Mind Institute, New York, NY

The 2017 On the Shoulders of Giants Scientific Symposium celebrated the work of Kenneth A. Dodge, PhD, Pritzker Professor of Public Policy; Founder of the Center for Child and Family Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and 2017 Child Mind Institute Distinguished Scientist Award Recipient.

Development and Prevention of Antisocial Behavior · October 2017 Invited Talk New York University, New York, NY
The State of Durham’s Young Children · August 2017 Other North Carolina County Commissioners Annual Meeting,, Durham, NC
A System of Care for Young Children - Biennial Meeting · April 2017 National Scientific Meeting Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX
A Consensus Report on the Status of Pre-Kindergarten · April 2017 Invited Talk Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
The North Carolina Education Research Data Center · March 2017 Invited Talk University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
What Should We Teach Our Children in School? - Department of Psychology and Neuroscience · February 2017 Lecture Duke University, Durham, NC
Prevention of Violence · January 2017 Broadcast Appearance The Charlie Rose Television Show., New York, NY
The Family Connects Program · January 2017 Invited Talk United Way, Charleston, SC
The Society for Prevention Research MAPS III Report · December 2016 National Scientific Meeting Prevention Economics Planning and Research Network meeting, Washington, DC
Population Impact on Early Child Abuse · September 2016 Invited Talk Bipartisan Policy Group Early Childhood Convening, Durham, NC
Universal Postnatal Home Visiting · July 2016 Invited Talk National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Washington, DC
Mapping Advances in Prevention Science III - Task Force on Economic Analysis in Prevention Science · June 2016 Invited Talk Society for Prevention Research annual meeting, San Francisco, CA
The Early Truancy Prevention Program · June 2016 Invited Talk The School Attendance Forum of the Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL
Hostile Attributional Bias Mediates the Contagion of Violence around the Globe - annual meeting · May 2016 National Scientific Meeting American Psychological Science, Chicago, IL
Why Child Protection Financing Reform is So Important - Spring Conference · April 2016 National Scientific Meeting Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington, DC
Teaching Adolescents to be More Benign and Peaceful Creatures - Annual Meeting · April 2016 Keynote/Named Lecture Society for Research in Adolescence, Baltimore, MD
Implementation and Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluation of Universal Postnatal Nurse Home Visiting - Annual Meeting · April 2016 Invited Talk Doris Duke Foundation Fellows, Chapel Hill, NC
Becoming More Benign, Competent, and Peaceful Creatures · April 2016 International Meeting or Conference University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
A Public Health Approach of Early Child Abuse Prevention - Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research · April 2016 Lecture University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Case Examples of Ethical Dilemmas in Prevention Science - Society for Prevention Research Work Group on Ethics · March 2016 Invited Talk Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Smart Start, NC Pre-Kindergarten Program, and Child Care Subsidies - Invited Testimony · February 2016 Other North Carolina State Legislature, Raleigh, NC
Investing in Early Childhood: A Scientific Perspective · January 2016 Invited Talk Salt Lake Innovation Summit, Salt Lake City, UT
Impact of North Carolina’s early childhood initiatives on special education placements in third grade - Annual Meeting · January 2016 National Scientific Meeting American Education Research Association, Philadelphia, PA
Primary School Truancy: Risk Factors and Consequences for Subsequent Dropout - The Annual Fall Research Conference of The Association for Public Policy and Managemen · November 2015 Lecture Miami, FL
Experiments in Early Truancy Prevention - The Annual Fall Research Conference of The Association for Public Policy and Management · November 2015 Other Miami, FL
Early Truancy Prevention Program Preliminary Report on Attendance Impacts - Gender and Educational Inequality: Impact of North Carolina’s Early Education Initiatives on Academic Performance Gaps · November 2015 Other Miami, FL
Gender and Educational Inequality: Impact of North Carolina’s Early Education Initiatives on Academic Performance Gaps - The Annual Fall Research Conference of The Association for Public Policy and Management · November 2015 Other Miami, FL
The Growing Use of Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare - The Annual Fall Research Conference of The Association for Public Policy and Management · November 2015 Other Miami, FL
Impact of Early Childhood Education Policies on Special Education Placements - The Annual European Conference on Educational Research · September 2015 Other Budapest, Hungary
Community Prevention of Child Maltreatment · August 6, 2013 Lecture Baltimore, Maryland
Durham Connects: A Universal Approach to Newborn Parent In-Home Support · August 6, 2013 Lecture Raleigh, NC
Honoring the Legacy of Nicki Crick. Invited Symposium Chair · August 6, 2013 Lecture Seattle, WA
Gene by Intervention Effects in Developmental Psychopathology · August 6, 2013 Lecture Marbach, DE
Life-course-persistent trajectory of externalizing symptoms is associated with greater consumption of sweetened drinks among individuals with high temperamental resistance to control - The Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science · May 2013 Other Washington, DC
