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Jennie G. Noll, Ph.D.


Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

Director: Child Maltreatment Solutions Network 

Principal Investigator: NICHD P50 Capstone Center for Healthy Children





209 Health and Human Development Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Brief Bio

Jennie G. Noll, Ph.D., is a professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Director of the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, and PI of the NICHD P50 Capstone Center for Healthy Children her primary research foci are the bio-psycho-social consequences of childhood sexual abuse, pathways to teen pregnancy and high-risk sexual behaviors for abused and neglected youth, the long-term adverse health outcomes for victims of sexual abuse, midlife reversibility of neurocognitive deficits in stress-exposed populations, and the propensity for abused and neglected teens to engage in high-risk internet and social media behaviors. Dr. Noll works with local, state, and federal policy makers to translate science into messages that impact child welfare policy and practice.


1990, B.A., Psychology, University of Southern California

1995, Ph.D., Developmental Psychology/Statistical Methodology, University of Southern California


child sexual abuse, longitudinal studies, research-to-policy, health consequences of abuse, teen pregnancy, sexual abuse prevention, developmental sequelae of sexual abuse over the lifecourse

Research Interests

internet and social media, sexual behaviors, intergenerational transmission, biological embedding, neurocognitive development, policy analysis, sex trafficking, prevention



HDFS 597

Grant Writing Seminar

HDFS 521

Child Maltreatment: Theory, Research, and Impact