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David Lisak, Ph.D. on CNN

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Below is information on Dr. David Lisak, including previous print, radio and television appearances. Dr. Lisak can be reached via media@1in6.org.

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David Lisak, Ph.D.

Dr. David Lisak is founding board member of 1in6 and an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He studies the long term effects of childhood abuse in adult men, and the relationship between early abuse and the later perpetration of violence. His research has been published in leading journals in psychology, trauma and violence, and he was the founding editor of the journal, Psychology of Men and Masculinity. In addition to his research and teaching, Dr. Lisak serves as faculty for the National Judicial Education Program and the American Prosecutors Research Institute and consults frequently with law enforcement and prosecutors on sexual violence and homicide cases across the country. Dr. Lisak has conducted workshops in more than forty states across the U.S., and also consults widely with universities, the U.S. military, and other institutions regarding sexual assault prevention and policies.

Print and web news stories featuring Dr. Lisak have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times (e.g., 1/24/12 story featuring 1in6Science section front page), The Boston Globe, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Television interviews with Dr. Lisak have aired on on CNN, including an interview on the Penn State sexual abuse story and an interview on Senator Scott Brown’s disclosure and why males often stay silent.

Dr. Lisak is also one of three men featured in Boys and Men Healing, an excellent documentary on men’s efforts to heal from the effects of boyhood sexual abuse. There is a 10-minute clip of excerpts here.

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In most cultures and their media, the lasting effects of childhood sexual abuse in the lives of men has been neglected. With your help, we’d like change that tragic and unnecessary reality – and with it the lives of millions of affected men and their families, friends, and coworkers.

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