Dr. J. Bart Klika


Dr. J. Bart Klika is the Chief Research Officer with the national organization Prevent Child Abuse America and a research faculty at Florida State University College of Social Work.  Prior to joining PCAA, Dr. Klika was an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Montana. His research examines the causes and consequences associated with child abuse and neglect in an effort to prevent its occurrence. In 2011, he was selected for the inaugural cohort of fellows for the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, a national fellowship providing support and mentorship for doctoral students seeking innovations in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Dr. Klika is the senior editor for the APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment (4th Ed.) and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  Dr. Klika is currently the co-principal investigator of two CDC funded projects, one looking at the effects of paid family leave and child care supports in prevention multiple forms of violence, and the other evaluating state child sexual abuse prevention policies.