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CEBC Scientific Panel

Our national Scientific Panel is comprised of seven core members who are nationally recognized as leaders in child welfare research and practice, and who are knowledgeable about what constitutes best practice/evidence-based practice. The panel assists in identifying relevant practices and research and provides guidance on the scientific integrity of the CEBC products.

Role of the Scientific Panel

  • Assist with identifying relevant practices and research for programs within the selected topic areas that have known evidence or are commonly utilized in California.
  • Provide recommendations for Topic Experts once topic areas have been selected.
  • Provide guidance on the scientific integrity of the CEBC products.
  • Ensure the CEBC remains up-to-date on the latest emerging evidence and literature.

Scientific Director

Scientific Panel

  • Richard P. Barth, PhD
    Dean of School of Social Work
    University of Maryland
    Baltimore, MD
  • Lucy Berliner, MSW
    Director of Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress
    Clinical Associate Professor
    School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
  • Mark Chaffin, PhD
    Professor of Pediatrics
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Stan Huey, Jr., PhD
    Associate Professor
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Laurel Leslie, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
    Tufts University School of Medicine
    Associate Director of Community Engagement
    Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    Boston, MA
  • Benjamin E. Saunders, PhD
    Director of Family and Child Program, National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center
    Professor at Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, SC
  • Haluk Soydan, PhD
    Research Professor, University of Southern California School of Social Work
    Co-founder and Chair of the Campbell Collaborative
    Los Angeles, CA