Founding Director, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
Prevention Science Program
Adolescent Problem Behavior: Violence, Crime, Delinquency, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Teenage Pregnancy, Sexual Deviance, DUI. Research Methodology, Sociology of Adolescence and Adolescent Development, Criminological Theory and Theory Validation, Program Evaluation
Dr. Elliott is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Sociology, research professor in the Institute of Behavioral Science and founding director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence. He directed a series of major longitudinal studies and published seven books on violence and delinquency. He was the senior science editor in 2001 of Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General and was presented the Public Health Service Medallion for Distinguished Service by David Satcher, MD, PhD, U.S. Surgeon General in 2001.