Canan Karatekin


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Strategies to combat the correlates and consequences of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in college students and other populations.


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Research interests

The goal of our research group is to help alleviate the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), which include experiences such as abuse, neglect, exposure to domestic violence and neighborhood violence, peer victimization, and parental mental illness. We examine the consequences and associated features of these experiences, and the factors that underlie and exacerbate their effects. We also seek to bridge the gap between academic research on interventions related to ACEs and actual practices on the ground. We focus especially on the factors affecting the effectiveness of these interventions across multiple domains, such as mental and physical health, education, and law. Finally, we are interested in the local, state, and federal policies that address ACEs and interventions related to ACEs.


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of California


Award Date: May 31 1996

BA, Harvard University


Award Date: May 31 1988

Research interests

  • adverse childhood experiences
  • child maltreatment
  • child welfare
  • domestic violence
  • victimization
  • health
  • educational disparities
  • opportunity gap
  • achievement gap

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Research Output

  • 6 Scopus citations

    Identifying adverse childhood experiences in pediatrics to prevent chronic health conditions

    Barnes, A. J., Anthony, B. J., Karatekin, C., Lingras, K. A., Mercado, R. & Thompson, L. A., Jan 1 2020, In : Pediatric Research. 87, 2, p. 362-370 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Adverse Childhood Experiences 101: A Primer for Clinicians

    Karatekin, C. & Almy, B., May 1 2019, In : Creative Nursing. 25, 2, p. 87-102 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Characteristics of Disclosing Childhood Victimization and Risk of Revictimization in Young Adulthood

    Desir, M. P. & Karatekin, C., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle