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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Deinera Exner-Cortens will join PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network) as Scientific Co-Director alongside Dr. Wendy Craig.

Dr. Exner-Cortens is an Assistant Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair (Childhood Health Promotion) in the Department of Psychology, an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social Work, and is jointly appointed to the Department of Psychiatry (Cumming School of Medicine) at the University of Calgary. She holds a PhD in Developmental Psychology and a Master of Public Health.

Dr. Exner-Cortens’ research focuses on evaluating healthy relationships resources in school and community settings, developing and evaluating implementation support tools for school-based mental health service delivery, and prevention of adolescent dating violence. Dr. Exner-Cortens collaborates with community and research partners provincially and nationally.

With her deep knowledge in adolescent dating violence prevention, Dr. Exner-Cortens will be an invaluable addition to PREVNet’s goal of eliminating violence and promoting healthy relationships.