Jennie Noll, PhD

Ken Young Family Professor for Healthy Children | Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies; Penn State |Director, Child Maltreatment Solutions Network

Jennie Noll, PhD is a Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University. Dr. Noll has devoted her career to studying of the impact childhood sexual abuse by being both Principal- and Co- Investigator of the longest, ongoing longitudinal study of sexual abuse survivors which is now in its 30th year. She has conducted several additional NIH-funded longitudinal studies focused on abused females’ risk for pre-term parturition, teenage motherhood, premature cognitive aging, and sex trafficking. In 2013 she joined Penn State University to direct the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network; a cluster-hire of 12 faculty across five colleges to conduct impactful research to solve the complex issues of child maltreatment from transdisciplinary lenses. As of March 2017, Dr. Noll is the Principal Investigator of the NICHD P50 Capstone Center for child maltreatment research and training titled “Penn State’s Translational Center for Child Maltreatment Studies.” This P50 Center is funded by NIH to becoming a national model for scientists working in conjunction with advocates, practitioners, and policy makers to resource, conduct, and disseminate new science that can change health and developmental trajectories for victims, mobilize public investment in prevention and treatment, accelerate science to practice, spark dynamic system-wide solutions, and support and inspire future generations to do the same.