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Angela Dawn Moreland-Johnson PhD

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  • Associate Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Primary and secondary prevention of child maltreatment
  • Risk factors and consequences of child, adolescent, and adult trauma exposure
  • Implementation and dissemination of evidence-based trauma-focused treatment, with particular emphasis on underserved populations
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Angela Moreland, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Purdue University in 2009 and completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship and post-doctoral research fellowship at the NCVC. Dr. Moreland’s research interests focus on primary and secondary prevention of child abuse and risk factors for maltreatment among high risk parents of young children (i.e., substance use, teen pregnancy); as well as dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practice for victims of interpersonal violence and their families. Dr. Moreland also examines the link between victimization and high-risk behaviors, such as substance use and delinquency, among children and adolescents. Currently, her primary projects focus on prevention of maltreatment, as well as other negative consequences, among substance-using parents; as well as several other projects focused on dissemination and implementation of evidence-based trauma-focused treatments.

Dr. Moreland has served as Evaluator of several large-scale longitudinal projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Office on Violence Against Women, SAHMSA, FEMA, the Duke Endowment, and the National Institutes of Health. Importantly, Dr. Moreland currently serves as the Evaluator of a Category II center through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network; the EMPOWERR Expansion Project, which targets prevention of HIV among high-risk adolescents; and Charleston HEART, which is a homicide early intervention and advocacy response team. Dr. Moreland serves as the Director of the Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center, an OVC-funded initiate to evaluate previous response to mass violence incidences, as well as develop effective response for future mass violence events.  Finally, Dr. Moreland serves as the Director of the Center for Firefighter Behavioral Health, which provides resources and support to address behavioral health needs of firefighters.