Dr. Gia Elise Barboza-Salerno is an incoming Assistant Professor (Fall 20200) in the College of Public Health and the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University. She currently serves as the Statistical Associate Editor for the journal Child Maltreatment. Dr. Barboza holds a Master of Science degree in Statistics, a Juris Doctorate in Law, a Master of Arts degree in Family Studies/Human Development, and a PhD in Political Methodology/American Politics from Michigan State University. Dr. Barboza also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Barboza’s scholarship focuses on the manifestation of violence across the lifespan from childhood to old age. Her work explores the multiple contextual influences of risk and protective factors (e.g., experiences of trauma, externalizing behavior and substance abuse, school achievement and housing) on manifestations of interpersonal violence (e.g., domestic abuse, child maltreatment, adolescent bullying), self-harm (e.g., suicide), and neglect in vulnerable populations (children, adolescents, LGBT individuals and the elderly). Dr. Barboza is an attorney who has worked in the courts representing victims of domestic violence. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the United Way of Merrimack Valley and the State Street Foundation. Dr. Barboza’s research utilizes big data, nationally representative datasets, quasi-experimental and longitudinal research designs and methodologies, such as Growth Mixture Modeling, Psychological Network Modeling, Parallel Process Modeling, and Bayesian Space-Time techniques. Her work has recently appeared in Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, Child and Youth Services Review, Child Maltreatment, The Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and The Journal of Urban Health.