Scott Harpin, assistant professor of the University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing (CON), has been selected as one of 15 fellows from throughout the U.S. for an interdisciplinary training program, “Building Careers for Research in Child Maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence.”
This is a new program for early career scholars and is funded by the National Institute for Child and Human Development. It is being presented through a collaboration of CDC-funded injury and violence prevention center scholars at the Medical College of Wisconsin, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus, in collaboration with the Colorado ICRC, Washington University, and the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research.
The fellows will partner with senior research mentors in their specific interest area and work together during the coming year to develop a junior faculty research plan.
Harpin's expertise is in adolescent/public health nursing and health services research. He’s in the CON Division of Informatics, Health Systems & Leadership and is interested in adolescent health issues. His nursing and public health practice has focused on vulnerable population health and prevention, specifically maternal-child health, adolescent health, children’s mental health and public health nursing practice. Harpin's research interests are in child welfare (foster care, homeless, incarcerated youth), prevention research and quantitative research methodologies.