Maternal relationship quality reduces anxiety continuity in early adolescence - The Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science · May 2013 Other Washington, DC
Describing and predicting developmental profiles of externalizing problems from childhood to adulthood - The Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development · April 2013 Other Seattle, WA
Temperamental and maternal influences on internalizing problems and depressive symptoms in adolescence - The Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development · April 2013 Other Seattle, WA
Peer acceptance in childhood uniquely predicts young adult BMI - The Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development · April 2013 Other Seattle, WA
Genetic markers of differential susceptibility to prevention of externalizing psychopathology - The Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development · April 2013 Other Seattle, WA
Durham Connects: Evaluation of a Brief, Universal, Postnatal Nurse Home Visiting Program - Measures of Successful Home Visiting Webinar presented by the Pew Center on the States · January 2013 Other Washington, DC
Developmental trajectories of adolescent dating aggression · November 2012 Other The National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ
Development of identity style in adolescence and links with interpersonal relationships in emerging adulthood - The Society for Research in Child Development Themed Meeting: Transitions from Adolescence to Adulthood · October 2012 Other Tampa, FL
Durham Connects: Implementation and Evaluation of a Brief, Universal, Postnatal Nurse Home Visiting Program - Presentation at the annual meeting of Prevent Child Abuse America · October 2012 Lecture Jacksonville, FL
The transitions of dating aggression from adolescence to young adulthood - The Society for Research in Child Development Themed Meeting: Transitions from Adolescence to Adulthood · October 2012 Other Tampa, FL
From birth to school: The effects of early childhood programs on educational outcomes in North Carolina · December 21, 2011 Lecture Paper presented at the Association for Public Policy and Management's (APPAM) annual meeting in Washington, DC
Why a focus on social and emotional learning? · July 15, 2011 Invited Talk Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, DC
Preventing conduct disorder in children at high risk · July 15, 2011 Invited Talk Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, DC
The Durham Connects nurse home visiting program: A conceptual overview - first annual Frontiers of Innovation Workshop · June 15, 2011 Invited Talk Frontiers of Innovation, Cambridge, MA
Preventing Conduct Disorder in Children at High Risk · June 1, 2011 Lecture Washington, DC
Factors affecting retention in community maltreatment prevention research · May 17, 2011 Lecture Paper presented at 2011 Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada
Cognitive control, social-information processing, and antisocial behaviors among adolescent offenders · May 17, 2011 Lecture Paper presented at the American Psychology and Law Society International Conference, Miami, FL
Psychosocial predictors of engagement in a home visiting program for at-risk mothers · May 17, 2011 Lecture Paper presented at 2011 Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada
An examination of individual differences in adolescents’ responsiveness to parental reinforcement and punishment · April 18, 2011 Lecture Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal
Development of the SIP-AP: A web-based measure of social information processing patterns in elementary school-aged boys · April 18, 2011 Lecture Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal
Behavioral adjustment and peer relations as predictors of rejection sensitivity · April 18, 2011 Lecture Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal
Temperament moderates associations between exposure to stress and children’s externalizing problems · April 18, 2011 Lecture Paper presented in symposium at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal
Competence in middle childhood moderates the intergenerational continuity of harsh parenting · April 18, 2011 Lecture Paper presented in symposium at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal
Evaluating nurse implementation of a high-inference screening tool for child maltreatment risk in a community intervention · April 18, 2011 Lecture Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada
School-based corporal punishment and children’s school-based outcomes: Results from a longitudinal sample of grades 1-9 · April 18, 2011 Lecture Paper presented in symposium at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal
Relating a Formal Model of Cognitive Response Modulation to Social-Cognitive Processes in Adolescence and Outcomes in Young Adulthood · April 18, 2011 Lecture Poster presented at the 2011 Jacobs Foundation Marbach Conference, Marbach Castle, Germany
Science-informed jurisprudence · April 18, 2011 Lecture Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal
Adolescence: Exploration and Self-Regulation of the Unknown · April 18, 2011 Lecture Paper presented at the 2011 Jacobs Foundation Marbach Conference, Marbach Castle, Germany
Continuity and change in extracurricular activity involvement from grade 7 to grade 12 · April 18, 2011 Lecture Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal
Mothers’ prenatal attributions about infants’ intentions predict hostile parenting behaviors and early maltreatment · April 18, 2011 Lecture Paper presented in symposium at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal
