Dr. Theresa Knott, Co-Investigator

Theresa KnottTheresa Knott is an Assistant Professor, Sociology and Associate Chair, Social Work at California State University (Northridge, CA). Her program of research focuses on the epidemiological analyses of child maltreatment; child welfare policy & practice; and program evaluation. Her current research examines the disproportionality of African-American children & youth in CPS through secondary data analysis of the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (2005/6) each with over 3,400,000 investigations. Dr. Knott is currently serving as Principal Investigator of a child sexual abuse prevention study, and Co-Investigator of a Community University Research Alliance SSHRC Grant (CURA) valued at over one-million dollars, which aims to identify developmental assets of urban youth.