Sherry Hamby, research professor in Sewanee’s Department of Psychology, has been invited to serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, part of the CDC. Appointments to the Board are approved at the cabinet level, and the invitation came from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
The Injury Center is the nation’s leading authority on violence and injury prevention. It researches the best ways to prevent violence and injuries, using science to create real-world solutions to keep people safe and healthy. The Board of Scientific Counselors is charged with providing advice and making recommendations to the HHS secretary and CDC director regarding scientific and technical program goals and objectives, strategies, and priorities.
Hamby also serves as director of the Life Paths Research Program and as editor of the journal Psychology of Violence.