Family factors predicting participation in a universal postnatal nurse home visiting program · April 18, 2011 Lecture Montreal
Disentangling the effects of early adverse experiences and student mobility on student outcomes in elementary school - The Annual Meeting of the Sociology of Education Association · February 2011 Other Pacific Grove, CA
Parenting and children’s emotion regulation - The Carolina Consortium on Human Development series at the Center for Developmental Science · September 2010 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Chapel Hill, NC
Reward sensitivity moderates longitudinal association between sleep deprivation and overweight - The Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association · August 2010 Other San Diego, CA
The role of personality in pathways of peer relationships from childhood to young adulthood - The Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development · July 2010 Other Lusaka, Zambia
Framing National Policy to Prevent Chronic Violence · March 16, 2010 Lecture National Summit on Interpersonal Violence and Abuse across the Lifespan: Forging a Shared Agenda, Dallas
The interplay of positive parenting and positive social information processing in the prediction of adolescent social adjustment · March 1, 2010 Lecture Philadelphia, PA
Childhood mutual disliking predicts adolescent aggression and relationship conflict · March 1, 2010 Lecture Philadelphia, PA
Reciprocal associations between negative parenting and child antisocial behavior - The Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence · March 2010 Other Philadelphia, PA
Externalizing behaviors over time: Implications for prevention and treatment - The Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapy · 2010 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium San Francisco, CA
Framing Public Policy and Prevention of Sexual Violence · October 1, 2009 Lecture 28th Annual Research and Treatment Conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse, Dallas
MAOA uVNTR and early parent-to-child aggression interact to influence delinquent behavior · June 1, 2009 Lecture Minneapolis, MN
Workshop on Social and Environmental Influences and Adolescent Risk Behavior · May 1, 2009 Lecture National Research Council Institute of Medicine annual meeting, Washington, DC
Continuity and change in interparental conflict and discipline in middle childhood · April 1, 2009 Lecture Denver
Genes, Environments, and Cognitions in Externalizing Disorders · April 1, 2009 Lecture University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Does Physical Abuse in Early Childhood Predict Substance Use in Adolescence and Early Adulthood? · April 1, 2009 Lecture Denver
Genetic moderation of antisocial peer influence: Examination of the Taq1A polymorphism · April 2009 Lecture Denver, CO
Longitudinal and intergenerational relations between substance use and child maltreatment · April 2009 Lecture Denver, CO
Internalizing symptoms and sexual behavior in adolescence: One may not lead to the other · April 2009 Lecture Denver, Co
Sleep duration predicts symptoms of conduct disorder and depression in late adolescence · April 2009 Lecture Denver, CO
Predictors of parents' campaigns to reduce their children's conduct problems · April 2009 Lecture Denver, CO
Who dislikes whom: Characteristics of children in mutual dislike dyads that promote or deter aggression · April 2009 Lecture Denver, CO
Child temperament and change in interparental conflict · April 2009 Lecture Denver, CO
A longitudinal study of developmental trajectories of depressive symptoms · April 2009 Lecture Denver, CO
Genetic influences on developmental trajectories of externalizing behavior: Data from the Child Development Project · April 2009 Lecture Denver, CO
Elementary school age boys' social information processing cognitions in ambiguous situations · April 2009 Lecture Denver, CO
Framing a National Strategy for the Prevention of Chronic Violence · April 1, 2009 Lecture The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta
Competence, social capital, and life adjustment · April 2009 Lecture Denver, CO
Social information processing models of aggressive behavior · March 1, 2009 Lecture Tel Aviv, Israel
DRD2/ANKK1 genotypes predict adolescent substance use trajectories: An 8-year, 6-wave longitudinal analysis · June 2008 Lecture Washington, DC
Genotypic associations with externalizing trajectories: Examining moderation by adverse socialization environments · June 2008 Lecture Louisville, KY
Genetic influences on developmental trajectories of externalizing behavior: Data from the Child Development Project · June 2008 Lecture Louisville, KY
Phenotypic manifestations of GABRA2 across development: Longitudinal extension and replication of findings · May 2008 Lecture Chicago, IL
The role of the environment and development in gene by environment interactions · May 2008 Lecture San Francisco, CA
Early exposure to marital instability: Implications for sexual behavior and mental health · May 2008 Lecture Chicago, IL
Developmental precursors of risky sexual behavior · April 2008 Lecture Indianapolis, IN
The developmental course of illicit substance use from age 12 to 22: Links with depressive, anxiety, and behavior disorders at age 18 · April 2008 Lecture Indianapolis, IN
Perceptions of parental rejection and hostility as mediators of the link between discipline and adjustment in five countries · March 2008 Lecture Chicago, IL
Social Information Procession and antisocial behavior: Recent developments in developmental research · 2008 Lecture Wuerzburg, Germany

Service to Duke


Academic Council (University) · 2016 - 2018 Committee Service