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His research centers around violence prevention and community engagement as a vehicle for reducing child abuse (see 90by30 Initiative). He has collaborated with the U.S. Department of Justice in an effort to create a streamlined domestic violence intervention system (Greenbook Initiative), is currently measuring child abuse and neglect rates in Oregon (Oregon Child Abuse Prevalence Study), has partnered with the University of Kentucky and 22 U.S. universities to evaluate sexual assault bystander prevention effectiveness (McBEE), and works actively with The Ford Family Foundation on an Oregon-wide evaluation of Stewards of Children (sexual abuse prevention), and a Lane County-specific effort to reduce child abuse and neglect (90by30 Initiative).