Kenneth Dodge, PhD

Pritzker Professor of Public Policy; Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience and Sanford School of Public Policy

Kenneth A. Dodge is the Pritzker Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. He is a leading scholar in early child development and prevention of problem behaviors. He founded the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, and he has developed Family Connects, a universal postnatal home-visiting program which has been shown to decrease emergency care costs in an infant’s first year of life and which has been replicated in over 25 communities nationwide. He is trained as a clinical and developmental psychologist, having earned his B.A. in psychology at Northwestern University in 1975 and his Ph.D. in psychology at Duke University in 1978. Dodge has published more than 500 scientific articles which have been cited more than 80,000 times. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015.